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Rasor Ranch - Rasor Road

     Rasor Ranch is an old cabin that was built in the 1940's and is nestled in the middle of the BLM land known as "Rasor Road OHV" area. This private land is owned and maintained for many families and friends of ours to enjoy. We have been enjoying Rasor Road since about 1986 and value this precious land and work hard to take good care of it.
     The focus of this website is to preserve some of the lost history of Rasor Road, the town of Crucero, Afton Canyon, The TTRR Rail Road and the men that worked it, the town of Ludlow and nature itself. At the same time we work hard in the BIG CITY only to play hard at RASOR RANCH...  so having said that, enjoy all the history this site presents and the precious photos of our family trips to Rasor Road! Be sure to sign up for OUR FORUM and our sister site: Friends Of Rasor Road -- Thanks for stopping by!


Rasor Ranch is and incredible place that is owned by two brothers and they share it with their children & friends. When the day comes that God takes us to heaven, the Ranch will become theirs. To some, Rasor Ranch is a rat hole in the desert... to us, it is the oasis of Rasor Road. Rasor Ranch is private property and when the gates are closed, trespassing is illegal, but when the gates are open, we welcome you and your family for a little tour and we would love to shake your hand, meet you and make a new friend.


Rasor Road History & Photo Tour
If you have any old photos or stories to contribute,
Please email us, we would love to share it!

What is Rasor Ranch?

Our private ranch is not the original Rasor Ranch. We have named it that due to it is only one of two last standing ranches in the Rasor Road area. It is a fictitious name. The original Rasor Ranch is also privately owned by our friend and has some incredible history to it. Rasor Ranch was actually a water stop that was built and maintained for the TTRR (Tonopah Tidewater Rail Road) that no longer exists. Click the photo to the left to read more about this great ranch.

Photos of the T&T Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad

The Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad

The T&T, was a class II railroad extending through remote reaches of the Mojave Desert from the Santa Fe Railway railhead at Ludlow, California, through Death Valley and Amargosa Valley, terminating at the Mining towns of Tonopah and Goldfield in the Great Basin Desert in Nye County, Nevada. The railroad was listed as a common carrier, however it was built by Francis Marion Smith the "Borax King" and his Pacific Coast Borax Company primarily to transport borax to processing and market. The line is now completely abandoned.

Borax Smith History and photos

Francis Marion "Borax" Smith

Francis Marion Smith was born in 1825 and died in Oakland in 1931 at the age of 85. He is buried in the city's Mountain View Cemetery along "Millionaires Row". Hauling borax out of Death Valley was a great task. Originally designed in the 1870s, 20 Mule Teams were the most efficient means of transporting the heavy loads. Before the railroad was built to Mojave, 20 mule teams and wagons hauled borax 175 miles to the harbor at San Pedro.

5 Men Buried in Afton Canyon 1942

Early Tuesday morning, 29 May 1906, three workers (Floris, Garcia, and Martinez) came out from Los Angeles on the eastbound Number Two train. They arrived intoxicated. When Section Foreman Robert Y. Williams told them that he would not hire them, they attacked him with knives and a rock around 5:30 am, about 45 minutes after arriving. Suffering a broken right shoulder, broken ribs, and a smashed mouth, Williams fired his six-shooter..... click for more

   

 

 

 

 


 
 
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 Historic Points

Rasor Road Mega-phone / the Mojave desert mystery

Desert grave of Delores Holland at Rasor Road, Near the old RR town of Crucero

Mystery jet fighter fuel tank found at Rasor Road

Old wells at Rasor Road

Soda Dry Lake off of Zzyzx Road at Rasor Road California Desert. The Mojave Road crosses though it.