2. Several sources have been drawn upon for this capsulized history of the borax industry in the Death Valley region. Among them are: Marius R. Campbell, "Reconnaissance of the borax deposits of Death Valley and Mohave desert," USGS Bulletin No. 200 (Washington: GPO, 1902), pp. 7-8; Hoyt S. Gale, "The Lila C. borax mine at Ryan, Cal.," in Mineral Resources of the United States Calendar Year 1911 (Washington: GPO, 1912), p. 861; Evans et al., Special Report 125, pp. 21-22; Weight, Twenty Mule Team Days pp. 37-38; Spears, Illustrated Sketches p. 62; Calif. St. Mng. Bur., Third Annual Report of the State Mineralogist (1883), pp. 26-30, 36; Myrick, Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California p. 609; "100 Years of U.S. Borax, 1872-1972," in Pioneer (1972), passim.
3. "Organization and Laws of Monte Blanco Borax and Salt Mining District, Inyo Co., California, Furnace Creek Cannon [sic], Inyo Co., State of California, November 3rd, 1882," in Land, Water and Mining Claims, Inyo Co., Book D. See Appendix C for a full copy of the by-laws.
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