The Inn at Furnace Creek
1927 – Pacific Borax Company hires Los Angeles architect Albert C. Martin and landscape architect Daniel Hull to build the Inn at Furnace Creek.
1930 – Death Valley Railroad closes, paving the way for tourists to visit the area via their own vehicles.
1931 – Furnace Creek Golf Couse opens as a nine-hole facility.
1933 – President Hoover signs a proclamation creating Death Valley National Monument.
1949 – The newly formed Death Valley ‘49ers organization holds its first annual encampment. The event now draws thousands of visitors to Death Valley each November.
1952 – Death Valley Days became a successful television series after 14 years on radio. The last TV show aired in 1968.
1968 – Furnace Creek Golf Course expands to an 18-hole facility.
1994 – By an act of Congress, Death Valley was expanded to 3.3 million acres and on October 31 was designated a National Park.
1997 – Furnace Creek Golf Course is redesigned by noted course architect, Perry Dye.
2002 – Many dignitaries attend the Inn’s 75th Anniversary celebration and a time capsule is buried on the property.
For more information about the The Inn at Furnace Creek or to make reservations please visit furnacecreekresort.com/the-inn-at-furnace-creek or call 1.800.236.7916.