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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 out the Bodie ghost town and was Avote a troubled man? The life and art of Marjorie Reed, Discover the Carrizo Plain of central California, the final part of Peglegs Lost Gold. Explore […]

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Dezert magazine Spring 2013

Dezert magazine Spring 2013 In this issue, we explore the history of the Antelope Valley Indian Museum and dig into the Mystery of the Lost Gold of Pegleg Smith. We also discover the truth about the beginning of borax king Francis Marion Smith. Enjoy the amazing and exquisite beauty of Native American pottery by the […]

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Dezert magazine Winter 2013

Dezert magazine Winter 2013 During these cold days of winter, light the fire and step back in time with our next issue. Find out what is was really like during the Navajo’s long walk with Darla Dollman. Relive the exciting days of outlaw Billy the Kid and Whiskey Jim with Drew Gomber ( of the […]

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Dezert magazine Fall 2012

Dezert magazine Fall 2012 In this issue we kick off the Holiday Season with stories about Joshua Tree National Park, What happened to the Catalina Buffalo, the Rainmaker of San Diego, Carson’s Route Through the 40 Mile Desert, The Life of Randall Henderson ( by Phil Brigandi ), Bandit’s Treasure, Gold and Silver of the […]

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Dezert magazine Summer 2012

Dezert magazine Summer 2012 In our Summer issue, we celebrate the 80th anniversary of one of the greatest parks in the country, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, with articles from Diana Lindsay, Ernie Cowan and ranger Steve Bier. Discover why this park is beloved by so many people and seen it’s hidden beauty. Explore the history […]

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Dezert magazine Spring 2012

Dezert magazine Spring 2012 In this issue we explore the Goldfield Nevada Ghost town, learn about the Tiburcio Vasquez’s Great silver heist at Cerro Gordo and travel to the El Marmol Mexico in search of Black Onyx, but that is just the beginning… Ever wonder what it would be like to explore a desert gold […]

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Dezert magazine Winter 2012

Dezert magazine Winter 2012 Come along and enjoy the ride as we travel through some of the roughest routes in the west. Hells Half Acre courtesy of Kathy Weizer from LegendsofAmerica.com, tells us what it was really like to ride on a stagecoach and the robberies that occurred. Nicholas Cataldo shares his immense knowledge of […]

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Dezert magazine October 2011

Dezert magazine October 2011 This is the biggest issue to date, with over 70 pages to fill your adventurous needs!!! We start with a trip to Escalante Utah to find out just how much fun canyoneering can be. Kathy Weiser-Alexander will strike fear in your heart with her story about the Phantom of Vallecitos. Meanwhile […]

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Dezert magazine July 2011

Dezert magazine July 2011 The July issue of Dezert Magazine takes you to the beginning of a GREAT metropolis, Las Vegas. Discover how explorer John C. Fremont and a small ” meadow ” becomes the biggest neon city in the world. Stay in Nevada and learn about the rise and demise of the silver king […]

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Dezert magazine April 2011

Dezert magazine April 2011 The April issue is jam packed with a ton of GREAT stories… Discover how modern day treasure hunters enjoy the thrill of Geo Caching. Walk down a ancient trail to understand the mysticism and workings of the Shamans Cave. Learn from Ernie Cowan, one of the best desert photographers, on just […]

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Desert Magazine Index ( Digital Edition )

The Desert Magazine Index is a great way to look for your favorite articles, stories, authors or subjects as quickly as possible. The index lists any and all subjects covered in the original 1937-1985 Desert magazines… With this version; you will be able to download the Index directly to your computer, no mailing and no […]

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Elmer’s Bottle Ranch California

This  two acre lot located in Helendale California just east of Victorville, is completely saturated with ” bottle trees “, and it all started back in 1952 when six year old Elmer and his Dad went camping.

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Stage Ride Through Agua Dulce

Agua Dulce By Mary Hunter Austin (as Mary Austin) Harper’s Weekly | August 28, 1909, pp. 22-23. The Los Angeles Special got in so late that day that if the driver of the Mojave stage had not, from having once gone to school to me, acquired the habit of minding what I said, I should […]

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Plains Cactus

Plains Cactus ( Pediocactus simpsonii ) By George Olin This spiny little plant is a maverick among cacti—it ranges far out of the desert and it varies so greatly in appearance that specimens might often be mistaken for different species. It not only thrives where rainfall is plentiful but seems to prefer a cold winter […]

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Salton Sea Salt Works

 Indian legends persisted of a lake forming every 50 to 100 years in the bottom of the Salton Sink. The source was a fickle river that in other floods flowed into the Gulf of California. The Indians knew about, and used the salt deposits, too. A pre-Columbian trail, used by Indians making the trek for […]

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