Ron's Log

Ron's Log

Posted on 10/14/2010


Photo taken on October 13, 2010


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Coachella Valley Water District
Imperial Dam Tour
Plank Road
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Plank Road Plaque (7990)

Plank Road Plaque (7990)
Plank Road
1914 to 1927

This unique plank road seven miles long was the only means early motorists had for crossing the treacherous Imperial Sand Dunes. The eight by twelve foot sections were moved with a team of horses whenever the shifting sands covered portions of the road. Double sections were placed at intervals to permit vehicles to pass..

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