The Inn at Furnace Creek

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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.

The Inn at Furnace Creek, a member of Historic Hotels of America since 1999, dates back to 1927.

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.

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