Did you know…

… that today is Borax in North America Day? On this day in 1856, borax (hydrated sodium borate) was discovered in North America by Dr. John Veatch near Red Bluff, California. (It was first discovered in dry lake beds in Tibet.) In 1880, production began in Death Valley, California, where the famous twenty-mule-team wagons carried it out of the below-sea-level depression to the railroad junction at Mojave, 160 miles away. Remember 20 Mule Team Borax?!


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”

— George Herbert