March 21-27—Yaqui Indian Easter cere-monials, Tucson, Arizona.March 22-26—Sierra club camp
Phan-tom ranch, Grand Canyon, Arizona.March 26—Easter pageant,
8 p. m.
March 28—Easter sunrise services, Trav-ertine rock
chella valley, California.March 28—Easter sunrise services. DeathValley sand dunes near Stove PipeWells, Death Valley national monu-ment. Owens Valley Ministerial
charge.March 28—Fourteenth annual Eastersunrise service with world widebroadcast over
Grand Canyon national park.
iel Poling, speaker.March 28—Easter dances, various
Mexico.March 28—Easter Sunday soap
Roundup, Mesa,Arizona.April 2-3—Twelfth annual Pinal county4-H fair, Coolidge, Arizona.April 3—Lecture: Joseph Muench,
Desert Museum, PalmSprings, California.April 9-11—Sixteenth annual champion-ship rodeo, state fairgrounds, Phoe-nix, Arizona.April 10-11—Sierra club, weekend tripto Desert
Bernardinos.April 14—Giant slalom
downhill,Alta, Utah.April 15-18—Arizona state open tennistournament, Tucson, Arizona.April 16-17—Third annual Yuma coun-ty junior agricultural fair, Yuma,Arizona.April 17—Lecture:
Mrs. J. H.
Desert Museum, PalmSprings, California.April 17-18—Sierra club, Desert Peakssection, climb
Santa Rosas.April 17-18—Ramona pageant, Ramonabowl, Hemet, California.April 18—Sno-Bowl trophy race,
Arizona.April 24-25—Lone Pine Stampede,
western dance, Lone Pine,California.April 24-25—Sierra club climb
Granite mountain, highest
Oriflamme mountains. Meet
Julian.April 24-25—Ramona pageant, Ramonabowl, Hemet, California.April—One
Arnoldo Rubio, Mexican artist, bestknown
Museum drive,Highland Park,
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CACTUS BLOSSOM. Photo taken in Yucca Valley,California, by Harry Vroman, Lawndale,
April events on the desert 3Desert Trail and other poems 4Nature's Freaks on Salton ShoreBy HAROLD O. WEIGHT 5Winter Dig in Yampa CanyonBy EDISON P. LOHR 9Soliloquy of a ProspectorBy FRANK and DICK ADAMS 12Maximilian's TreasureBy JOHN D. MITCHELL 13A test of your desert knowledge 14Hard Rock Shorty of Death Valley 14February prize winners 15Apache Ghosts Guard the AravaipaBy RICHARD VAN VALKENBURGH ... 16Old Man RavenBy EDMUND C. JAEGER 20Prize announcement for photographers .... 21Desert Trails, by MARSHAL SOUTH .... 22Ghost Flower Named by FremontBy MARY BEAL 24We Scaled El PicachoBy RANDALL HENDERSON 25Comment from Desert's readers 29Forecast for April 30Current news of desert mines 31From here and there on the desert 32Gems and Minerals 39Amateur Gem Cutter, by LELANDE QUICK . . 45Just Between You and Me, by the Editor ... 46Reviews of current Southwest literature ... 47
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