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Title
Date palm groves at Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley
Alternative Title
Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
Creator
Walter S. Craig Photograph
Date Created and/or Issued
1939
Publication Information
Federal Writers' Project
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
The date palm groves at Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley. The growth of dates was introduced to the Furnace Creek ranch in about 1921 or 1922, probably by Pacific Coast Borax Company officials who suggested it as an added source of revenue. About ten tons of dates were produced each year in the 1930s. Mountains can be seen at the end of the row of palms.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00073662
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 9154 4x5
CARL0000077136
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/3092
Subject
Furnace Creek Inn (Death Valley, Calif. and Nev.)
Pacific Coast Borax Company
Date palm--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Trees--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Hotels--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Mountains--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs

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