The area had a minor amount of mining and I suspect the cabin was built by a prospector in search of that elusive big strike that dreams are made of.
I couldn’t find much other history on this site. That’s OK though, the sheer remoteness of this lonely area make it attractive.
Michel Digonnet describes the hike out to the cabin under “Soldier Pass Canyon” in his book: “Hiking Western Death Valley National Park: Panamint, Saline, and Eureka Valleys”. This book is worth having.