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Bum, A Dog Who Chose San Diego as his Home

In 1886 a steamship from San Francisco, the Santa Rosa, arrived in San Diego, and among those who got off the boat …

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Campo The Forgotten Gunfight

As Tiburcio Vasquez uttered the word “Pronto” on that March day in 1875, the trap door swung open and the leader of …

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Lost Treasure of Travertine Point

It was near the close of 1750 when a group of French and Spanish renegades headed north, after plundering silver and gold …

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Mad Conquistadors Lost Gold

There is a primal lesson that all people should learn in childhood. Treat people with respect….. If you don’t, it just might …

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Mooney Falls, Az

Mooney Falls is the tallest falls located on the Havasupai reservation at 190′, but the trail can cause most people some anxiety. …

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Grandma Prisbey’s Bottle Village

Beginning construction in 1956 at age 60, and working until 1981, Tressa “Grandma” Prisbrey transformed her one-third acre rural lot into Bottle …

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Calvin & Ruby Black’s Possum Trot

  In the early nineteen fifties, Ruby and Calvin Black opened up a small rock shop on the way to Calico in …

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Randall Henderson A Man of the Desert

By Phil Brigandi He was driven, demanding, and notoriously tight-fisted, he also built one of America’s great regional magazines. For more than …

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Carson Route through the Forty-Mile Desert

By Scott William Elliott There is an obscure memorial about a quarter mile off Highway 95, some fifteen miles north of Fallon, …

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The Silver That Saved Nevada

By Ted Fay If you had been in Nevada in 1900 you were probably there because your parents or grandparents came for …

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Lost Crosses of Silverbell Road

                    Recently I watched an episode of America Unearthed with host Scott Wolter, …

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Murder at Monte Diablo

              On October 1st 1871, in a desolate lone cabin about a mile from Pinchowers store, …

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Veterans Day

    World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles …

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Shootout at the Bella Union Hotel ( LA )

    At 4 p.m. on July 5, 1865, a high-society wedding took place in the brightly decorated ballroom of Los Angeles’ …

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Elmer Carvers Lost Ship of the Desert

  In May of 1964, Harold and Lucille Weight conducted an interview with a man named Elmer Carver, the man who knew …

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Myths of US Army Camel Experiment

  This article is courtesy of Doug Baum Perhaps no episode in American history is less understood and poorly interpreted than the …

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Randsburg Ca., A Living Ghost Town

Randsburg or Rand Camp, is just about a mile off of Hwy 395, 17 miles south of Ridgecrest and north of Kramer …

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Willie Boy: MURDERER

  To some people, the romance of the Willie Boy saga can be seen as a modern love story, like Romeo and …

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Antelope Valley Indian Museum

  I once read an incredible story, about how a man, his wife, and son spent years building a house, in the …

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The Real Zorro, Unmasking the Myth

Through the years there have been many people to have claimed the title ” Zorro “, meaning fox, but who was the …

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Lost Bells of Santa Ysabel Ca.

             A piece of a missing mission bell, more than two centuries old, is back where it belongs, thanks to history …

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Dezert magazine Issues

Dezert magazine is a online quarterly magazine with articles about archeology, anthropology, history, travel, 4x4ing, rock hunting, botany, wildlife and treasure hunting. …

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Dezert magazine Spring 2014

Dezert magazine Spring 2014 Come along as we visit the magnificent Ubehebe Crater, discover just how wonderful stagecoach riding was in the …

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Dezert magazine Sum/Fall2013

Dezert magazine Sum/Fall2013 BIG DOUBLE issue with articles about the Dale mining district near Joshua Tree Ca, how cadaver dogs are helping …