Beautifully Oiled and Ready for the ’49ers Encampment

October 6, 2019

Borax Wagons oiled for the Encampment of the 49's

The Twenty Mule Team and DVC team completed preparations for their appearance at the upcoming Death Valley 49ers Encampment. The Encampment takes place the first full week of November 2019, with the mule team pulling the DVC reproduction historic Death Valley Borax Wagons from the Oasis (Furnace Creek Inn) to Harmony Borax Works and back to the Oasis on both Friday November 8 and Saturday November 9, 2019.

Part of the routine maintenance we perform on the wagons is to oil the wood every few years to keep it “healthy”. Our generous donors have provided sufficient funds to pay for the construction of the wagons. but we are still seeking additional funds to build an endowment to pay for ongoing costs like the cleaning and oiling, as well insurance and other costs. If you’d like to donate to the new “20 Mule Team of Death Valley Replica Wagon Endowment” to be part of the legacy and upkeep of the wagons, you can do so here at the DVC web site.

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