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Finding aid to Death Valley Automobile Trip, 1926
BANC PIC 1978.027--ALB
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The Devils Golf Course. A mixture of many minerals in which salt leads.The evaporation of the water in the Summer fills the solid matter in pinnacles which were so hard that a sledge hammer was needed to break off specimens; the Devils Golf Course a close up view.
Crossing the Devils Golf Course.
The road at the entrance of the Devils Golf Course.
The rock on the next page is composed of lava of unusual hardness as it has not disintegrated like the surroundings. We passed through miles of country composed of nothing but lava black and glistening in the sun; The Mushroom rock or the Devil's Throne.
We have now reached the mouth of Superstitious Canyon where we stopped to make camp at 5:15 p.m. -- milage 57; Our camp, Jan. 10, 1926.
The mouth of Superstitious Canyon.
We explore Superstitious Canyon. The peak in the background is of soft white mineral into which a person sinks above the shoe tops.
Here Superstitious Canyon rivals Red Rock Canyon in its many colors and different forms; Superstitious Canyon.
We left camp at 11 a.m. and arrived at Furnace Creek Ranch where we had lunch and fixed Minn's fliver; Part of Furnace Creek Ranch the home of the 20 mile jennie[?].
One of the wagons used to half Borax in the days of the 20 mule teams. This wagon weighed 7 tons and was loaded with 20 tons of Borax. The tires on the wheels were 10 inches.
Furnace Creek -- used to irrigate Furnace Creek Ranch; Furnace Creek.
The Swimming Pool Furnace Creek Ranch.
Phoenix Canarensis Palms at Furnace Creek Ranch.
The Shoshone Indian Squaws playing a game by the Wickiup.
The Indian Children at Furnace Creek Ranch.
A Desert Scene.
The weather gauge at Furnace Creek Ranch.
Meet Mr. Billyan and Mr. Abbott and Mr. Billyan's stove (one cylinder).
We try to locate Stovepipe Wells but after wandering around some terrible roads the likes of which may be seen in the background we make camp here at 5 p.m. Jan. 11, 32 miles, falling down fast on that milage. Billyan's one cylinder stove is hitting on all the cylinder as may be seen on the left of the picture.
In the sand swept desert.
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