Golden Canyon, Funeral Mountains, Death Valley, California

This image shows the so-called Golden Canyon of the Funeral Mountain range in Death Valley, California. The canyon name may be an alternate description of the north end of Death Valley, as the Funeral Mountains form the northern border of the valley.

Frasher’s Fotos, Pomona, Calif.

There is no description on the back of the card. The Death Valley National Park is not a true valley. Instead, it is a graben, or a block of land that has been lowered by tectonic activity between two other rising blocks. It became famous for it’s borax mines which provided soap and laundry powder to the U.S. consumer in the middle of the 20th century.

The lonely automobile shown in the image indicates the card likely dates from the 1930s.

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