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Death Valley Automobile Trip, 1926
BANC PIC 1978.027--ALB
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Our first picture, a dry lake Jan. 9, 1926.
Start for the red hot pit Death Valley.
We dine on Sweet Bread, Jan. 9, 1926.
Our first water after leaving, Atolia was named Granite Springs; Granite Springs.
One of the mounds of Granite from which the Springs derived its name.
What the sign said: Owl Springs--Death Valley--Saratoga Springs 45 m, Silver Lake 42, Shoshone 5, Automobile Club, So. Cal.; Meet Mrs.Perrelet and Miss Muth.
We arrive at Owl Springs, here an abandoned water wagon was found the front wheels sunk in sand, the rear ones almost all cut away by desert wanderers for fire wood; Owl Springs -- one of the water holes of the twenty mule team borax days.
We select a camp site.
We arrive at Confidence Mills a very aged mining venture the driver of the grub wagon upon spying the cog wheel decided it would be just the thing for his ranch but when he came to pick it up decided for his flivers sake to leave it; Left Black Hawk mine at 8:30 a.m., Jan. 9 arrived at Confidence Mills at 5:00 p.m. -- 88 miles; Confidence Mills -- below sea level
We leave Confidence Mills Sunday Jan. 10, 1926 10:15 a.m.; The scenery at Confidence Mills.
A camp site on the desert.
Mrs. Perrelet -- the fliver. Miss Muth.
A sample of desert road.
We pass Ashford mills -- A deserted hope -- Thousands of dollars of equipment left here. This mill was of the roller type and the building has a 75 horsepower engine in it in the foreground out of sight of the cameras eye is a big truck the rubber slowly rotting away. Mr Billyon and A. E. Dimock sitting on top; Ashford Mills.
Dust so deep here that the fliverer almost sank out of sight.
A little help needed.
The grave of James Dayton; A driver of a twenty mule team Borax wagon.
The lowest spot in U.S.A.
The one time site of the Eagle Borax Works.
We have now reached the Devils Golf Course; Mr Billyon -- Mr. Puck -- Miss Muth -- Mrs. Perrelet -- Mr. Abbott and his bouquet.
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