7 Photos - Apr 28, 2010
Photo: Program from the 1949 Death Valley Centennial CelebrationPhoto: Program from the 1949 Death Valley Centennial Celebration (inside).Photo: Program from the 1949 Death Valley Centennial CelebrationPhoto: This photo shows the orchestra on the hill in the background, the wagons of the Pageant in the middle and the overflow crowd standing on the hillside in the foreground.Photo: The pageant included reenactments of events of 1849 with music by Ferde Grofe and the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra. The narration of all the proceedings was given by James Stewart.Photo: More than 65,000 people showed up to the 1949 Centennial Pageant- it was a huge success!Photo: This photo shows the cars parked at Desolation Canyon.