Harmony Borax Works, Death Valley Junction

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#6 of 19 in Historic Sites in California Desert
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  • This was a quick stop of only about 15 minutes but I really enjoyed it. The amazing thing for me was to see the wagons they used to get the borax to a place where it could be transported.  more »
  • Perfect stop for self-packed lunch while crossing Death Valley. The kids will love exploring the salt flats in the valley and the adults can enjoy a peaceful lunch spot. Mustard Canyon (adjacent) live...  more »
  • Several interesting things to see here! The pedestal-signs along the walkway were very informative & the entire concept of borax mining in Death Valley was very interesting to me. This is a quick, eas...  more »
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  • An interesting bit of Death Valley history. The walk is very short, but informative. There are several placards explaining the mining and refining business that was there. The descriptions are pleasantly brief and include photos.
  • The coolest thing about this place is the old twenty mule team borax wagons. The mining equipment is also worth a walk around the interpretive trail but much is missing from it's former glory.
  • Interesting historical site presenting the 20 mule team wagons and processes to extract borax from the valley. Stephen Mather was instrumental in promoting this product and it's success.
  • The story around this early borax mining place is interesting and entertaining. However, the site itself is presented very artificial.
  • Worth the 30 minute stop. Very easy walking loop with educational postings along the way
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