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Furnace Creek, Death Valley California

In the 1920s, as it became apparent to the Pacific Coast Borax Company that the emphasis of borax mining was swinging away from Death Valley, leaving the region with a still-functioning railroad and comfortable living quarters at Ryan, California, it was decided that it might be a good time to start encouraging tourist travel to the area in order to make some money off these still-usable facilities. Other factors, too, seemed to assure the probable success of such a venture including tourist travel on the railroads, the success at Stovepipe Wells Resort, and the great valley temperatures during the months from October to May.




Borax, 1870

Borax, 1870

Death Valley, CA - 20 Mule Team Road

Death Valley, CA - 20 Mule Team Road

Death Valley, CA - 20 Mule Team Road - 2

Death Valley, CA - 20 Mule Team Road - 2

Death Valley, CA - 20 Mule Team Road 2

Death Valley, CA - 20 Mule Team Road 2

Death Valley, CA - 20-Mule Team Borax Wagons

Death Valley, CA - 20-Mule Team Borax Wagons

Death Valley, CA - 20-Mule Team Wagon Wheel

Death Valley, CA - 20-Mule Team Wagon Wheel

Death Valley, CA - 20-Mule Team, 1890

Death Valley, CA - 20-Mule Team, 1890

Death Valley, CA - 20-mule team, 1949

Death Valley, CA - 20-mule team, 1949

Death Valley, CA - Artist Palette

Death Valley, CA - Artist Palette

Death Valley, CA - Artist Palette Road

Death Valley, CA - Artist Palette Road

Death Valley, CA - Artist Road

Death Valley, CA - Artist Road

Death Valley, CA - Bad Water Basin

Death Valley, CA - Bad Water Basin

Death Valley, CA - Bad Water Basin - 2

Death Valley, CA - Bad Water Basin - 2

Death Valley, CA - Borax Cars, 1937

Death Valley, CA - Borax Cars, 1937

Death Valley, CA - Harmony Borax Works

Death Valley, CA - Harmony Borax Works

Death Valley, CA - Harmony Borax Works Wagon

Death Valley, CA - Harmony Borax Works Wagon

Furnace Creek Camp

Furnace Creek Camp

Furnace Creek Inn, 1928

Furnace Creek Inn, 1928

Furnace Creek, CA - Furnace Creek Camp

Furnace Creek, CA - Furnace Creek Camp

Furnace Creek, CA - Furnace Creek Inn Pool

Furnace Creek, CA - Furnace Creek Inn Pool