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Sunday, April 10, 2016
Ashford Mill Ruins at Death Valley
We drove south in the park to reach these ruins at Ashford Mill. The thing that struck me each time we stopped at a mine or whatnot was how motivated people were to get money. Obviously, this is difficult for me to grasp because, you know, I teach. But wow! People worked so hard in such harsh conditions to make a go of it. Some people made good money but others went home with empty pockets.
We had this spot to ourselves and there was a picnic table and a restroom. It was a great lunch location! We had the whole park to ourselves for a moment.