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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.
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00073662 Works Progress Administration Collection WPA 9154 4x5 CARL0000077136 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/3092
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