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194906 Desert Magazine 1949 June

194906 Desert Magazine 1949 June

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Desert Wheels ...
Everywhere in the desert land, weathering wheels are re-minders of a historic past. Upper left, a 10-foot diameter plankwheel at Goler, once used on a booster pump for Randsburg'swater supply, photographed by William F. Sprinkle, Jr., Te-hachapi, California. Upper right, the hub of a 20-mule teamborax wagon, taken at Furnace Creek ranch, Death Valley, byBen Pope, Dinuba, California. Lower left, ore wagons fromsilver boom days, at Tombstone, Arizona, pictured by Carl H.Schaettler, Pasadena, California. Lower right, pioneer wagonwheels have been built into this fence at Brigham City, Utah,photographed by Willard Luce, Provo, Utah.
 
DESERT CALENDAR
May 18-June 8—Exhibit GuatemalanTextiles, costumes
of the
Indiansof Guatemala, Museum
of
North-ern Arizona,
Flagstaff,
Arizona.June 10-12
Thirty-second annualCherry festival, parade—Saturday,11
a.m.,
Beaumont, California.June 11-12—Sixth annual show
of the
San Fernando Valley Mineral
and
Gem society, Sat.—1-10
p.m.; Sun.
—10 a.m.-9
p.m.
North Holly-wood Recreation center, Califor-nia. Admission free.June 11-12—Sierra club hike. ClimbWinnedumali, ancient landmark
in
Inyos east
of
Independence. Over-night camp.June 11-26—First International exhi-bition
of
Latin American photog-raphy, Museum
of
Northern
Ari-
zona,
Flagstaff,
Arizona.June 13—San Antonio
day,
Corndance, Taos Pueblo,
New
Mexico.June 13—San Antonio
day,
GreenCorn dance, Sandia Pueblo,
New
Mexico.June 16-19—De Anza days, annualfestival combined this year withGem
and
Mineral exhibit. Chuckwagon breakfast, parade, streetdances, Riverside, California.June 19—Corpus Christi Sunday,
out-
door religious procession from
St.
Francis Cathedral, Santa
Fe, New
Mexico.June 23-25—Grand assembly, Rain-bow Girls, Gallup,
New
Mexico.June 24—San Juan
day,
afternooncorn dance, Taos Pueblo,
New
Mexico.June 24—San Juan
day,
annual fiestaand corn dance,
San
Juan Pueblo,New Mexico.June 24-26—Convention
of
Americanand California State Federationsof Mineralogical societies. Exhib-
its,
field trips,
bus
tours, Sacra-mento, California.June 24-26
State F.F.A. Rodeo,(Future Farmers
of
America),Santa Rosa,
New
Mexico.June
26
DeVargas memorial
pro-
cession commemorating recon-quest
of
Santa
Fe in 1692 and
held annually since that date,from
St.
Francis cathedral
to Ro-
sario chapel, Santa
Fe, New Mex-
ico.
June 29-30
Lehi roundup, Lehi,Utah.June 30—Fishing contest, awards,Parker, Arizona.June—Fred
K.
Hinchman exhibit
of
Southwestern arts
and
crafts,
in-
cluding jewelry, blankets, costumes,pottery, baskets
and
Plains Indianbeadwork. Southwest Museum,Highland Park,
Los
Angeles,California.
Volume
12
JUNE,
1949
Number
8
COVERFEATURECALENDARNATUREHISTORYMININGHOMESTEADINGHUMOREXPLORATIONDESERT QUIZPERSONALITYFIELD TRIPPHOTOGRAPHYPOETRYBOTANYMININGSURVEYLETTERSCLOSE-UPSCONTESTNEWSLAPIDARYHOBBYCOMMENTBOOKS
DESERT SPARROW HAWK. Photograph takeneast of Banning, California, by Robert Leath-erman, San Bernardino, California.Desert Wheels 2June events on the desert . 3Why Tree Yucca Wears a HatBy EDMUND C. JAEGER 4He Planned to Change the Desert ClimateBy DAVID HELLYER 5There's Placer Gold in the Desert BajadasBy ADDISON N. CLARK 8I Got My Five-Acre TitleBy MELISSA BRANSON STEDMAN ... 11Hard Rock Shorty of Death Valley 12Ancient Artists Lived on Rattlesnake PeakBy THERON MARCOS TRUMBO 13Test your desert knowledge 16Cowgirl of Brown's HoleBy CHARLES KELLY 17Rocks by the RoadsideBy HAROLD O. WEIGHT 20Contest winners in April 25Billy the Burro, and other poems 26Emigrant Flowers that Never FadeBy MARY BEAL
,
.... 27Current news of desert mines 28Who reads Desert 29Comments and views of Desert's readers ... 30About those who write for Desert 32Prizes to photographers, annual cover contest . 32From here and there on the desert 33Amateur Gem Cutter, by Lelande Quick ... 40Gems and minerals 41Just Between You and Me, by the Editor ... 46Reviews of Southwestern literature 47
The Desert Magazine
is
published monthly
by the
Desert Press,
Inc.,
Palm Desert,California. Re-entered
as
second class matter July
17, 1948, at the
post office
at
Palm Desert,California, under
the Act of
March
3, 1879.
Title registered
No.
358865
in U. S.
Patent Office,and contents copyrighted
1949 by the
Desert Press,
Inc.
Permission
to
reproduce contentsmust
be
secured from
the
editor
in
writing.RANDALL HENDERSON, EditorAL HAWORTH
and
MARION HEWES, Associate EditorsBESS STACY, Business Manager MARTIN MORAN, Circulation ManagerUnsolicited manuscripts
and
photographs submitted cannot
be
returned
or
acknowledgedunless full return postage
is
enclosed. Desert Magazine assumes
no
responsibility
for
damage
or
loss
of
manuscripts
or
photographs although
due
care will
be
exercised.
Sub-
scribers should send notice
of
change
of
address
by the
first
of the
month preceding issue.SUBSCRIPTION BATESOne Year
.. .
$3.50
Two
Years
...
$6.00Canadian Subscriptions
25c
Extra, Foreign
50c
ExtraSubscription
to
Army Personnel Outside
U. S. A.
Must
Be
Mailed
in
Conformity With
P.
O. D.
Order
No.
19687Address Correspondence
to
Desert Magazine, Palm Desert, California
JUNE,
1949

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