National Geographic : 1940 Jun
Photograph courtesy Transcontinental andWestern Air DEATH VALLEY VISITORS EXPLORE THAT ROUGH, ROCKY PATCH, "THE DEVIL'S GOLF COURSE" Though good roads for sight-seers have been built into this strange, below-sea-level, chemical wilderness, muchof itssalt-bed floor isstill almost impassable. Here are found rocks from nearly all major divisions of geologic time, as well as fossils and footprints of prehistoricanimals. Near byaresilent, ruined ghost towns, once rough and rowdy. Here, too, linger a few old "mule skinners" who drove the 20-mule-team borax wagons when that now-transplanted industry was atitspeak.