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View of Death Valley Badlands from Zabriskie Point
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Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
Frashers Inc
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Federal Writers' Project
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The name Zabriskie comes from Christian Brevoort Zabriskie, who in the early 20th century was the vice-president and general manager of the Pacific Coast Borax Company, whose famous twenty mule teams were used to transport borax from the company's mining operations in Death Valley.
View of Death Valley' Badlands from Zabriskie Point. Zabriskie Point is a section of Death Valley National Park susceptible to erosion. The terrain is referred to as badlands because it is very difficult to grow plants there. It is composed of sediments from Furnace Creek Lake, which dried up 5 million years ago long before Death Valley came into existence.
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Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 9118 4x5
Pacific Coast Borax Company
Mountains--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs

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