The Miriam A. Romero Amargosa Niter Collection is a collection of research materials intended for an eventual monograph on
the history of the people and drama involved in the search for niter in the late 1800s and early 1900s titled,
A Well-Known Secret: The Niter Hunters of the Amargosa in the Death Valley Region. Although Miriam Romero died before writing the book, her research materials have been preserved in the hope a new researcher
will become inspired to complete Mim's vision.
Miriam A. "Mim" Romero was raised in the small mining town of Hibbing, Minnesota. She received a B.A. in geography from California
State University Northridge and an M.Ed. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her career in the field of education spanned
Property rights reside with the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association. For permission to reproduce or to publish,
please contact the Archivist at the Mojave Desert Archives.
The collection is open for research. For access, please contact the Archivist at the Mojave Desert Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org.