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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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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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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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Cross Hill and the Mystery Cat

So I headed out today to try and find the abandoned quarry at Cross Hill, in the Nuevo ( pronounced NEW-WAY-VOO ) area of Southern California. According to what I have read, the quarry should have feldspar, quartz, schorl tourmaline, aquamarine, monazite, thorianite and possibly garnet. So to a new emerging rockhound, this was exciting!! […]

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Desert Magazine Index-Printed

This is the original Desert Magazine Index and it’s 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… So if you want to find your favorite subject and not spend HOURS combing over […]

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Treasures of Corn Springs Ca.

  The history of Corn Springs goes back thousands of years, back to the first native inhabitants of the area. As you enter the canyon you will be greeted with rocks and boulders covered with Native petroglyphs that possibly go back thousands of years. Many of the petroglyphs are in what is called entopic forms, […]

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Lost Mine of the Blond Mayo

Illustrated by Bill Edwards Lost Mine of the Blond Mayo By JOHN D. MITCHELL From Desert magazine May 1953 TEN MILES northeast of the old mining town of Arivaca, Arizona, half way between Baboquivari Peak to the west and Old Baldy or El Felon, stands the Black Princess, a natural rock formation carved by wind […]

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Desert Plants and Wildflowers: Survival of the Fittest

The wind-blown trunks and roots of the sagebrush are twisted and exposed. Branches and leaves are pale and lifeless. The fierce weather of early spring continues to blast through the desert landscape and yet, somehow, there is a spark of life. First a leaf sprouting from a dried twig, then a thin plant stalk that […]

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