Wagon from Twenty Mule Team- Borax

carol_in_californiaMarch 17, 2007

We were in Death Valley National Park recently and visited this historical site....a borate mining operation using mules and these wagons to haul borate from DV to Mojave.

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socks

Neat. It looks big and heavy, so it's easy to see why 20 mules were needed. I'm hoping to go to DV in November.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 4:24PM
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juanital

Cool! That does look heavy...How far away was mohave? Probably wasn't too bad on beautiful days like you captured here...

    Bookmark   March 18, 2007 at 5:59AM
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carol_in_california

Those poor mules and the teamsters driving them had to go 165 miles over some of the most inhospitable country in California to get the borate from Harmony Mines to the Mojave railroad station.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2007 at 4:26PM
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Konrad___far_north

This is a lovely picture!
It looks like very solid build!..well it had to be, 165 miles
day after day.
Konrad

    Bookmark   March 19, 2007 at 8:24PM
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