This room is dedicated to John Searles
and his borax operations in Searles Valley.
|John Searles (left) and his brother Dennis (right) as photographed shortly after they started mining borax from marshes on the shore of Borax Lake, now Searles Lake.|
|This is one of the last photographs of John Searles. John died in October 1897. He is buried in the St. Helena, California, cemetery in the Napa Valley.|
|The museum has a large collection of pictures of the early operations on Searles Lake. Many of these are displayed in the John Searles room.|
|These are more of the pictures that are on display.|
|This is John Searles actual coat. It was donated to the Historical Society in 2003. The museum also has on display the violin played by John Searles.|
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Searles Valley Historical Society
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Trona, CA 93592-0966
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