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Francis Marion Smith

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Francis Marion Smith (February 2, 1846 – August 27, 1931) (once known nationally and internationally as "Borax Smith" and "The Borax King") was an American miner, business magnate and civic builder in the Mojave Desert, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Oakland, California. [1]

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Adams Point, Oakland, California

Adams Point is a neighborhood of Oakland, California.

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Alameda, California

Alameda (Spanish) is a city in Alameda County, California, United States.

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Amargosa Range

The Amargosa Range is a mountain range in Inyo County, California and Nye County, Nevada.

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American frontier

The American frontier comprises the geography, history, folklore, and cultural expression of life in the forward wave of American expansion that began with English colonial settlements in the early 17th century and ended with the admission of the last mainland territories as states in 1912.

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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway

The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, often referred to as the Santa Fe or AT&SF, was one of the larger railroads in the United States.

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Atlantic and Pacific Railroad

The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad was a U.S. railroad that owned or operated two disjointed segments, one connecting St. Louis, Missouri with Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the other connecting Albuquerque, New Mexico with Southern California.

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Barstow, California

Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States.

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Borate

Borates are the name for a large number of boron-containing oxyanions.

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Borate and Daggett Railroad

The Borate and Daggett Railroad was a narrow gauge railroad built to carry borax in the Mojave Desert.

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Borax

Borax, also known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate, is an important boron compound, a mineral, and a salt of boric acid.

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Boric acid

Boric acid, also called hydrogen borate, boracic acid, orthoboric acid and acidum boricum, is a weak, monobasic Lewis acid of boron, which is often used as an antiseptic, insecticide, flame retardant, neutron absorber, or precursor to other chemical compounds.

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Boron

Boron is a chemical element with symbol B and atomic number 5.

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Boron, California

Boron (formerly Amargo, Baker, Borate, and Kern) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States.

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Burning Daylight

Burning Daylight is a novel by Jack London, published in 1910, which was one of the best-selling books of that year and it was London's best-selling book in his lifetime.

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Business magnate

A business magnate (formally industrialist) refers to an entrepreneur of great influence, importance, or standing in a particular enterprise or field of business.

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Calico Mountains (California)

The Calico Mountains of California are a mountain range located in the Mojave Desert.

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Callville, Nevada

Callville is a former settlement of Clark County in the U.S. state of Nevada.

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Carter Beats the Devil

Carter Beats The Devil is a historical mystery thriller novel by Glen David Gold centred on the American stage magician Charles Joseph Carter (1874–1936).

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Central Pacific Railroad

The Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR) was a rail route between California and Utah built eastwards from the West Coast in the 1860s, to complete the western part of the "First Transcontinental Railroad" in North America.

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Claremont Hotel & Spa

Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel is a historic hotel situated at the foot of Claremont Canyon in the Berkeley Hills and located in the Claremont district which straddles the city limits of Berkeley and Oakland.

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Colemanite

Colemanite (Ca2B6O11·5H2O) or (CaB3O4(OH)3·H2O) is a borate mineral found in evaporite deposits of alkaline lacustrine environments.

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Columbus Marsh

Columbus Marsh is a playa in Nevada, United States.

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Commuter rail

Commuter rail, also called suburban rail, is a passenger rail transport service that primarily operates between a city centre and middle to outer suburbs beyond 15 km (10 miles) and commuter towns or other locations that draw large numbers of commuters—people who travel on a daily basis.

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Death Valley

Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California, in the northern Mojave Desert bordering the Great Basin Desert.

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Death Valley Junction, California

Death Valley Junction is a tiny Mojave Desert unincorporated community in Inyo County, California, at the intersection of SR 190 and SR 127, in the Amargosa Valley and just east of Death Valley National Park.

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East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area)

The eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area, commonly referred to as the East Bay, includes cities along the eastern shores of the San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay.

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Edwards Air Force Base

Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force installation located in Kern County in southern California, about northeast of Lancaster and east of Rosamond.

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Electoral College (United States)

The United States Electoral College is the mechanism established by the United States Constitution for the election of the president and vice president of the United States by small groups of appointed representatives, electors, from each state and the District of Columbia.

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Ernest L. Ransome

Ernest Leslie Ransome (1852–1917) was an English-born engineer, architect, and early innovator in reinforced concrete building techniques.

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Ferry

A ferry is a merchant vessel used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water.

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Frank C. Havens

Frank Colton Havens (21 November 1848 – 9 February 1918) was a real estate and water developer in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Glen David Gold

Glen David Gold (born 1964) is an American author, best known for the novels Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside.

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Great Basin Desert

The Great Basin Desert is part of the Great Basin between the Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch Range.

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Harmony Borax Works

The Harmony Borax Works is located in Death Valley at Furnace Creek Springs, then called Greenland.

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Idora Park

Idora Park was a Victorian era trolley park in north Oakland, California constructed in 1904 on the site of an informal park setting called Ayala Park on the north banks of Temescal Creek.

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Jack London

John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney; January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist.

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Kelso Dunes

Kelso Dunes, also known as the Kelso Dune Field, is the largest field of eolian sand deposits in the Mojave Desert.

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Key Route Inn

The Key Route Inn was a major hotel in Oakland, California in the early decades of the 20th century.

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Key System

The Key System (or Key Route) was a privately owned company that provided mass transit in the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Emeryville, Piedmont, San Leandro, Richmond, Albany, and El Cerrito in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area from 1903 until 1960, when it was sold to a newly formed public agency, AC Transit.

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Lake Mead

Lake Mead is a lake on the Colorado River, about from the Las Vegas Strip, southeast of the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, in the states of Nevada and Arizona.

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Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt is a large tidal lagoon in the center of Oakland, California, just east of Downtown.

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Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad

The Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad was a 197.9 mile railroad built by William A. Clark that ran northwest from a connection with the mainline of the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad at Las Vegas, Nevada to the gold mines at Goldfield.

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Lila C, California

Lila C (also known as Ryan or Old Ryan) is a former settlement in Inyo County, California.

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Ludlow, California

Ludlow is an unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert on Interstate 40, located in San Bernardino County, California, United States.

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Mansion

A mansion is a large dwelling house.

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Marietta, Nevada

Marietta, Nevada, was a town in Mineral County, Nevada.

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Marsh

A marsh is a wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species.

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Milton College

Milton College was a private college located in Milton, Wisconsin.

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Miner

A miner is a person who extracts ore, coal, or other mineral from the earth through mining.

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Mojave Desert

The Mojave Desert is an arid rain-shadow desert and the driest desert in North America.

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Mojave River

The Mojave River is an intermittent river in the eastern San Bernardino Mountains and the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California, United States.

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Mojave, California

Mojave (formerly, Mohave) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States.

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Mountain View Cemetery (Oakland, California)

The Mountain View Cemetery is a cemetery in Oakland, Alameda County, California.

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Muddy Mountains

The Muddy Mountains are a mountain range in Clark County, Nevada.

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National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.

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Nevada

Nevada (see pronunciations) is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.

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Oakland High School (Oakland, California)

Oakland Senior High School (also known as O-High and OHS) is a public high school in California.

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Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California or OMCA (formerly the Oakland Museum) is an interdisciplinary museum dedicated to the art, history, and natural science of California, located in Oakland, California.

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Oakland, California

Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States.

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Open-pit mining

Open-pit, open-cast or open cut mining is a surface mining technique of extracting rock or minerals from the earth by their removal from an open pit or borrow.

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Pacific Coast Borax Company

The Pacific Coast Borax Company (PCB) was a United States mining company founded in 1890 by the American borax magnate Francis "Borax" Smith, the "Borax King".

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Panamint Range

The Panamint Range is a short rugged fault-block mountain range in the northern Mojave Desert, within Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, eastern California.

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Public transport

Public transport (also known as public transportation, public transit, or mass transit) is transport of passengers by group travel systems available for use by the general public, typically managed on a schedule, operated on established routes, and that charge a posted fee for each trip.

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Reinforced concrete

Reinforced concrete (RC) (also called reinforced cement concrete or RCC) is a composite material in which concrete's relatively low tensile strength and ductility are counteracted by the inclusion of reinforcement having higher tensile strength or ductility.

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Rhyolite, Nevada

Rhyolite is a ghost town in Nye County, in the U.S. state of Nevada.

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Richard C. Baker

Richard C. Baker (b. 1858, d. 1937) was the British business partner of Francis Marion "Borax" Smith and eventually became president of the Pacific Coast Borax Company and the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad.

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Richmond, Walworth County, Wisconsin

Richmond is a town in Walworth County, Wisconsin, in the United States.

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San Bernardino County, California

San Bernardino County, officially the County of San Bernardino, is a county located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of California.

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San Francisco

San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

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San Francisco Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area (popularly referred to as the Bay Area) is a populous region surrounding the San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun estuaries in the northern part of the U.S. state of California.

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Scientific American

Scientific American (informally abbreviated SciAm) is an American popular science magazine.

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Searles Lake

Searles Lake is an endorheic dry lake in the Searles Valley of the Mojave Desert, in northwestern San Bernardino County, California.

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Searles Valley

Searles Valley is a valley in the northern Mojave Desert of California, with the northern half in Inyo County and the southern half in San Bernardino County, California, United States.

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Searles Valley Minerals

Searles Valley Minerals Inc. is a raw materials mining and production company based in Overland Park, Kansas.

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Searles, California

Searles (formerly, Searles Station) is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.

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Shelter Island, New York

Shelter Island is a town and island at the eastern end of Long Island in the U.S. state of New York.

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Shortline railroad

A shortline railroad is a small or mid-sized railroad company that operates over a relatively short distance relative to larger, national railroad networks.

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Smith Mountain (Death Valley)

Smith Mountain,, is a peak in the Black Mountains of the Amargosa Range in Death Valley National Park in California.

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Solano County, California

Solano County is a county located in the U.S. state of California.

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Stephen Mather

Stephen Tyng Mather (July 4, 1867 – January 22, 1930) was an American industrialist and conservationist who as president and owner of Thorkildsen-Mather Borax Company became a millionaire.

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Teel's Marsh

Teel's Marsh is a playa in Nevada, United States.

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Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909.

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Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad

The Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad was a former class II railroad that ran within the locale of eastern California and southwestern Nevada.

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Tonopah, Nevada

Tonopah is an unincorporated town in and the county seat of Nye County, Nevada, United States.

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Trademark

A trademark, trade mark, or trade-markThe styling of trademark as a single word is predominantly used in the United States and Philippines only, while the two-word styling trade mark is used in many other countries around the world, including the European Union and Commonwealth and ex-Commonwealth jurisdictions (although Canada officially uses "trade-mark" pursuant to the Trade-mark Act, "trade mark" and "trademark" are also commonly used).

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Tram

A tram (also tramcar; and in North America streetcar, trolley or trolley car) is a rail vehicle which runs on tramway tracks along public urban streets, and also sometimes on a segregated right of way.

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Trona Railway

The Trona Railway is a short-line railroad owned by Searles Valley Minerals.

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Twenty-mule team

Twenty-mule teams were teams of eighteen mules and two horses attached to large wagons that ferried borax out of Death Valley from 1883 to 1889.

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Ulexite

Ulexite (NaCaB5O6(OH)6·5H2O, hydrated sodium calcium borate hydroxide), sometimes known as TV rock, is a mineral occurring in silky white rounded crystalline masses or in parallel fibers.

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Union Pacific Railroad

The Union Pacific Railroad (or Union Pacific Railroad Company and simply Union Pacific) is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago and New Orleans.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Wadsworth, Nevada

Wadsworth is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada, United States.

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Western Railway Museum

The Western Railway Museum, in Solano County, California is located on Highway 12 between Rio Vista and Suisun.

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William A. Clark

William Andrews Clark Sr. (January 8, 1839March 2, 1925) was an American politician and entrepreneur, involved with mining, banking, and railroads.

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William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was the 27th President of the United States (1909–1913) and the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (1921–1930), the only person to have held both offices.

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William Tell Coleman

William Tell Coleman (1824–1893) was an American pioneer.

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Yermo, California

Yermo is a town in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California.

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20 Mule Team Borax

20 Mule Team Borax is a brand of cleaner manufactured in the United States by The Dial Corporation, a subsidiary of Henkel.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion_Smith

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