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196801 Desert Magazine 1968 January

196801 Desert Magazine 1968 January

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DIRECTORY OF SOUTHERN NEVADA PLACENAMES by Walter Averett.
Limited edition. 1300entries. Includes obscure names of ghost townsand old mining camps. Hardcover. $5.00.
WATER WITCHING by Earl Shannon.
Entertain-ing and instructive, whether or not you acceptwater witching. Paperback. $2.75.
A GUIDE TO WESTERN GHOST TOWNS by Lam-bert Florin.
Includes maps and mileages of ghosttowns in 15 western states. Large format,card-board cover, $2.25.
ANZA AND THE NORTHWEST FRONTIER OF NEWSPAIN by Bowman and Heiier.
Explodes myththat Anza founded city of San Francisco andother interesting data related to Anza. Goodearly Californiana. Hardcover, $8.75.
NO MORE THAN FIVE IN A BED by SandraDallas.
All about early Colorado hotels, somefamous, some infamous. Highly amusing, goodhistory. Hardcover, $5.95.
CALIFORNIA MISSION PAINTINGS by Edwin Dea-
kin.
Paintings from the 19th century portrayearly missions prior to modern restorations. Finetext gives history of each. Full color reproduc-tions. $7.50.
CAMPING AND CLIMBING IN BAJA by John
W. Robinson. Guide to the Sierra San PedroMartir and Sierra Juarez of upper Baja Cali-fornia.Paper, $2.95.
OLD-TIMERS OF SOUTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA byLester Reed.
Recounts episodes of pioneers cov-ering an area from Owens Lake to Anza-Bor-rego and from San Bernardino east to Twenty-nine Palms. Spiral-bound. $5.95.
ARIZONA: GUIDE TO THE GRAND CANYONSTATE. Newly revised and edited by JosephMiller.
Past and present covered. Highly recom-mended. 532 pages, illustrations and maps.$7.95.
SAN DIEGO BACK COUNTRY 1901 by GordonStuart.
Filled with local color and nostalgia forhigh-button shoes and shivarees. 241 pages$5.00.
HISTORIC SPOTS IN CALIFORNIA Revised byWilliam N. Abeloe.
Only complete guide toCali-fornia landmarks with maps, photos and livelytext covering both historical and modern eras.639 pages, $10.00.
BUTTERFIELD OVERLAND MAIL by Waterman L.Ormsby,
a New York newspaperman who wasthe only through passenger on this first west-bound stage. Western Americana 177 pages$4.50.
THE LIFE OF THE DESERT by Ann and MyronSutton.
Covers desert creatures, perennial waterproblems and how animals and plants survive.231 pages, $4.95.
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN BAJA by Erie StanleyGardner.
About people and places in enchant-ing Baja California of Mexico. Colored photos,368 pages, $8.95.
HANDBOOK OF CRYSTAL AND MINERAL COL-LECTING by William Sanborn.
Describes environ-ment typical of collection sites and physicalproperties of minerals and crystals. Paper, 81pages, $2.00.
REDIGGING THE WEST for old time bottles byLynn Blumenstein.
Photographs of over 700bottles with articles that tell the story and aphotograph of each. $4.25.
WHEN ORDERING BOOKSPLEASE
Add 25 cents PER ORDER(Not Each Book)for handling and mailing
California residents add 5 percentsales tax, regardless of whether youare a Republican or Democrat.Send check or money order to Desert Maga-zine Book Shop, Palm Desert, California92260. Sorry, but we cannot accept chargesor C.O.D. orders.
ALL OF MEXICO and Guatemala at low cost byNorman Ford.
Excellent guide for do-it-yourselftraveler. Paper. $2.00.
THE CENTURY AFTER CORTES by Fernando Beni-tez.
Little has been written about post-Conquestdays. This is it. Hardcover. $7.50.
EXPLORING JOSHUA TREE by Roger Mitchell.
Excellent guide to Joshua Tree National Monu-ment in Southern California. Paper. $1.00.
PIONEER FORTS OF THE FAR WEST by HerbertHart.
Fourth in series, large format, illustratedwith historical photos, good text. $12.95.
THE MINING FRONTIER edited by Marvin Lewis.
Collection of rare articles related to old West.Hardcover. $4.95.
1200 BOTTLES PRICED by John C. Tibbitts.
Up-dated edition of one of the best of the bottlebooks. $4.50.
A FIELD GUIDE TO WESTERN REPTILES ANDAMPHIBIANS by Robert C. Stebbins.
A PetersonField guide. 207 species, 569 illustrations, 185in full color, 192 maps. The best book of thistype. Hardcover. $4.95.
FIRE OVER YUMA by Peter Odens.
Historicaltales and anecdotes from the Lower ColoradoRiver area. Paper. $1.00.
NEVADA'S TWENTIETH CENTURY MINING BOOMby Russell Elliott.
First detailed work to coverthe promoters and leaders who influenced thestate's second mining boom. 344 pages, $5.95.
CALIFORNIA, A Guide to the Golden State.Edited by Harry Hansen
and newly revised, itcontains an encyclopedia of facts from earlydays up to the Space Age. Mile by mile de-scriptions to camping spots and commercial ac-commodations. Maps. Hardcover, $7.95.
DEATH VALLEY BOOKS
Published by the Death Valley '49ers thesefour volumes have been selected by 49ersas outstanding works on the history of DeathValley. All are durable paperback on slickstock.
A NATURALIST'S DEATH VALLEY
(Revised edition) by Edmund C. Jaeger, ScD..__ $1.50
MANLY AND DEATH VALLEY.
Symbols of Destiny, by Ardis Manly Walker - ..$1.25
GOODBYE, DEATH VALLEY!
The story of theJayhawker Party, by L. Burr Belden $1.50
CAMELS AND SURVEYORS IN DEATH VALLEY
By Arthur Woodward $2.00
DEATH VALLEY TALES
by 10 different au-thors $1.25
THE MYSTERIOUS WEST by Brad Williams andChoral Pepper.
Rare book examines legends thatcannot be proven true, nor untrue. New evi-dence presented in many cases which maychange the history of the West. Hardcover.$5.95.
ANZA-BORREGO DESERT GUIDE by Horace Par-ker.
Second edition of this well-illustrated anddocumented book is enlarged considerably. Topsamong guidebooks, it is equally recommendedfor research material in an area that was crossedby Anza, Kit Carson, the Mormon Battalion,'49ers, Railroad Survey parties, Pegleg Smith, theJackassMail,Butterfield Stage, and today'sadventurous tourists. 139 pages, cardboardcover, $2.95.
ON DESERT TRAILS by Randall Henderson,
foun-der and publisher of Desert Magazine for 23years. One of the first good writers to revealthe beauty of the mysterious desert areas. Hen-derson's experiences, combined with his com-ments on the desert of yesterday and today,make this a MUST for those who really wantot understand the desert. 375 pages, illustrated.Hardcover. $5.00.
RARE MAP REPRODUCTIONS from the year 1886.
Series I includes three maps, Arizona, Californiaand Nevada. Series II includes New Mexico,Utah and Colorado. Reproduced on fine paper.They show old towns, mines, springs and trailsnow extinct. Each set of three, $3.75. Be sure tostate series number with order.
THE NEVADA ADVENTURE, a History by JamesHulse.
Covers era from prehistoric Indians toranching, atomic testing and tourism of today.306 pages, $7.50.
NEVADA'S TURBULENT YESTERDAYS by Don Ash-baugh.
The best book about Nevada's ghosttowns and the rugged individuals who builtthem.346 pages, $7.50.
GUIDE TO COINS.
Recent U.S. coin prices,Canadian, Mexican and foreign coins, medals,tokens and emergency money. Colonial, Terri-torial,and Civil War coins. Hardcover. $3.50.
THE HOME BOOK OF WESTERN HUMOR editedby Phillip Ault.
Collection of old and ned anec-dotes about the West. Worthwhile gift. Hard-cover. $7.50.
RELACIONES by
Zarate
Salmeron.
Written by17th century Franciscan and is only source
of
knowledge published for Spanish explorationsinto Arizona and New Mexico from 1538 to1626. 121 pages, $6.00.
NATIVE SHRUBS of Southern California by PeterH. Raven.
Well illustrated, some in color, withinteresting text and descriptions of shrubs. Paper.$1.95.
NAVAJO RUGS, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE byGilbert S. Maxwell.
Concerns the history, legendsand descriptions of Navajo rugs. Full colorphotos. Paper, $2.00.
OLD CALIFORNIA MINES (1899) by Charles Yale.
Reprint from early mining industry records.Photos show different types of mining, mainlyin Mother Lode country. Text contains statisticsand discussions of early problems $2.00.
EXPLORING CALIFORNIA BYWAYS from KingsCanyon to the Mexican Border by Russ Leada-
brand.Maps for each trip with photographs,historical information, recreational facilities,campsites, hiking trails, etc. Paper, 165 pages,$1.95.2 / Desert Magazine / January, 1968
 
Volume 31Number 1
JANUARY, 1968
CONTENTS
JACK PEPPER
Publisher
CHORAL PEPPER
Editor
ELTA SHIVELY
Executive Secretary
MARVEL BARRETT
Business
AL MERRYMAN
Staff Artist
JACK DELANEY
Staff Writer
EDITORIAL OFFICES: 74-109 Larrea, Palm Desert,California 92260. Area Code 714 346-8144.Unsolicited manuscripts and photographs notaccompanied by self addressed, stamped and zipcoded envelopes will NOT be returned.ADVERTISING OFFICES: James March & Asso-ciates Inc., 1709 West 8th Street, Los Angeles,California 90017, HUbbard 3-0561—115 NewMontgome-y, San Francisco, California 94105,DOuglas 2-4994. Listed in Standard Rate & Data.CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT: 74-109 Larrea, PalmDesert, Cclifornia 92260. Area Code 714 346-
8144.
DEJERT MAGAZINE is published monthly;1 year, $; .00; 2 years, $9.50; 3 years, $13.00.Foreign subscribers add 75 cents for postage.See Subscription Order Form in back of this issue.DESERT is oublished monthly by Desert Magazine,Palm Desert, Calif. Second Class Postage paid atPalm Desirrt, Calif., and at additional mailingoffices under Act of March 3, 1879. Title regis-tered NO. 358865 in U. S. Patent Office, andcontents copyrighted 1967 by Desert Magazine.Unsolicited manuscripts and photographs cannotbe returned or acknowledged unless full returnpostage i; enclosed. Permission to reproduce con-tents musv be secured from the editor in writing.SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: $5.00 per year in U.S.,Canada and Mexico. $5.75 elsewhere. Allow fiveweeks for change of address. Be sure to sendboth old and new address.
THE COVER
Tucson is the center of history andmystery. Whether you go north to theGila River or south to Nogales andMexico you are living in the presentand the past. Carlos Elmer, China
Lake,
California, captures the spiritof the country in his photograph ofthe Mission San Xavier del Bac, near
Tucson.
4 Book Reviews6 Rags to Riches
By VARDIS FISHER and OPAL HOLMES
9 The Last Word in Spas
By BOB LOEFFELBEIN
10 Junk Art
By FLORINE LAWLER and JOE BUCK
12 Rock House of Borrego
By WILSON G. TURNER
14 The Lost Missouri Mine
By RAY S. CALDWELL
17 The Big Sand Pile
By LOUISE PRICE BELL
18 The Land of Gule Gule
By CHORAL PEPPER
22 Head for Pioneer Pass!
By JACK PEPPER
25 Death Valley Ghost Town Guide
By RICHARD S. SMITH
28 Tuscon, the New "Old Pueblo"
By JACK DELANEY
32 Desert Driving Tips
By V. LEE OERTLE
34 Tubac, Arizona
By LAMBERT FLORIN
37 Tomorrow's Ghost Camp
By ROGER MITCHELL
38 Back Country Travel42 DESERT Cookery
By LUCILLE I. CARLESON
43 Letters and Answers
January, 1968 / Desert Magazine / 3

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