Posted 6 years ago
This is a family heirloom that was in my grandparents' den. I think it is from the early 1960s. These are still being made but I think just molded in blue with the mules in brown. This is only an 18 mule team set as two mules are missing. These show up on eBay often so there should not be a problem getting the missing pieces.
The relatively close town of Boron is nearby, perhaps an hour and a half away. These 20 mule team wagons used to cross the Mojave Desert down the hill on the backside of the mountain. I will make a pilgrimage to the Borax Museum in Boron sometime soon.