Around Boron, California (Images of America Series)

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In the late 1920s, this high desert area with little water and unproductive soil held no attraction for most people, but the small community of Amargo provided a grocery store, gas station, and of course a saloon for the convenience of tenacious gold and borax prospectors. In 1938, after the large deposit of borax was discovered and mining had begun, a town hall meeting was called and Le Roy Osborne, supervisor of Pacific Coast Borax Company, suggested changing the name from Amargo to Boron. Boron is the fifth ...
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In the late 1920s, this high desert area with little water and unproductive soil held no attraction for most people, but the small community of Amargo provided a grocery store, gas station, and of course a saloon for the convenience of tenacious gold and borax prospectors. In 1938, after the large deposit of borax was discovered and mining had begun, a town hall meeting was called and Le Roy Osborne, supervisor of Pacific Coast Borax Company, suggested changing the name from Amargo to Boron. Boron is the fifth element on the periodic table and combines with other nonmetallic minerals to form a family of related minerals called borates; after this was explained to those gathered at the town hall meeting, Boron was unanimously chosen as its new name and the community was forever linked to the borax mining industry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738569437
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 4/13/2009
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,386,145
  • Product dimensions: 9.24 (w) x 6.56 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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Author Barbara J. Pratt has lived in this community since 1932. She has written articles and columns in local newspapers and has been continuously active in numerous community organizations. Barbara has served as director of the Twenty Mule Team Museum for over 10 years. Photographs in this book have been borrowed from the museum archives and from Boron citizens who have been generous in sharing images and memories of the old days. As always, the Borax Company, now known as Rio Tinto Minerals, has been helpful beyond measure.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Kramer 9

2 Underground Borax Mining 17

3 Early Amargo and Developing Boron 27

4 Taming the Town with Schools and Churches 43

5 Taming the Town with Organizations and Fun 61

6 Community Leaders and Personalities 77

7 Meanwhile, Back at the Mine 91

8 The Boron Way 105

9 Kramer Junction 113

10 The Old and the New 121

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