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Death Valley Junction, California

First called Amargosa, meaning “bitter water” in the Paiute language, this tiny town situated in the Mojave Desert, is today home to less than a half dozen people. Getting its start as a borax mining community, several historic buildings continue to stand today including the Amargosa Hotel and Opera House, which still cater to visitors.

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Cafe

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Cafe

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Cafe Door

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Cafe Door

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Cafe Shops

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Cafe Shops

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Cafe Window

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Cafe Window

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel - 2

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel - 2

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel - Detail

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel - Detail

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel - Door

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel - Door

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel - Door-2

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel - Door-2

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel - Mural

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel - Mural

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel - Mural-2

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel - Mural-2

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel Dining Room

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel Dining Room

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel Interior

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel Interior

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Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel Interior - 4

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel Interior-2

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel Interior-2

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Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel Interior-3

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel, 1935.

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Hotel, 1935.

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Opera House

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Opera House

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Opera House - Doors

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Opera House - Doors

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Opera House - Stove

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Opera House - Stove