• This month's cover is a view of NavajoFalls, one of several beautiful falls inHavasu canyon in northern Arizona—land of the Havasupai Indians aboutwhom Dama Langley has written in thisissue. Navajo Falls are located about halfa mile below Supai village, "where thecreek comes to the rim in a dozen rivuletsbetween brilliant green islands of water-cress, then tumbles 140 feet to a churningpool of liquid turquoise." The beauty ofNavajo and the other falls was describedby Randall Henderson in the June 1942issue of DESERT.• Readers are still commenting on HopeGilbert's biographical sketch of CharlesFletcher Lummis, the man who "discov-ered the Southwest for Americans,"which appeared in September 1944 issue.This month she has written about AdolphBandelier, who laid the scientific founda-tion for archeologic research in theSouthwest. It was Lummis who as ayoung man accompanied Bandelier dur-ing the Pajarito plateau and Frijoles can-yon explorations, and whose photostaken at that time later illustrated Bande-lier's book
The Delight Makers.
• For the next issue of DESERT, NancyLunsford tells about furniture made fromcholla and saguaro cactus by Herb Wood,cabinet maker of the southern Arizonadesert, who makes furniture for manyof the rambling ranch-style homes whichdot the mountain foothills surroundingTucson.• Melissa Stedman, who works for theLos Angeles board of education, is oneof a horde of those who wanted land—land anywhere, just so there was "dirtunderfoot and space to breathe." Whenthe five-acre tract law went into effectshe was one of the first applicants. Hertrials and errors—and her triumph infinally locating one of those Jackrabbithomesteads in Morongo Valley, betweenBanning and Twentynine Palms, Cali-fornia, will be told next month, in herfirst contribution to DESERT.
Nov. 3-7—Ogden, Utah, Livestock Show.Judging, premium awards, exhibits,annual Stockmen's banquet.Nov. 10-12—Indio, California, FrontierDays celebration. Air show, date ex-hibit, flower show, arts and crafts,hobbies, carnival.HUNTING SEASONSMigratory waterfowl—California (Riv-erside county): Nov. 2-Jan. 20;Nevada: Oct. 13-Dec 31; New Mex-ico:Nov. 2-Jan. 20; Utah: Oct. 13-Dec. 31.Pheasants—California: Nov. 26-Dec. 10,bag limit 2 ; Nevada (Humboldt andPershing counties): Nov. 4 only,bag limit 3.Deer—New Mexico (Senroito refuge,Sandoval county): Nov.
Volume 9NOVEMBER, 1945Number 1COVERBOOKSCLOSE-UPSHISTORYINDIANSDEVELOPMENTNATUREFIELD TRIPBOTANYOASISMININGART OF LIVINGINDIAN CRAFTSHUMORLETTERSTRUE OR FALSENEWSCRAFTHOBBYCOMMENTPOETRY
NAVAJO FALLS, Northern Arizona. Photo by JosefMuench, Santa Barbara, California.Rockhounds
Arizona Minerals, other reviews . 1Notes on Desert features and their writers ... 3He Explored the Ancient Home of the KoshareBy HOPE GILBERT 4Supai Shangri-LaBy DAMA LANGLEY 9Ah-Ve-Koov-o-Tut, Ancient Home of the MojaveBy CHARLES F. THOMAS, JR 13'Circus Bug' of the DesertBy RICHARD L. CASSELL ....... 18Geodes in an Old 'Battlefield'By JOHN W. HILTON 19Giant and Midget PoppiesByMARYBEAL 23Where Palm Meets PineBy RANDALL HENDERSON 24Current news briefs 28Desert Refuge, by MARSHAL SOUTH 29'The Wood That Sings'By JERRY LAUDERMILK 31Hard Rock Shorty of Death ValleyBy HARRY OLIVER 32Comment from Desert readers 33A test of your desert knowledge 34Here and There on the Desert 35Amateur Gem Cutter, by LELANDE QUICK . . 40Gems and Minerals—Edited by ARTHUR L. EATON 41Just Between You and MeBy RANDALL HENDERSON 46Navajo Maiden, and other poems 47
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