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Saga at Old Picacho

Saga at Old Picacho
The history of Jose Mendivil's discovery of gold in the Cargo Muchacho mountains.

Premiere Issue

Premiere Issue
This is the very first issue, published in November of 1937

Murder at Piute Springs

Murder at Piute Springs
In the summer of 1827 Jedediah Smith was waylaid by the Mojave Indians somewhere near the Mojave road.

Goodbye God, I'm going to Bodie

Goodbye God, I'm going to Bodie
An early look at the ghost town of Bodie california...

Bluebells of the Desert

Bluebells of the Desert
World renown amateur botanist Mary Beal shares the Desert Bluebell with us...

Oregon Desert

Oregon Desert
A lost forest of ponderosa pines is completely surrounded by a desert.

Rosita of Zuni

Rosita of Zuni
Customs and beliefs of the Zuni's in New Mexico

Lost Vein in the Chocolates

Lost Vein in the Chocolates
Searching for a vein of silver near Desert Center Ca.

She Mines Alone and Likes it!

She Mines Alone and Likes it!
In 1940 Grace Finley was mining copper in a remote region of the Mojave desert, and loving it!!!