Searles Valley Historical Society
Trona History House - The Dining Room
Dining Room
In the remote desert, dining with friends was an important social event. The History House looks like it is ready to serve a hearty desert meal to family and guests.
Dining Room 2
In the evening father might read to the children by the light of an electric lamp while sitting in his overstuffed chair.
Entry Table The company was owned by English businessmen and they would enjoy a cup of tea while awaiting dinner.
Central Heat - Wood Stove Although the desert is very hot in the summer, temperatures would drop well below freezing during the winter. A wood stove was vital to keep the family and friends warm.

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Searles Valley Historical Society
P. O. Box 630
13193 Main Street
Trona, CA 93592-0630
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