While out wandering around in the wilds of Death Valley National Park, we found a historic inscription by William Rood, who was part of the Jayhawkers escaping Death Valley in 1849. There is some debate as to if the inscription was really made in 1849 or later on a return visit a few years later. Also, I added a photo of an old AAA sign that is very close by. The sign is probably a reproduction but still a rare find. These used to be all over the desert. Only a few of them survive today.