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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
20-Mule Team Borax

Two visitors examine wagons and a water tank used by the Harmony Borax Works near aptly-named Furnace Creek, CA. Mining the "White Gold of the Desert" in Death Valley was no easy task in pre-air conditioning days when temperatures were often well over 100 degrees.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Furnace Creek, California, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX P510
Copyright: © Michele Davis