Mojave 20-Mule Team Borax Terminus

Mojave 20-Mule Team Borax Terminus (HM7P8)

Location: Mojave, CA 93501 Kern County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 3.406', W 118° 10.515'

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Just west of this point was the Southern Pacific terminus for the 20-mule-team borax wagons that operated between Death Valley and Mojave from 1884 to 1889. The route ran from the Harmony Borax Mining Company works, later acquired by the Pacific Coast Borax Company, to the railroad loading dock in Mojave over 165 miles of mountain and desert trail. A round trip required 20 days. The ore wagons, which hauled a payload of 24 tons, were designed by J. W. S. Perry, Borax Company superintendent in Death Valley, and built in Mojave at a cost of $900 each. New borax discoveries near Barstow ended the Mojave shipments in 1889.
HM NumberHM7P8
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Marker Number652
Year Placed1958
Placed ByThe California State Parks Commission in cooperation with the Kern County Historical Society, El Tejon Parlor No.239, Native Daughters of the Golden West and Kern County Museum. October 19, 1958
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 392828 N 3879969
Decimal Degrees35.05676667, -118.17525000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 3.406', W 118° 10.515'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 3' 24.36" N, 118° 10' 30.90" W
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Area Code(s)661, 760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16271 Sierra Hwy, Mojave CA 93501, US
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