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Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, California | by Ken Lund
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Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, California

Zabriskie Point is a part of Amargosa Range located east of Death Valley in Death Valley National Park in the United States noted for its erosional landscape. It is composed of sediments from Furnace Creek Lake, which dried up 5 million years ago—long before Death Valley came into existence.

 

The location was named after Christian Brevoort Zabriskie, vice-president and general manager of the Pacific Coast Borax Company in the early 20th century. The company's twenty-mule teams were used to transport borax from its mining operations in Death Valley.

 

This location is featured prominently on the cover of U2's album The Joshua Tree.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zabriskie_Point

 

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Taken on August 11, 2013