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Blasts From the Past
Saltdale, California from 1946-1960 (Images and words)
Exterior view of the Willow Springs Mine and Stage Station, Kern County, ca.1900
Exposed treasure mine and camp, Mojave Mining District, ca.1907
“The Desert Queen” sailing on the Mojave Desert, 1905
Rochester mines adjoining Bagdad mines in the Mojave Desert
Ruins of a borate mill at Calico and Yermo, erected 1880
View of Tecopa Railroad engine connected with Tonopah and Tidewater (near Gunsite Mine?), ca.1900-1950
Man [G.B. Harney?] inspecting sacks of magnesium ready for shipment at Magnesium Station near Death Valley, ca.1924-1926
Exterior view of the Tonopah and Tidewater railroad station at Shoshone, ca.1900-1950
China Ranch, south end of Death Valley, California, ca.1895
View of dilapidated ore bin at Harmony Mill in Death Valley, ca.1900-1950
Old road to Ibex Mines and Gnome’s Workshop in Death Valley, ca.1900-1950
Man and automobile on the west side of Black Range in Death Valley, ca.1900-1950
Fifty-five foot high natural bridge in Death Valley, ca.1900-1950
Trapped automobile in the torrential flow of water from Gratto Canyon near Stove Pipe Wells in Death Valley, January 1928
Bennett Wells sink during the days of the twenty mule team
Ruins from an abandoned house on the road into Death Valley from Baker, ca.1900-1950
Automobile near Furnace Creek Wash and Funeral Range, Death Valley, ca.1900-1950
“Baby Gauge” mine train at the mining camp of Ryan, Death Valley, ca.1900-1950
Tennessee Avenue, Chloride, AZ. Circa 1916
4th of July celebration in Chloride, AZ. Circa 1914
Chloride, AZ from above the Tennessee Mine. Circa 1910
George Tresher of Cedar Valley Gold & Silver Mining Co., Cedar, AZ
The Miners of the Cedar Valley Gold & Silver Mining Co.
Office, store, post office and boarding house at Cedar Valley Gold & Silver Mining Co., Cedar, AZ
Peach Springs Trading Post, Peach Springs, AZ.
Old car and buildings at Roadside Mine, AZ
Buffalo Grazing in House Rock Valley, AZ
Oatman, AZ booming in 1915.
Big Jim Mine, Oatman, AZ in 1924.
Oatman, AZ before the boom.
Beale Bar in Kingman, AZ
Banner Mine and Mill. Circa 1919
Cool Springs Cabins and Tasty Food. Cool Springs, AZ off of Route 66.
The Ark Mine and Mill as seen in 1903.
Arizona Hotel, and the Walsh Building in Oatman, AZ. Circa 1933
Arcade Saloon, Kingman, AZ. Circa 1907.
A.N. Eaton’s Store in White Hills, AZ in 1897. Left to right: John Ware, A.N. Eaton, Jack Porter
Alex Ericson Plumbing and Tinsmithing Shop, Kingman, AZ. Circa 1920
4th of July Celebration in Kingman, AZ. Circa 1910.
49 Camp, the Red Light district of Oatman, AZ
2nd Street, Chloride, AZ. Circa 1940
22 mule team hauling compressor for Times Mining Co. at Goldroad Summit, Oatman, AZ.
Bridge Across the Colorado River, Route 66.
An early image of Main Street in Oatman, AZ
Squaw Tit Mountain, along Route 66 near Oatman, AZ
Goldroad, Arizona in 1933.
Sitgreaves Pass, along Route 66 in Arizona.
Birds Eye View of Kingman, Arizona. Circa 1939.
Apache Death Cave at Two Guns, Arizona.
Two Guns Service Station along Route 66. Two Guns, AZ
Two Guns, Arizona along Route 66- “Zoo” Roadside Attraction
The Beacon Garage in Barstow, CA
Main Street in Ludlow, CA.
Ludlow Cafe along Route 66 in Ludlow, CA
Murphy Brothers General Store in Ludlow, CA.
Bagdad Service Station in Bagdad, CA. Circa 1930s.
Reindeer along Route 66 in Bagdad, CA?
The Roadrunner’s Retreat Restaurant, between Amboy and Chambless on Route 66.
Chambless Service station in 1949.
Cadiz Summit along Route 66 in 1948.
The schoolhouse at Goffs, CA. The schoolhouse was built in 1914.
Railroad Station at Goffs, on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe mainline.
Pioneer Cemetery at Death Valley Junction, circa 1940’s.
Desert Hot Springs, a lonely little place in 1946.
Downtown Joshua Tree, CA in 1946.
Children at Manzanar play stick-ball.
Manzanar, the Japanese Internment Camp in 1942.
Service Station at Ricardo, Red Rock Canyon State Park. Date unknown.
Tourists ride the Baby Gauge Railroad at Ryan, CA.
Salton Sea Service Station, circa 1947.
San Gorgonio Pass in Coachella Valley before the wind turbines. Date unknown.
Tombstone, AZ in the 1920s. Sign for the OK Saloon in the background.
Victorville Bridge in the 1920’s.
Wells Fargo in Virginia City, NV. Circa 1860’s.
Artist’s Drive in 1935, when it was called “Volcanic Drive”.
A Young Shoshone Brave, and his Parents. Bullfrog, NV in 1906.
Digging Death Valley Scotty’s Grave above the Castle. Scotty died on January 5, 1954.
Chinese Miners working in Death Valley. Circa 1880.
Street scene in Independence, CA. Circa 1926
The Wife of Indian George, a prominent Death Valley Shoshone Indian.
Main Street in Bishop, CA – circa 1926.
Paiute Sweat House outside of Bishop, CA. Circa 1932.
Bisbee, AZ in 1932.
Downtown Big Bear in 1944.
Arrowhead Trail in the 1930’s. This highway ran from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City, via Las Vegas.
Wagon Ruins of the Death Valley 49ers.
40 Miles from Wood…10 Feet from Hell – Burton Fraiser Classic Postcard.
Butte Valley, Death Valley National Park. Circa 1934
Gnome’s Work Shop, Death Valley National Park. Circa 1934
Looking up Golden Canyon towards Manley Beacon and the Cathedral. Circa 1947
Ruins at Amargosa Borax Works near Shoshone, California
Mark Twain’s Cabin Aurora, Nevada. Circa 1927
Dunmovin Modern Cabins, Store, and Mobile Station
Dunmovin Post Office in Dunmovin, CA, along Highway 395
Baseball in Death Valley? Introducing the Skidoo Baseball Team.
Postcard of Lake Isabella in 1963.
Gold Park Inn, date unknown. The Inn was located near the modern day JTNP Visitor’s Center.
The camp at the Oasis of Mara in 1889.
Jone’s Drug Company, in Randsburg, CA. Circa 1938. Today this is the General Store.
The Elite Theatre, a drinking hall in Randsburg, CA. Circa 1897-1900
The mining camp of Randsburg, CA in 1897.
Taken in 1886, this is believed to be the first photograph of Darwin, CA.
Overlooking the town of Darwin, CA. Circa 1928
The California Hotel, and Beatty Laundry in Beatty, NV. Date unknown.
Last of the old timers in Ballarat. L-R: Seldom Seen Slim, Billy Hyder, Fred Grey, and Chris Wicht
Chris Wicht tending bar at his Headquarters Saloon in Ballarat, CA.
Ballarat, CA during its heyday.
Baker, CA in its infancy. Date unknown.
Don Hardy’s Baker Inn, circa 1939.
Baker Service Center, Red Crown Gasoline. Another of “Dad” Fairbanks’ many businesses.
“Dad” Fairbank’s, Big Blue Baker Service Center in Baker, CA. Circa 1931
The town of Atolia in 1910.
Atolia in 1908. Tungsten mining began here in 1905.
Miners descend into the Atolia tungsten mine. Circa 1918
Social Hall in Atolia, CA – Date unknown
Main Street in Kernville. Circa 1890
Tropico Mine, outside of Rosamond, CA. Circa 1963
Caliente Post Office and Auto Stage. Circa 1912
Main Street in Taft, CA. Circa 1910
Building at the Amalie Mine, near Twin Oaks. Circa 1950s
John Moss and Piute Chief Tercherrum. Circa 1863
Rock Spring in 1863.
Dr. Stark with two Mohave Indians at Fort Mojave. Circa 1863
Group of Native Americans at Fort Mojave. Circa 1863
Warm Soda Springs (Soda Lake, NV). Circa 1863
San Juan Camp at Eldorado Canyon. Circa 1863
The Carpenter Shop at Fort Mojave. Circa 1863
Phila (Philadelphia) Company at Rock Springs. Circa 1863
Hotel Butler, Big Pine, California. Circa. 1920s
View of snow-clad Owens Valley. Circa. 1923
Johnny Williams, Johnny Utter, and Sandy Lochrie, mining their claim at Chrysopolis, Ca. Circa 1910
Mine (entrance at left), with shack and automobile at Chrysopolis, California. Circa 1910
A mine at the ghost town of Chrysopolis, California, located in the Inyo Range of the Owens Valley. Circa: 1910
View of floor of Owens Valley looking west to town of Big Pine and the Sierra Nevada. Circa: 1910s
Petrified Forest District, east of Red Rock Canyon. Circa 1926.
Camp on the desert near Lancaster. Cactus, sage, brush, and Joshua Trees. Circa 1926.
“Bicycle Lake” near Garlic Springs. Circa 1926.
Ranch houses at Furnace Creek Ranch, 1926.
Furnace Creek Ranch in 1926, the only green spot in the valley and the only settlement (Indians).
The two-mile “Devils” Golf Course – it took over an hour to navigate these borax salt pinnacles. Circa 1926
The 8 x 14 school-house at Furnace Creek. Circa 1926.
Camp at Bennett’s Well, 1926.
Taking stock at Bennett’s Well – a watering hole in the valley. 2 ft. to the rear is geological marker – 276 ft. Circa 1926
Confidence Mill and mine abandoned many years ago by the Mormons for lack of water. Circa 1926.
Leaving Superstition Canyon, Mount Whitney in the distance. Circa 1926.
Superstition Canyon in Death Valley, about 1 1/2 miles from Furnace Creek Ranch. Circa 1926
Cave Springs, in 1926. A mine entrance being used as a garage.
A short cut around to Mormon Point. A good idea of the roads in 1926.
Near Cave Springs, in route to Death Valley, 1926.
Southern edge of Death Valley in 1926. Burros abandoned by miners.
The “road” over the Devils Golf Course in 1926.
Narrow Gauge R.R. Skirting the Mountain at Ryan, Cal. (20 Mule Team Borax Works)
Pacific Coast Borax Co.’s mines atop of mountain at Ryan, Ca. – 1926
Miners camp and School House at Ryan, California. Pacific Crest Borax Co., 1926.
Death Valley Road Trip in 1926 (EXCLUSIVE)
The Little Lake Post Office was considered one of the smallest in the country. It opened on July 17, 1909 under the name, Narka. It was renamed Little Lake in June of 1913.
The Darwin Schoolhouse. The school operated from 1899 to 1917.
The Black Metal Saloon on Main Street in Darwin. The Black Metal Saloon was owned by Jack Gunn, and was the prominent saloon of the area in the late 1800s.
Shorty Harris, the famous Death Valley prospector at The Outpost in Darwin. Date unknown.
“Francis,” one of two Pacific Coast Borax Co. Heisler-type “geared” steam locomotives that ran out of Daggett.
Weather station where the world record of 134°F was recorded in Death Valley on July 10, 1913.
George Hanson (Panamint George) at Indian Ranch in Panamint Valley, November of 1936.
Carl Mengel and his dog Whitney, at their home in Butte Valley.
In the 1930s, before Cow Creek became housing for Death Valley National Park employees, it was a Civilian Conservation Corps camp.
Chloride City circa 1914. Chloride City was one of the first communities to have formed in Death Valley.
Mushroom Rock, aka. The Devil’s Throne was considered one of the attractions of Death Valley in its early incarnation as a Monument.
Chris Wicht’s Headquarters Saloon operated in Ballarat, CA from 1902 until 1917.
Looking up Main Street in Rhyolite. Circa 1906.
Rhyolite, NV – Burro Race at the towns 4th of July celebration in 1908.
General Store and Shell Gas Station, Daggett. Circa 1908.
Desert Inn, Hotel and Cafe, Ludlow, 1930’s.
Death Valley Miner, Shorty Harris and his Mule.
Overlooking the Mining Town of Skiddo, CA – (Date unknown)
Miners Union Parade, Golden Street – Rhyolite, NV – 1906
Unidentified Victim of Death Valley. Circa 1880-1920
Main Street in Barstow, Ca – Circa 1912
Earliest known photograph of Barstow, CA. Circa. 1886
Waterman Ranch in 1880, Waterman Ranch would later become Barstow, CA.
Fremont Street in Las Vegas, circa 1930.
Paiute Indian Camp, Las Vegas, NV. Circa. 1907
Independence Hotel in Independence, CA. Circa. 1880’s
Post Office in Calico, CA – circa. 1880’s
The Bismark Mine in the Calico Mining District. Circa 1886
Little Lake, CA – Pre-Highway 395 (Date Unknown)
Occidental Mines in the Calico District – 1882.
Looking Over Calico in 1884.
Arrastra at the site of Old Dale – 1941.
“Eagle Eye” McFarland at Dirty Socks Camp in 1912.
The Lorman Mine (aka. New Gold Crown Mine) as seen in 1941.
Ruins of the Virginia Dale Mine in 1941.
The Ruins of the Town of Old Dale, Dale Mining District (Date Unknown)
Shark-teeth shaped objects standing upright on bed of Silver Dry Lake, California (1975)
Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms, California (1924)
The Town of Daggett, CA (1868)
Railway Depot, Mojave, California (1927)
Elephant Eagle Mine, Mojave, California (1935)
Bennetts Well in Death Valley (1928)
Darwin, An Early Death Valley Area Mining Town (1937)
Death Valley Scotty visits Los Angeles (Circa 1925-1935)
A car is driving up a narrow road in Twenty-Mule Team Canyon, Death Valley. (1939)
Salt piles in the Salton Sea with tractor visible in the background. (1900)
Entrance to Palm Canyon and a vintage automobile. (1930)
Mud Pots Near Salton Sea. Imperial Valley, Calif. (1940’s)
The Trading Post, Palm Canyon near Palm Springs, California (1948)
Anvil Rock at Warner’s Spring, California
Miniature Volcano on Mullet Island (Date unknown)
The Carson and Colorado on a trestle between Bellville, NV and Candelaria, moving ore from the Northern Belle Mine to the mill. Date unknown.
The mining district at Goldfield, NV – 1925.
Las Vegas, Nv in the early 1900s.
On 22 April 52, photo of ”Operation Big Shot” A-bomb blast was taken from Forest Ranger Station located at Cold Canyon.
Benton Station, Carson and Colorado Railroad; Benton, California. January 28, 1885
Shoshone Indian camp at Bullfrog, NV – 1908.
Wuzzie George, a Paiute woman, preparing pinenuts. Circa 1956.
“Sporting Row” or “Red Light District” in Virginia City, NV. Circa 1924.
Indian Wells, along the Butterfield Stage Line in the Coachella Valley. Circa 1904.
Aerial view of Trona looking east from the Argus Range; shows town and potash plant (center), road leading across the desert and Serales Dry Lake (right); snow capped mountains in the distance. Circa 1930s.
Group of Philadelphia and Delaware men who organized and operated Tonopah Mining Company and its affiliate interests arriving by coach from Sodaville, June 1902.
Train station at Sutcliffe, NV – 1932.
The early days of cattle ranching in the Mojave Desert; 1938. Location unknown.
Keys Ranch in 1969.
The Lost Horse Mine in 1967 before the headframe collapsed.
William “Bill” and Frances Keys, owners of the Keys Ranch, and numerous mining properties. Date Unknown.
The Gold Crown Mine in the Dale Mining District, circa 1936.
Chemehuevi basket-makers and their children at the Oasis of Mara shortly before the turn of the twentieth century.
Joshua Tree in Queen Valley, Joshua Tree National Monument, circa 1936.
A lone National Park Service inspector, sitting beneath a Joshua tree in Hidden Valley, contemplates the problems facing the new Joshua Tree National Monument.
View of infant in cradleboard leaning up against a Paiute tule hut. Bishop, CA – Early 1900s.
Tecopa Trading Post in Tecopa, Ca. Circa early 1900s.
View of the Midland Trail road entering Little Lake in Inyo County. The second building from left is the Little Lake Hotel. Date unknown.
View of steam from springs at Coso Hot Springs, Inyo County. Date Unknown.
Colorado Camp in the El Paso Mountains, circa 1958.
Yucca Valley, Ca in the 1930s.
The Silver mining community of Calico, CA – 1890.
Four miners holding mining tools and posing for photograph at the Butcher Knife Mine. Date Unknown
Doble Mine Mill in the San Bernardino Mountains. Circa 1930s
Red Boy Boarding House, Greenwater, Ca – 1907
Coyote Wells in Imperial Valley, on the edge of the desert. The last place for water. circa 1900-1920
Johannesburg, Ca – Part of the Rand Mining District. Circa 1923.
Desert Center Cafe, in Desert Center, CA in the 1940s.
General Store and Shell Gas Station, Inyokern, Ca – 1930s
Baker, CA in the 1930s. The building in the picture is now The Mad Greek.
The stamps at the Yellow Aster Mill – Randsburg, Ca – 1911
Medical Clinic at the Yellow Aster Mine, Randsburg, CA – 1911
Randsburg and Mojave Stage Coach – 1895
Atolia, CA in 1910
Engines of the mill in Goler, CA – 1911
Goler, CA in 1911. Gold was discovered in Goler Canyon in 1893, and was the direct cause of the prospecting boom in the Rand Mining District.
Randsburg, CA in 1946.
Panoramic photo series of Death Valley, taken by A. Y. Pearl in 1905. (set 2)
Panoramic photo series of Death Valley, possibly taken by A. Y. Pearl around 1905. (set 1)
Coachella Valley in 1922.
Carl Eytel in the Coachella Valley, circa 1913.
Cahuilla cemetery in Palm Springs, circa 1913.
Main Street in Barstow. Date unknown.
The Amargosa Hotel at Death Valley Junction. Circa 1935
Badwater in Death Valley National Park, circa 1934.
Scotty’s Castle Road, the road from Stovepipe Wells to Scotty’s Castle pre-pavement in 1930.
The town of Berlin, NV in 1906. The town was established in 1897 as a part of the Union Mining District. It was abandoned by 1911.
Painter, Edit Stellman in Golden Canyon – Death Valley National Park. Circa 1949
Waterfall at Cow Creek – Death Valley National Park. Photo 1930.
A 1930s ad from Curtiss-Wright Flying Service, Inc. See Death Valley By Air!
Bill Keys’ camp in Death Valley, 1905. Bill Keys is most widely known for his time at what would become Joshua Tree National Park.
Desert Trading Post in Barstow, CA. Circa 1948
Dry Lake & Real Lake at Borax Works at Keeler, Nov. 1945
Pine Creek Tungsten Mine – Bishop, Ca – circa 1919
Twentynine Palms, Ca in the 1940s
Anne Martin, Mabel Vernon and an unidentified man posing with a 1913 Overland automobile in the Nevada desert during the women’s suffrage campaign, a banner on the car reads: Votes for Women. Photo 1914.
F Street in downtown Needles, CA. Circa 1940.
Charles H. Spencer’s mining operations along the San Juan River and at Lees Ferry, 1909-1910.
Miners at the Spencer Mine, Lees Ferry, Arizona, 1910
Monument Valley in 1909.
A Train Wreck Caused by Collision with a Horse, Flagstaff, AZ. Circa 1880-1900.
Cookhouse at Last Chance Mine, Grand Canyon. Date unknown
The Inyo County Courthouse, Independence, CA. Kearsarge Pass in the background. Photo 1927.
A warehouse in the town of Mojave, CA in 1908.
The tollgate at Cajon Pass in 1863.
An old shack at Frank Sauer’s Ranch, Washoe Valley, 1944
Miners Union protest meeting, Rhyolite, Nevada; February 17, 1907
Rhyolite, Nevada – Business District on November 21st, 1906.
Aurora, Nevada circa 1870.
The mining town of Tonopah, Nevada in 1902.
A 1902 map of the Tonopah Mining District – Nevada.
The Tonopah Fire; August 1922.
CCC Co. 1340 – Camp Lone Pine, in the Shadows of Mt. Whitney. Circa 1934.
Dow Hotel in Lone Pine, circa 1949.
Students at West Antelope School, Antelope Valley, CA. Circa 1922
4th of July parade float in Tonopah, NV – 1916.
Independence Day Parade in downtown Visalia, CA. July 4, 1886.
Rhyolite, Nevada on January 18, 1909.
Belcher Mine, Gold Hill, Nevada. Production to 1882, $34,415,000
Belleville, NV – Taken after January 1, 1882 when the Carson and Colorado Railroad began service to the town.
San Bernardino Street Fair, 1901. Looking East photo taken in the middle of downtown with the Stewart Hotel at third and “E” Street.
Parker, Arizona. View of main street in Parker. Circa 1942
Center of Town, Gila Bend, Arizona. Circa 1940s
Masked Indian sitting on rocks. Arizona. Date unknown.
Hoisting Works, Main Shaft, Tough-nut Mine; Arizona. Date unknown
In the mountains heart, running out copper ore, Wilson Mine, Metcalf, Arizona. Date unknown.
Train station at Mina, NV in 1935.
Beatty, NV in 1934.
Jolly Lindgren’s 1948 map of Death Valley National Park
Boulder City, NV – 1932
Sloan Service Station in Sloan, NV – 1950
Antelope priests marching in the Snake Dance Ceremony at Oraibi, Arizona, ca.1896
Six-Mile Canyon — From office of Chollar Works, the desert is in the distance.
Big Bear City, the winter of 1946.
Photograph of an old Pima Indian man, Vaugh-Kum (Fig Tree John), a medicine man, Pima, Arizona, ca.1900.
Lyon’s Well in the Colorado Desert, where water was sold to travelers and miners. Thought to have been located somewhere in the vicinity of the Virginia Dale (Dale Mining District). Date unknown.
Tonopah Mining Park (now a historic site) and Mount Butler in the distance, Tonopah, Nevada, ca.1904
Portrait of Pete Maguire, a prospector of the Colorado River. Date unknown.
Rochester mines adjoining Bagdad mines in the Stedman Mining District (Circa 1910).
Street scene showing a horse-drawn wagon in Tonopah, Nevada, ca.1903
The Salt Works at the Salton Sea in 1903, two years prior to the accident that would flood the dry lake.
Chemehuevi Indian woman storyteller, ca.1900
Desert Station of Southern Pacific Railroad at Palmdale showing a train in station, ca.1895
Imperial County dirt devil on desert, ca.1910
Entrance to the Southern Bell Mine in Bishop, 1895-1910
Exterior of the abandoned Mormon Mill in San Bernardino on Mill creek, ca.1895
Miners’ cabins, Goldfield, Nevada, ca.1904
E.M. Hamilton, discoverer of Willow Springs Mine near Rosamond, Antelope Valley, at the mine, ca.1900
Working the mines was a dangerous business, getting to work would have been equally as dangerous. Circa 1910
Borax Mill at Daggett, California, ca.1890
Buildings on an unidentified street in Yermo in the Mojave Desert, ca.1900
A burro-drawn wagon hauling lumber and supplies into Goldfield, Nevada, ca.1904
“The last pull on the diamond hitch” — two men packing a burro, ca.1898
Argus, CA in the 1950’s. Paul’s Market and Baker Bros. Western Auto Supply Co.
Mojave Indian woman carrying a bundle of wood for the cremation of an Indian Chief. Date unknown.
“Borax” Smith’s mine at Harmony, Death Valley, ca.1890
Three miners entering a hoist elevator at a Nevada City mine, May 5, 1905
Randsburg mining camp covered in snow in 1900.
California City, CA – Fields of Cotton. Circa 1950s
Shoshone woman teaching the next generation how to make baskets. Circa 1934
Cave Springs – 1926
Anza Ranch in Coyote Canyon in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Circa 1970s.
Salt Creek, Death Valley in 1930.
The Wildrose Charcoal Kilns in 1935 – 45 years after their last use.
Old “Plank” Road over Sand Dunes, near Yuma, Arizona. Circa 1946.
Charlie and the desert barber; Ash Meadow; 1891
Cliffs in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park, San Diego County, CA. Circa 1970s.
Building equipment along railroad at Dos Cabezos in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Circa 1970s.
The Painted Desert lies to the north of the Santa Fe tracks in Arizona and extends from Holbrook to the Grand Canyon.
Wupatki Ruin, Wupatki National Monument, Arizona. Date unknown.
A street scene in the Arizona mining town of Morenci. Date unknown.
The Barker Reservoir (Dam) in Joshua Tree National Park, circa 1940.
1000ft underground in a gold mine – Eagle River Canyon, Colorado.
The inside of a Mohave Indian dwelling – 1908.
A large painted olla – Mohave Tribe.
Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park – April 1932.
Pete Aguerberry, One of the Old Timers of the Early Death Valley Days – 1938.
The Salt Refinery – Amboy, California – 1948
Post Office, Store, and Dining Room, Ryan, Ca – 1928.
The Salton Sea from Salton View in Joshua Tree National Park – 1948.
Twentynine Palms, CA – City Hall in 1933.
Brewery Avenue, in the Copper Mining City of Bisbee, Arizona – 1939.
Little Lake, Ca in 1936.
The Calico, CA cemetery – 1931.
Shoshone, Ca in 1929.
Mitchell Caverns near Essex, CA in the Providence Mountain State Recreation Area.
The ruins of the stamp mill at Keane Wonder Mine in Death Valley National Park – 1935.
Henderson, NV in 1948.
“West Barstow – The New Section of Barstow, California. A Thriving Desert Community on Highways 66, 91 and 466.” Circa 1948
Mojave, CA – The Manhattan Cafe, the place to be in 1927.
Beatty, NV in 1937.
Twentynine Palms, CA – 29 Palms Drug Co. in 1938.
Cathedral City, CA circa 1944.
The Triangle T Ranch in Dragoon, AZ – 1934.
Just rollin’ through Titus Canyon, between the floor of DV and Leadfield. Circa – 1926
Goldroads or Gold Road, AZ – located near the town of Oatman, and part of the Oatman Mining District. Circa 1938
Karman and Queen Esther Mines, Mojave, Calif. – 1935
Inyokern, Ca in 1936
Eagle Mountain and Highway Shoshone and Death Valley Jct. – 1930. Now known as Highway 127.
The Wayside Garage & Cafe in Essex, Ca – 1932
The Little Lake Cafe & Store in Little Lake, CA – 1933.
Corner of Main and Clark Streets in Jerome, AZ. Circa 1930s
Looking North on 1st Street in Coachella – 1947
Callaway’s Olancha Cafe in Olancha, Ca – 1934
The Homestead 76 gas station in Inyokern, CA – 1935.
Hell’s Kitchen at the Salton Sea – 1940.
Twenty Mule Team Canyon in Death Valley National Park – 1941.
The Owl Cafe in Red Mountain, Ca – 1937.
Atomic explosion at Nevada Test Site
Easter sunrise service in Death Valley National Park – 1940.
Cathedral City, CA in 1947.
Shoshone, CA in 1929.
“Bodie Bill” – Age 2 1/2 years – Firebug of the Bodie Fire, June 23, 1932
White Hills, AZ in 1948.
A busy street scene in Indio, Ca – 1935
Driving through Titus Canyon in Death Valley National Park – 1926.
Darwin Wash Eichbaum Toll Road To Stove Pipe Wells in Death Valley. Circa 1927
Overlooking the town of Death Valley Junction, CA. Circa 1935
Bodie, Ca in 1927, as seen from the Old Standard Mine.
Red Mountain, CA in 1937
The Occidental Hotel, Bodie, Ca – 1927
“The big snow of the Mojave” – in March,1896.
The School house in Littlerock, CA – circa 1903.
Oatman, AZ in 1934
Lone Pine, CA in 1935.
Bagley’s Store in Twentynine Palms. Circa 1937.
Beatty, NV and The Exchange Club in 1934.
The Earth-gulf of Arizona. A vision full of mystery & fascination, Grand Canyon of the Colorado. Date unknown
Las Vegas, NV – 1936.
Royal Arch Yucca of the Mojave Desert. Circa 1905
“Last Wagon” in Emigrant Wash – Death Valley National Park.
Hopi Tribe travel to Govt’ Well, the only source of water for the Village of Orabi. Circa 1905
Butte Valley in Death Valley National Park, taken from Mengel’s Cabin aka. Stella’s Cabin. Circa 1934
Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley National Park. Circa 1928.
Geographers at Clark Dry Lake – Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Circa 1935.
Cactus City, CA was a small community/road side stop along what is now the I-10. Circa 1935.