From the drivers seat of a 40 mule team. These rigs were used to haul Borax out of Boron Ca. & then loaded onto railroads for manufacturing
french mining horse
Twenty-mule teams were teams of eighteen mules and two horses attached to large wagons that ferried borax out of Death Valley from 1883 to 1889. They traveled from mines across the Mojave Desert to the nearest railroad spur, 165 miles (275 km) away in Mojave, California. The routes were from Furnace Creek, California, to Mojave, California, and from the mines at Old Borate to Mojave.
Ulysses S. Grant and his favored 17 hh Thoroughbred, "Cincinnati" in 1885. "Cincinnati" was with General Grant throughout the war and was the horse that Grant rode to negotiate Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Grant excelled in horsemanship at West Point. Grant owned many horses in his lifetime, including one named Jeff Davis, so named because he acquired it during his Vicksburg Campaign from Jefferson Davis’s Mississippi plantation.