Back in December, CAA members Linda Freeman and Thom Mezick visited the Borax Museum at Death Valley National Park, and then sent us these photos.

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... heading to Death Valley (photo courtesy of Linda Freeman & Thom Mezick)

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The information provided in the photo captions was borrowed from the park’s brochures and display placards.

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the Borax Museum at Furnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley National Park (photo courtesy of Linda Freeman & Thom Mezick)

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in case you can't read the fine print on this sign, it says "20 Mule Team Wagon Train - 1885 - used in hauling borax from Death Valely to Mojave, 165 miles - 10 days. The borax weighed 24 tons, the entire weight totaled 36.5 tons." (photo courtesy of Linda Freeman & Thom Mezick)

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the rear wheels on the borax wagons were 7 feet high and the front wheels were 5 feet high; each wheel had a steel tire, 8 inches wide and an inch thick; the hubs were 18 inches in diameter and 22 inches long; the spokes were of split oak; and the axle-trees were solid steel bars (photo courtesy of Linda Freeman & Thom Mezick)

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the wagon beds were 16 feet long and 6 feet deep and could carry 10 tons of borax; when fully loaded, the wagons and water tank weighed 36.5 tons (photo courtesy of Linda Freeman & Thom Mezick)

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this logging cart was used in the Spring Mountains to drag logs from the site to the loading dock, where they were loaded onto trucks and taken to the sawmill (photo courtesy of Linda Freeman & Thom Mezick)

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this logging truck carried wood to the sawmill, where the logs were cut into mine timbers (photo courtesy of Linda Freeman & Thom Mezick)

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this Concord stagecoach carried passengers across the Amargosa Valley, east of Death Valley (photo courtesy of Linda Freeman & Thom Mezick)

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this stagecoach was on one of three stage lines that served the silver boom town of Panamint City (photo courtesy of Linda Freeman & Thom Mezick)

this Panamint Valley stagecoach ran twice a week between Skidoo and Rhyolite in 1907 (photo courtesy of Linda Freeman & Thom Mezick)

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this running gear carried the water tank for the twenty-mule team (photo courtesy of Linda Freeman & Thom Mezick)

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Thanks, Linda and Thom, for including us in your visit to the Borax Museum!