of Northern Ari-zona Society of Science and Artand re-opening for summer of Mu-seum of Northern Arizona, Flag-
Arizona.March 5 — Palm Springs MuseumField Trip to East Berdoo Canyonby way of Thousand Palms fromPalm Springs, California.March 5 — Palm Springs Museumstereo-slide program on Death Val-ley and Joshua Tree National Mon-ument, by Mr. Clarence Mason,Palm Springs, CaliforniaMarch 5-6—Sierra Club's Hike to BigMarias mountains, in ColoradoBasin country, north of Blythe,California.March 5-6 — Sierra Club, Riversidechapter, Hike to CottonwoodSprings, California.March 6 — 1955 All-Sheriffs PosseRodeo, Phoenix, Arizona.March 9-13—Maricopa County Fair,Mesa Civic Center, Mesa, Arizona.March 12 — Don's Club, Phoenix,Ariz., Travalcade to San Manualcopper town and barbecue.March 13 and 27—Desert Sun Ranch-er's Rodeo. Wickenburg, Arizona.March 17-21—Phoenix Jaycee WorldChampionship Rodeo. Phoenix, Ari-zona.March 18-20—Desert Cavalcade ofImperial Valley, with two days ofOutdoor Pageantry, Calexico,
March 18-20—Don's Club 3-day bustrip to Oak Creek Canyon, Flag-staff and Hopi villages, Gallup, N.M., from Phoenix, Arizona.March 31-April 2—Jaycees RawhideRoundup, Mesa. Arizona.
DESERT SPRING BRILLIANCEACCENTED BY GOLDENBUSH
Outstanding on California and Ari-zona deserts is the conspicuous Linear-leaved Goldenbush, on the cover ofthis month's
CarsonCity Photographer Adrian Atwatertook the picture near Searchlight, Ne-vada, where the shrub is not so com-mon as in neighboring states.
Haplo-pappus linearijolius interior,
as theGoldenbush variety is properly known,is found on mesas and slopes of thesagebrush and creosote-bush desertsgenerally between 2000 and 5000 feetelevation. Its bright yellow flowerheads, growing in heavy masses, arequick to catch the wayfarer's eye.
Volume 18MARCH, 1955Number 3COVERCALENDARTRAVELARTHELD TRIPHISTORYPRIZESNATUREPOETRYPHOTOGRAPHYLETTERSCLOSE-UPSWILDFLOWERSNEWSDESERT QUIZMININGFICTIONLAPIDARYHOBBYCOMMENTBOOKS
The desert Goldenbush, a perennial, photo-graphed near Searchlight, Nevada, byADRIAN ATWATER, Carson City, NevadaMarch events on the desert 3Campers' Tour of MexicoBy NELL MURBARGER 4Allan Houser: Apache ArtistBy MARIJANE MORRIS 10Gems of Monte CristoBy HAROLD O. WEIGHT 12Adolph Sutro's Coyote HoleBy RICHARD H. DILLON 1?For true desert experiences 18Where Burros Collect the GarbageBy EDMUND C. JAEGER 19Along a Desert Road, and other poems ... 22Pictures of the Month 23Comment from Desert's readers 24About those who write for Desert 26Flowering predictions for March 26From here and there on the desert 27A test of your desert knowledge 30Current news of desert mines 32Hard Rock Shorty of Death Valley 33Amateur Gem Cutter, By LELANDE QUICK . . 34Gems and Minerals 35Just Between You and Me, by the Editor ... 42Reviews of Southwestern literature 43
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