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Question 1: ________ (1952 - 1975)
Death Valley DaysGunsmokeFrontier (1955 TV series)Billy the Kid

Question 2: On his 59th birthday in 1978 an article about George appeared in the ________.
Sam ZellKTLAChicago TribuneLos Angeles Times

Question 3: Suckow was drilling a well for water 4 1/2 miles northwest of Boron when he discovered colemanite, a ________ ore, in October, 1913.

Question 4: The movie Erin Brockovich (2000), starring ________, and various other movies have been filmed in the town, often using citizens as extras.
Julia RobertsCherGwyneth PaltrowMeryl Streep

Question 5: This is operated as an ________, which is the largest open-pit mine in California.
Surface miningQuarryUnderground mining (hard rock)Open-pit mining

Question 6: Boron (formerly, Amargo, Baker, Borate, and Kern)[1] is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, ________, United States.
Sacramento, CaliforniaSan Jose, CaliforniaCaliforniaLos Angeles

Question 7: Boron is home to California's largest open-pit mine, which is also the largest ________ mine in the world.

Question 8: As of the ________[5] of 2000, there were 2,025 people, 801 households, and 535 families residing in the CDP.

Question 9: [4] According to the ________, the CDP has a total area of 13.9 square miles (35.9 kmĀ²), all of it land.
United States Census BureauSouthern United StatesNew EnglandMidwestern United States

Question 10: Boron is a hinterland community on the western edge of the ________.
Great BasinSonoran DesertMojave DesertColorado Plateau


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