Day 12 – The Death Valley Spoon

It’s a little hard to read, but this spoon is from Death Valley in California. It has a picture of an adorable little covered wagon, which I’m assuming represents the idiots who tried to cross the desert in the winter of 1849. (Only one of them died.)

Death Valley is home to the Native American Timbisha tribe, formerly known as the Panamint Shoshone, who have inhabited the valley for at least the past millennium.

You know who else is in Death Valley? The ghost of old Joe Simpson, who was hanged by a lynch mob for murdering the town banker. He allegedly wanders what is left of the town Skidoo. Unlike Skidoo, however, this spoon doesn’t appear to be haunted.

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