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196110 Desert Magazine 1961 October

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October,
1961
40 cents
Magazine
of the
OUTDOOR SOUTHWEST
 
Magazine
of
the
Outdoor Southwest
Volume24
Contents
for
October
1961
Number10
COVER PHOTO:
"Navajo Shepherdess," an oil painting by Denverartist Gerard Curtis Delano. For more on Delano's art, see page 25.
7 PRODUCTS:
New Ideas for Desert Living
DAN
LEE
10 TRAVEL:
Campers' Grand Tour of Mexico
NELL MURBARGER
14 METEOROLOGY:
Report on a growing Desert Menace: Smog
ERWIN KAUPER
17 PERSONALITY:
"Indian Emily," Tragic Apache Heroine
LOUISE CHENEY AUER
18 PERSONALITY:
Carlos Montezuma and His Crusade
OREN ARNOLD
20 HISTORY:
The Kern Brothers and the Image of the West
ROBERT
V.
HINE
25
ART:
Two Artists, Two Impressions of the West
EUGENE
L.
CONROTTO
27 NATURE:
Woodpeckers of the Southwest Desertlands
EDMUND
C.
JAEGER
30 PHOTOGRAPHY:
Secrets for Better Bird Pictures
J.
FRED
and
FRAN DODSON
37 GEMS-MINERALS:
Apache Tears in the Sauceda Mountains
CLOYD SORENSEN,
JR.
OTHER FEATURES:
Readers' Letters
__ 2
'61-'62 Desert Book Catalog
3
Classified
Ads 32
Southwest Calendar
34
Nevada Travel
35
Poem
of the
Month
35
Utah Travel
41
Editorial
43
The Desert Magazine, founded
in 1937 by
Randall Henderson,
is
published monthly.*»
by
Desert Magazine,
Inc.,
Palm Desert, California. Re-entered
as
second class\* matter July
17, 1948, at the
postoffice
at
Palm Desert, California, under
the Act
lrjy»
of
March
3, 1879.
Title registered
No.
358865
in U.S.
Patent Office,
and
contentscopyrighted
1961 by
Desert Magazine,
Inc.
Permission
to
reproduce contents must
OLI^
be
secured from
the
editor
in
writing.Unsolicited manuscripts
and
photographs submitted
can-
not
be
returned
or
acknowl-edged unless full returnpostage
is
enclosed. DesertMagazine assumes
no re-
sponsibility
for
damage
or
loss
of
manuscripts
or pho-
tographs although
due
carewill
be
exercised. Subscribersshould send notice
of
changeof address
by the
first
of
the month preceding issue.
CHARLES
E.
SHELTON
Publisher
EUGENE
L.
CONROTTO
Editor
EVONNE RIDDELL
Circulation ManagerAddress
all
editorial
and
circulation correspondence
to
Desert Magazine, Palm
Des-
ert, California.Address
all
advertisingcorrespondence
to
Aaron
D.
Viller,
8217
Beverly
Blvd.,
Los Angeles
48,
Calif. PhoneOL
1-2225.
LETTERS
FROM
OUR
READERS
Dick Wick Hall . . .
To
the
Editor:
Weldon Heald's article
on
Dick Wick Hall
of
Salome (September
Des-
ert Magazine)
is by far the
most completeaccount
I
have ever seen
of Mr.
Hall's lifein
the
Southwest.
It is
extremely timely
in
connection with
the
September celebrationof Dick Wick Hall
Day in
Salome,
an
annual event
we are
pleased
to
have helpedpromote editorially
for the
past
16
years.JOHN McCARROLL, publisher
Wickenburg
Sun
Wickenburg, Ariz.
Recalling "Gopher Days" . • .
To
the
Editor:
Edmund Jaeger's pocketgopher article
in the
August
Desert
mademe suddenly
see
myself
as a
high schoolgirl tramping
the
loosely cultivated soil
of
an orange grove with gopher traps
and a
trowel
in one
hand
and a
long-handledshovel
in the
other. This
was in
Perris
Val-
ley,
15
miles southeast
of
Riverside,
Calif.,
in
the
early 1900s.Gopher mounds near
the
base
of a
youngcitrus tree meant trouble—and
it was my
job
to
eliminate
the
trouble.
The
familycat, "Queen Dido,"
was my
chief assistantin this work.MARTHA
VAN
WINKLEBoston, Mass.
UTAH'S VERSION
OF THE
SPHINX
Profile in Stone . . .
To
the
Editor:
In the
August issue, page
34,
is a
photograph
of the
Register Rocksin southern Utah.
The
large rock carriesthe outline
of a
face.
A
very unusualpicture.LUCIUS
L.
DEYOLos Angeles
To
the
Editor:
How
many folks have calledyour attention
to the
profile
on
RegisterRocks?C. WILSONRutland, Vermont
(Many people have written
in to
reportthe "discovery"
of
Utah's version
of the
Sphinx.
Ed.)
2
/
Desert Magazine
/
October,
1961
 
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BOOK CATALOG
from
DESERT MAGAZINE
BOOK SHOP
jM1Ml^lll|||||lli|[]|^i!ll||lllllll!
BOOKS SOUTHWEST...
. . . satisfaction guaranteed by Desert Magazine—WORLD'S LARGEST SELECTION
OF BOOKS DEVOTED
EXCLUSIVELY TO THE DESERT SOUTHWEST—
1.
List
books you want 2. Add 15c per book 3. California residents 4. If book is to be a 5. Please PRINT your 6. Mail orders and re-by title and author. for postage & han- also add 4% sales gift, please mark name and mailing mittance to: DESERT
dling.
tax. "GIFT" clearly, & in- address legibly. MAGAZINE BOOKdicate how you want STORE, Palm Desert,gift card signed. 1, California.
SOUTHWEST HISTORY
THE DESERT, TODAY AND YESTERDAY. Randall Henderson.
Thefounder and former editor of Desert Magazine draws on his vastknowledge of the Southwest to put together a book of his experi-ences and observations. Almost half a century of desert living iscompounded in Henderson's book. Many photographs. $5
PHOTO ALBUM OF YESTERDAY'S SOUTHWEST. Compiled by Charles
Shelton.
Documentation of the desert Southwest from the 1860s to1910 through the camera's lens. Early-day photographs show theexplorers, the prospectors, the miners, the cowboys, the desperados,the ordinary people, as they were, before glamour and varnish wereapplied to trie legend of the Old West. Highest quality printing.195 photographs. Hand set type. Embossed black and gold hardcover. Special gift for those who collect Westerniana. $15
YOUR DESERT AND MINE. Nina Paul
Shumway. A delightful per-sonal account of a family's early-day experiences in the CoachellaValley, with much valuable history of the date palm industry. PalmSprings, Indio, the Salton Sea, sand dunes and the Santa Rosa moun-tains are all seen through the eyes of a young woman meeting thedesert for the first time. Illustrated, more than 300 pages $6.75
VANISHED ARIZONA. RECOLLECTIONS OF MY ARMY LIFE. Martha
Summerhayes. 4th edition of first printing. A story about Army lifein the 1870s as seen through the eyes of the wife of a Lieutenantin the 8th Infantry. 33 illustrations. Cloth cover $7.50
COMSTOCK MINING AND MINERS. Eliot Lord.
A history of theComstock Lode of Virginia City, Nevada. A reprint of the 1883 edi-
tion,
with introduction by David F. Myrick. 578 pages. 117 unusualand rare illustrations. 2 area maps. Hard cover - $8.50
TOMBSTONE. Walter Noble Burns.
Story of the "Town too tough to
die."
Guntoting, cattle rustling days in Old Arizona. As history it isaccurate, as story it holds you spellbound. $3.95
PONY EXPRESS-THE GREAT GAMBLE. Roy S. Bloss.
A well-researchedbook that deals with the business and politics of the Pony Expressmore than with the adventures of the daring riders. An excellentreference for students of the Pony Express. Excellent historic photosand illustrations. Hardback. 160 pages.- . $4.50HOLE-IN-THE-ROCK.
David E. Miller.
This well-illustrated book by atrained Utah historian, is the best available on the amazing MormonHole-in-the-Rock expedition of 1879-80. Maps, 229 pages. $5.50
LOST OASES, ALONG THE CARRIZO. E. I. Edwards.
Little is knowntoday of this lost oasis in the isolated corridor of the Colorado des-ert that once was the stopping place for soldiers, gold seekers andemigrants into California. One-half of the book concerns itself withthis corridor and the other half is a descriptive bibliography ofCalifornia's Colorado Desert. Companion volume to DESERT VOICES.Gold stamped, hard cover $12.50
TOMBSTONE PICTURE GALLERY. Lloyd and Rose Hamiil.
For theWestern Americana fan, with carefully researched history of earlyTombstone personalities, the Earps, Doc Holliday, Sheriff Behan andthe Clantons. 47 pictures and drawings. - $2
OUTLAW TRAIL. Charles Kelly.
The corrected second edition of anillustrated classic about western outlaw Butch Cassidy and his "Wild
Bunch."
Trains and banks were their targets. One of the best outlawreports. Map and index __ _ _
$6
FRONTIER MILITARY POSTS OF ARIZONA.
Ray Brandes. A collectionof the colorful history of old forts in Arizona. An attractive volumewith photos and drawings of equipment used by the Indian-fightingtroops. Washable vinyl cloth binding $2.25
THE BONANZA TRAIL. Muriel
Sibell Wolle. The story of more than200 old mining towns and camps of the West. Pencil sketches. $8.95
YUMA CROSSING. Douglas D. Martin.
Tales of four centuries ofhistory when the Yuma crossing was once the only safe ford of theColorado River—of sea captains, Indians, missionaries, scouts $2.50
ARIZONA'S DARK AND BLOODY GROUND. Earle R. Forrest.
This isthe fourth printing of an authenticated account of the ruthlessGraham-Tewksbury cattle war in Arizona's Pleasant Valley from 1882to 1892. More than a score of men died in this western feud $5
ARIZONA IN THE 50s. James H. Tevis.
The breathtaking memoirs ofCaptain Tevis on his march through Arizona in 1857, when lawless-ness was the order of the day. 237 pages. $2
BUTTERFIELD OVERLAND MAIL. Waterman L. Ormsby.
The authorwas the only through passenger on the first Westbound stage in
1858.
His reports are reprinted, with informative notes, maps, andindex. Lively and exciting reading. 179 pages __ $4.50
THE STORY OF BODIE. Ella M. Cain.
A vivid narrative of one of thewildest, toughest mining camps in the West, told by a woman whowas born there. Index. Photos. Paper bound, $2.50 Cloth, $4
DEATH VALLEY TALES. A Death Valley
'49er
publication.
Ninewriters have written true chapters from the drama-crammed past ofthe Death Valley region. 59 pages, paper. $1
DEATH VALLEY IN '49. William Lewis Manly.
Written in his
own
words, the classic of Death Valley crossing; the day-by-day amazingaccount of how Manly and his party survived many hardships $6.50
20 MULE TEAM DAYS IN DEATH VALLEY. Harold O. Weight.
Storyof the most colorful episode in western mining history, as revealedby the old-timers, and from the records of the period $1
LOAFING ALONG DEATH VALLEY TRAILS. William Caruthers. From
a store of excellent material gained through 25 years on DeathValley Trails, this is "a personal narrative of people and places," ofsuch people as Shorty Harris, Charles Brown and many others.... $4.25
THE MANLY MAP AND THE MANLY STORY. Ardis M. Walker.
Oneof the epics of southwestern history: that of the heroic struggle of
Wm.
Lewis Manly and John Rogers and their companions throughDeath Valley. Reproduction of their map. Paper.....
_$1DEATH VALLEY TALES.
True chapters from the past. Nine contributingauthors. A Death Valley '49er publication. 62 pages. Paperbound $1
GOODBYE, DEATH VALLEY. Burr Belden.
A Death Valley '49er publi-
cation.
The 1849 Jayhawker escape from the Valley of Death. Jay-hawker census. Bibliography. 64 pages. $1.25
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