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Mojave River Valley Museum
Death Valley Chuck-Walla
The Town of Furnace
The vast extent of the copper deposits
in the Funeral range has. produced
a strange condition of affairs,
out of which is growing the town of
Furnace, a sister city to Greenwater,
and located four miles to the north.
The new city is justified in its existence
and, with that justification behind it, is going merrily
along, building stores, restaurants, hotels and business
houses, grading streets and doing such a business as any
other thriving mining camp with a 'future before it. The
justification and underlying reason for such a condition
of affairs is primarily the vastness of the copper'deposits
of the Greenwater district.
Trolley cars and five-cent fares are not yet a part of the
desert attractions, and miners cannot walk the weary
miles from town to shaft and home again each day. The
copper of the Greenwater district is scattered for many
miles, and the men whose interests are centered therein
are employed throughout the same wide territory. It is
imperative that they should be within reasonable distance
of their points of business interest. With an appreciation
of this fact the town of Furnace was started and is already
giving evidence of the good judgment of its promoters
by booming along at a rate Which satisfies the most urgent.
The great Patsy Clark properties, among the finest in the
Greenwater district, are the basis for the town. The
many other companies whose valuable holdings are in the
same vicinity are adding to the stability and strength of
the new city. Trie vast deposits which are now known
on the Death Valley side hold out a still greater promise
for its future, for it is to Furnace that these owners will
look for headquarters.
Properties equal to any in the district surround the
town. Prospects of even greater promise border it, and
a wider reach of territory still will be dependent upon its
aid and will pay a fitting recompense in business and support.
Some wonderful discoveries have recently been
made on the Death Valley slope from five to ten miles
northwest of Furnace, and to gain the advantages of connection
with this territory the townsite company is planning
a road at a cost of thousands of dollars to lead into
Death Valley and tap the mining properties, thus concentrating
the business of that district at Furnace.
A post office has been applied for, and the postal department
has requested full information as to routes and
population, preparatory to granting the application. Stage
lines from Amargosa and the end of the Borax Smith
roaa are connecting with the town daily.
Furnace is a town without a doubt. It is a town to
be reckoned with in the development of the district. It
has good men and good companies behind it, and contributing
to its support. Many of these are already working.
Among them are Furnace Creek Copper Co., Furnace
Creek Extension Co., Furnace Creek South Extension
Co., Montana-Furnace Creek Co., Copper Oxide Co.,
Copper Sulphide Co., Clark Copper Co., Kempland* Copper
Co., Furnace Valley Co., Greenwater-Calumet Co.,
Butte-Furnace Range and a number of others.