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Title
Twenty mule team wagon
Creator
French, Gerald L. (photographer)
Date Created and/or Issued
1958
Contributing Institution
San José State University, Special Collections and Archives
Collection
Gerald L. French Photograph Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Slide shows a twenty mule team wagon at the borax works in Death Valley.
The twenty mule teams "pulled massive wagons hauling borax from the Harmony Borax Works near Furnace Creek to the railhead near Mojave, a grueling 165 mile, ten day trip across primitive roads. Although the teams only ran for six years--1883 to 1889--they have made an enduring impression of the Old West." Today two wagons are on display in Death Valley: one at the Furnace Creek Ranch and the other at Harmony Borax Works. From: "Twenty Mule Teams - Death Valley National Park" http://www.nps.gov/deva/historyculture/twenty-mule-teams.htm (accessed 4/24/12).
Type
image
Format
image/jpeg2000
35 mm.
Extent
35 mm.
Identifier
http://digitalcollections.sjlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/french/id/55
Subject
Carts & wagons
Deserts
Borax mines and mining
Place
Death Valley
California
Source
Gerald L. French Photograph Collection

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