Main Stop on the 20 Mule Team Trail!


The ruins of the boiler at Harmony Borax in Death Valley National Park


If you really want to be truthful about it, in many ways it’s where the 20 Mule Team Trail starts. Of course 20 Mule Teams and long line teams were used throughout Nevada in the 1870s and Harmony didn’t start shipping out borax til 1883 but it’s the Death Valley connection that’s important. The use of mules and big wagons here set the stage for marketing the product that you can still find on your grocery shelf today: 20 Mule Team Borax.


Harmony Borax Works approximately 1883.

For the complete story see:  The Twenty Mule Team Trail – Part 4