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“In the middle of nowhere” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Harmony Borax Works

Harmony Borax Works
Harmony Borax Works Rd., west of Rte. 190, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: Where Borax was produced in Death Valley until 1889.
Whittier, California
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“In the middle of nowhere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This mining operation is in the middle of nowhere. It is a great 30 minute stop to see just how intense some men were to get rich in the middle of the desert. It is also where you can learn the origins of the saying "I'll be there with bells on".

Visited March 2013
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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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“Worth stopping to see!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Interesting to see first hand the history of the 20 mule team wagons and the Borax. They have signs explaining all the wagons and how the Borax was lifted out of the salt flats and transported to Mohave, Ca.

Visited March 2013
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Canada
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“Loved the history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The history of the borax works was enticing to us - we remember the borax 20 mule team cleaner when we were kids. The site is very accessible to walk around, but we felt there could have been more descriptive information boards explaining what was what. Our curiosity outweighed the information available.

Visited March 2013
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Torrance, California
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“A history lesson”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We swung by the place on our way to other attraction in Death Valley, and so pleased we made the stop. It is a short drive from Death Valley Visitor Center, and very informative. There are signs on the history of the borax mining of the day, with some interesting photos for a compare and contract to what you see present day.

Visited February 2013
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Mohave Valley, Arizona
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“History Review”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Nice short trail with many kiosks providing information and history of the borax mining. The hike was easy and the parking area is large.

Visited February 2013
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