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194007 Desert Magazine 1940 July

194007 Desert Magazine 1940 July

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THEMAGAZINE
y, 194'
25 CENTS
 
n
Grants, New MexicoDear Mr. Henderson:Opened my copy
of
the June issue of th Desert Magazine—and lo, the mountain h idcome to Mohammed. I refer to the picture ofthe "old Carrizo stage station" on page 15.Last time I layed my bedroll on the sandsat the old stage station the
nearest
mountainwas Coyote." many miles southeast of thehistoric oasis.Now if you will correct the caption underthat picture to read "Water trough at the oldstage station at Mountain springs," I'd resta bit easier—being sure that the 15 years
I've
spent in snow and sunshine, on the west rimof [he Colorado desert weren't lived in vain.
TIM
OIXA.
Dear Tim: Now
that you've
called itto m) attention I know
you
aye right.
That
picture in the June number couldn'tbe Carrizo stage station
t
because the oldCarrizo stage house was o\ adobe
andthe one in the picture is oj rock. My apol-ogies to
you
and James Jasper. Mr. jaspergave me the photograph correctly cap-tioned
and the error was made in this
office. —R. H.
mmmmmmmmmmmmm
Only one night in the yearOnly one place* in the world
The Smoki are dancing again. On Sin-pine-
fL.
includingthe
tVOKlOFAMO
Smoki Snal\ Dance
scented, mile-high city of Prescott, Ari-zona, the Smoki People, 300 white menand women who are preserving the ritu-als and dances of the Indians will holdtheir 20th Annual Ceremonials.The only group of its kind in theworld, the Smoki, this year, will givethe strange intriguing, dramatic chantsand dances of two famous SouthwesternIndian tribes -- the Zuni and Hopi,end the world renowned Smoki SnakeDance.The beat
of
the tomtoms,
the
rattle
of
gourds, the stomp of
moccasined feet
will trans-
port you to another world.
Don't
miss this most
color-ful of
Southwestern events the Smoki Ceremonials.
I,
i'i
fi
1
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA
LAND OF THESMOKI PEOPLE"
Overton, NevadaDear Randall:Just received the Desert Magazine todayand found it very interesting. In glancingover your Desert Place Names I note an error,and I trust this correction will be accepted inthe good spirit in which it is given.
Bunkerville
was settled January 6, 1877.Edward Bunker Sr. led
in
the colonization ofthis town, and incidentally, he was a memberof the Mormon
battalion,
a group whichmade one of the most historic marches onrecord.Outside of the little town of Genoa, Over-ton and St. Joseph (now called Logandale)are the two oldest farming settlements in thestate of Nevada, being hist settled January 8,
1865.
The man who led this early coloni-zation was
Thos.
S. Smith. St. Thomas, nowburied forever by storage waters behind Boul-der dam was named after him.GEORGE PERKINS.Glendale, CaliforniaDear Sir:There is a poem, or a portion of one, thatlias haunted me for years and I am enclosingit so it may have a chance to haunt someoneelse. It has something of the call of the desertin its lines and sounds like Stevenson, but Iam ashamed to admit I do not know theauthor . . .
"They've cradled
you
in custom, they havepruned you with their preaching.They have soaked you in convention.through and through
They have put you in a show case: you'rea credit to their teaching.But can't you bear the
wild?
It's callingyou!Let us probe the silent places, let us seewhat luck betide us.Let us journey to a distant land I know.There's a whisper in the night
wind,
there's a star agleam to guide us:
For
the wind is calling, calling
let us
go!"
Encouraged by your attitude toward poetsin general and by your letter to Leon Noyesin your current issue, I send you a couple ofspasms that were written with the aid ofPisgah Bill, who only helped after considerableurging. Bill says "Poets ain't nothin' but dad-burned sun struck dudes."W. H. BURTIS.
P.
S. I don't think you should encourage meto write poetry. - -W. H. B.San Bernardino, CaliforniaDear Sir:In looking over the Desert Magazine forJanuary '40, I see on page 44, an item abouta piece of jasper sent you by Olin J. Bell ofSan Francisco, and that it came up from bed-rock of one of the Golden Gate Bridge foun-dations.A number of years ago, in 1909 to be exact,when Fighting Bob Evans brought his fleetof battleships to visit San Francisco I wasliving near Santa Rosa and came down on the
excursion
train to Lime Point light house, onthe Marin county side of the Golden Gate. Inexploring around the cliffs there, I foundquite a large deposit of jasper of all colors,red and yellow predominating. I recognizedit as being.the same "a,s several large specimensI had at that time, .which I had found atMark West springs near Santa Rosa.There must be a vein of this jasper run-ning through these cliffs and under the watersof the Golden Gate. Think more could befound around those cliffs, but doubt if any-one woujd be allowed to explore there now,as it is a government reservation and visitorsare not allowed. Just writing this as an in-teresting note on the item.WILFRID M. SNOW.
 
DESERT
Galesidat
JUN.
27-29 National Association
of
Deans
and
Advisers
of
Men
meetsat Hilton Hotel, Albuquerque.New Mexico. James
F.
Findlay,University
of
Oklahoma, presidentand chairman.JULY
1-3 New
Mexico association
of
dentists
in
convention
at
Santa
Fe.
1-4
Motor boat
and
horse races,
Pro-
vo,Utah.
1-5
Hopi Craftsman exhibit. Museum
of
northern Arizona,
Flagstaff.
2-4 Southwest Indian Powwow, Flag-
staff,
Arizona.3-5 Cavern City Cavalcade
and
rodeo,Carlsbad,
New
Mexico.3-6 Rodeo
at
Reno, Nevada. EdwardQuesta, chairman.4 Rodeo
at
Patagonia, Arizona.4 Indian rodeo. Salt river Indianreservation, Mesa, Arizona.4 Rodeo
and
horse show, Cimarron,New Mexico.4 Pioneer Days, Albuquerque,
K. M.
4-6 Round Valley rodeo, Springerville,Arizona.4-6 Annual rodeo. Silver City,
New
Mexico.4-7 Frontier days celebration
and
non-
professional rodeo, Prescott, Ariz.5-6 Historical celebration
at
Inscrip-tion Rock,
El
Mono nationalmonument,
New
Mexico.10 Pageant depicting discovery
of
Grand Canyon, staged
16
mileseast
of
Grand Canyon village.Harold
C.
Bryant, Grand Canyonnational park superintendent.11-13
Ute
Stampede, Nephi, Utah.
11-13
Robbers' Roost Roundup, Price,Utah.13 State society reunion
for
formerresidents
of
Utah, Arizona,
New
Mexico
and
Nevada,
in
Sycamore-Grove Park,
Los
Angeles, Cali-fornia.
C. H.
Parsons,
416
S.
Spring
St.,
secretary.13-28 Water colors
by
Millard Sheets,Claremont, California,
at
Flagstaff,
Arizona museum.18 Cowboys' Roundup, Clovis,
New
Mexico. Cowboy ballads
and
legends.19-21 Southwest district convention
of
20-30 dubs. Carlsbad,
New
Mexi-co.Wiley
Van
Hecke, Santa
Fe,
district governor.19-24 Covered Wagon Days, Salt LakeCity, Utah. Rodeo.
Win.
J.
Rack-ham, chairman.19-24 Covered Wagon days. Salt LakeUtah. Rodeo.24 "Creation"
to be
given
by
SaltLake Oratorio society under direc-tion
of
Squire Coop, Salt Lake-City.25-26 Fiesta
at
Taos,
New
Mexico,
to
celebrate
St.
James
and St.
Anne'sDays.Coronado Entrada, pageant celebrating
400th
anniversary
of
Spanish entry,
will
be presented
in the
following
New
Mexico cities this month—Las Vegas,July12-13,
Roswell,
July 17-19.
Volume
3
JULY,
1940
Number
9
COVERLETTERSCALENDARPHOTOGRAPHYDISCOVERYTREASUREADVENTUREPROSPECTINGGUIDEQUIZDIARYPOETRYWILDLIFECEREMONIALPERSONALITYARTISTFICTIONLEGENDBOTANYLANDMARKHOBBYNEWSBOOKSHOBBYPLACE NAMESMININGCOMMENT
Pinnacles
in
Bryce Canyon, UtahComment from Desert Magazine readers
. . .
Inside coverJuly events
on the
desert
1
Prize winning pictures
in May 2
El Vado
de los
PadresBy
DR.
RUSSELL
G.
FRAZIER
3
Loot
of
MonterreyBy JOHN
D.
MITCHELL
6
She Mines
.AWR—-rrnd
Likes
it
By WALTER FORD
7
Night Prospector
By
HULBERT BURROUGHS
. 11
Captain John HanceBy FRANK
C.
LOCKWOOD
15
A Test
of
Your Desert Knowledge
18
June
at
Yaauitp>~ecBy MARSHAL SOUTH
19
TWILIGHT REVERIE,
and
other poems
. . . .21
Desert Trader
By
GRACE
P.
NICKERSON
. . 22
Smoki Snake Priests
23
Seven-Time Winner
in
ArizonaBy OREN ARNOLD
25
He Wanted
to do
Honest PaintingBy JOHN
W.
HILTON
27
Hard Rock Shorty
By LON
GARRISON
... 28
Coyrte
and the
BluejaysBy HARRY
C.
JAMES
29
Hill Climbers
of the
DesertBy MARY BEAL
30
Echo Arch
By
MARGUERITE SCHMIDT
... 32
Cacti
Edited
by
LUCILE HARRIS
34
Here
and
There
on the
Desert
36
UNCLE SAM'S CAMELS,
and
other reviews
. . 38
Gems
and
Minerals, Edited
by
ARTHUR EATON
39
Origin
of
names
in the
Southwest
42
Briefs from
the
desert region
43
Just Between
You and Me — By the
Editor
... 44
The Desert Magazine is published monthly by the Desert Publishing Company,
636
State Street, El Centro, California. Entered as second class matter October 11, 1937, atthe post office at El Centro, California, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Title registered
No.
358865 in U. S. Patent Office, and contents copyrighted 1940 by the Desert PublishingCompany. Permission to reproduce contents must be secured from the editor in writing.RANDALL HENDERSON. Editor.TAZEWELL H. LAMB and LUCILE HARRIS, Associate Editors.Eugene A. LaMont, Advertising representative327 S. Towne Ave., Los Angeles, California. Phone MI 6441.Manuscripts and photographs submitted must be accompanied by full return post-
age.
The Desert Magazine assumes no responsibility for damage or loss
of
manuscriptsor photographs although due care will be exercised for their safety. Subscribers
should
send notice of change of address to the circulation department by the fifth of the monthpreceding issue.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
1
year $2.50
2
years $4.00
— 3
years $5.00GIFT SUBSCRIPTIONS:
1
subscription $2.50
— two
$4.00
three $5.00Canadian subscriptions
25c
extra, foreign
50c
extraAddress subscription letters
to
Desert Magazine,
El
Centro, California
JULY,
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