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197003 Desert Magazine 1970 March

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Desert Magazine Book Shop
THE CAHUILLA INDIANS by Harry James.
A com-paratively small and little known tribe, theCahuilla Indians played an important part inthe early settlement of Southern California.Today the Cahuilla Indians are active in socialand civic affairs in Riverside County and ownvaluable property in and around Palm Springs.Long out of print, this revised edition is theonly authentic and complete history of thesenative Americans. Hardcover, illustrated, 185pages, $7.50.
HISTORY OF THE SIERRA NEVADA by Francis P.Farquharn.
A lively history of the Spaniards,Argonauts, pioneers, military troops and
rail-
road builders who conquered the rugged SierraNevada Mountains which formed an early-day400-mile-long barrier along the California andNevada border. Paperback, illustrated, 262pages, $2.65.
BAJA CALIFORNIA by Joseph Wood Krutch,Photographs by Eliot Porter.
Baja California isthe stage selected by the author and photo-grapher to present their moving and graphicappeal to keep certain areas of the world intheir natural state so man can continue to havethe time and place to find peace in a silentworld.Heavy paperback, 73 four-color photo-graphs, 160 pages, $3.95.A
GUIDE FOR INSULATOR COLLECTORS by JohnC. Tibbitts.
Long time collector and author ofseveral bottle books, the author has written twovolumes on insulators, covering 90 percent ofthe
field.
Insulators in Vol. 1 (127 pages) amdifferent than those in Vol. 2 (119 pages).Paperbacks, well illustrated. $3.00 each. ORDER BY VOLUME NUMBER.ANZA-EORREGO
DESERT GUIDE by Horace Par-ker.
Third 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, theJackass
Mail,
Butterfield Stage, and today'sadventurous tourists. 139 pages, cardboardcover, S3.50.
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.
MINES OF DEATH VALLEY by L. Burr Belden.
About fabulous bonanzas, prospectors and lostmines. Paperback. $1.95.
DEATH VALLEY BOOKS
Published by the Death Valley '49ers thesefive volumes have been selected by '49ersas outstanding works on the history of DeathValley. All are durable paperback on slickstock.
A NATURALIST'S DEATH VALLEY
IRevised edi-Mon) by Edmund C. Jaeger,
ScD....
$1.50
MANLY AND DEATH VALLEY.
Symbols of Des-tiny, 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
DESERT LANDSCAPING IN THECOACH ELLA VALLEY
Published by NEEL'S NURSERYAlthough this book was compiled forresidents of Riverside County's CoachellaValley, it is applicable to most desertareas in the West. It is a concise guideas to when to plant, what to plant andhow to care for both cultivated and des-ert gardens. Regardless of the size ofyour garden, this book will save youmoney and time. Large format, heavypaperback, color and black and whitephotos, 33 pages.
$1.50
EXPLORING CALIFORNIA BYWAYS — DESERTCOUNTRY by Russ Leadabrand.
The author takesyou on 1 1 trips through the desert country ofCalifornia, including both passenger car andfour-wheel-drive excursions. An excellent andauthoratative writer, he also brings in historicalbackground. This is Volume Three. Volume Onecovers the Kings Canyon to the Mexican Borderand Volume Two, trips around Los Angeles. Allare paperback, well illustrated with photos anddetailed maps. Each book is $1.95. WHEN OR-DERING BE CERTAIN TO STATE VOLUME NUM-BER: ONE, TWO or THREE.
SUN,
SAND AND SOLITUDE by Randall Hender-
son.
For more than 50 years Randall Hendersonhas traveled across the deserts of the West untiltoday he is known as the voice and prophet ofthis region of mystery, solitude and beautyFounder of Desert Magazine in 1931, he has de-voted his life to understanding the great out-doors. His second and latest book is a culmin-ation of his experiences, thoughts and philoso-phy. Hardcover, deluxe format, deckle-edgedpaper, 16 pages full color, excellent illustrations,$7.95.
LOWER CALIFORNIA GUIDE BOOK by Gerhardand Gulick.
The authors have revised the thirdedition to bring it up to date. Veteran travelersin Baja California would not venture south ofthe border without this authoritative volume. Itcombines the fascinating history of every loca-
tion,
whether it be a town, mission or aban-doned ranch, with detailed mileage maps andlocations of gasoline supplies, water and otherneeded information on Baja. 243 pages withthree-color folded map, 16 detailed route maps,4 city maps, 22 illustrations. Hardcover $6.50.
MAMMALS OF DEEP CANYON by R. Mark Ryan.
A study of the habits of more than 40 animalsliving in the Deep Canyon Research Area in theColorado Desert. The site was selected becauseits ecology is typical of deserts throughout theworld. Paperback, illustrated, 137 pages, $2.95.
BODIE: GHOST TOWN 1968 by Thomas W.Moore.
This book could very well be titled
Ghost Town,
U.S.A.
for the author-photographerhas captured the moods of the past and presentof Bodie, typical of the hundreds of the onceboisterous mining camps of the West. His imag-inative text and outstanding four-color andblack and white photographs make this an im-portant volume in Western Americana collections.Large 9x12 format, full-page photographs onquality paper, hardcover, $8.50.
GUIDE FOR INSULATOR COLLECTORS by JohnC. Tibbitts.
This is the third and final book oninsulators by veteran bottle collector John Tib-bitts. This third book has a revised price listand index to insulators described in the pre-vious two volumes. However, each volume de-scribes insulators not shown in the other books,so for a complete roundup of all insulators, allthree volumes are needed. Books are paper-back, averaging 120 pages, illustrated withartists drawings, $3.00 EACH. WHEN ORDER-ING BE SURE TO STATE VOLUME NUMBER: ONE,TWO or THREE.
THE INTIMATE DESERT by Walter Collin O'Kane.
From the very beginning to the final chapter,the author takes you with him as he gives onintimate insight into the lives of the plantsand animals of the "hidden"' deserts of theWest. His excellent prose brings the desert
king-
dom to life. Hardcover, 143 pages, $2.95.
TRAVEL GUIDE TO ARIZONA by the Editors ofSunset Books.
Completely revised new editionincludes maps, photographs and descriptivematerial for the traveler throughout Arizona.Large format, four-color cover, heavy paper-back, 96 pages, $1.95.
DEATH VALLEY
U.S.A.
by Kenneth Alexander.
An excellent photographer, the author presentsthe moods and history of Death Valley throughhis pictures and descriptive text. One of thebest quality books published on Death Valley.Beautiful gift. Large 9 x 11 format, qualitypaper, profusely illustrated, hardcover, $8.50.
METAL DETECTOR HANDBOOK by Art Lassagne,2nd edition.
Includes history, operating
tech-
niques, interpretation of signals, and Directoryof Manufacturers. One of the most completehandbooks of its
kind.
Paperback, 65 pages.$3.00.
HOW TO COLLECT ANTIQUE BOTTLES by JohnC. Tibbitts.
A fascinating insight of early Ameri-ca as seen through the eyes of the medicinecompanies and their advertising almanacs. Ex-cellent book for avid bottle collectors and thosejust starting. Also includes chapters on collect-
ing,
locations and care of bottles. Heavy, slickpaperback, well illustrated, 118 pages, $4.00.
WHEN ORDERING BOOKSPLEASE
Add 50 cents PER ORDER(Not Each Book)for handling and mailing
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ALSOADD 5 PERCENT SALES TAX
Send check or money order to Desert Maga-zine Book Shop, Palm Desert, California92260. Sorry, but we cannot accept chargesor C.O-D. orders.
FOR COMPLETE BOOK CATALOG WRITE TO DESERT MAGAZINE, PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA 92260
 
WILLIAM KNYVETT,
PUBLISHER
JACK PEPPER,
EDITOR
JACK
DELANEY,
Staff Writer
JOLEEN
ROBISON,
Woman's Viewpoint Editor
Volume
33,
Number
3
MARCH,
1970
CONTENTS
FEATURES
THE COVER:California's Mojave Desertwill soon come alive withspring flowers
and bud-
ding cacti
as
shown
in the
photograph
of an
earlierspring
by
David Muench,Santa Barbara.
APPINESS
IS ... A
HIKING HOUND
PINACATE,
COLOR
IT
GONE!
COLORADO
RIVER GOLD
DESERT
GOES
TO A
CONVENTION
WILD
BURROS
OF THE
DESERT
MOGOLLON
WHISPERS
...
Voices from
the
Past
APACHE
"BAD MEDICINE"
BAJA'S
CANYON
DE
GUADALUPE
BLACK
JADE
DESERT
JUNK SNUPPING
AMBLE
UP TO
ANZA
by
Betty
J.
Tucker
by
Mike Engle
by
John Townley
California
Prospectors
by
Robert Cbilders
by
Jack Sheppard
by
Ken
Marquiss
by
Sherilyn Mentes
by
Al
Penton
by
Julia Craw
by
Jack Delaney
DEPARTMENTS
A
PEEK
IN
THE PUBLISHER'S POKE
RAMBLING
ON
ROCKS
BOOK
REVIEWS
DESERT
GARDENING
WOMAN'S
VIEWPOINT
CALENDAR
OF
WESTERN EVENTS
LETTERS
by
William Knyvett
by
Glenn
and
Martha Vargas
by
Jack Pepper
by
Eric Johnson
by
Joleen
A.
Robison
Club
Activities
Reader's
Comments
ELTA SHIVELY,
Executive Secretary
MARVEL BARRETT,
Circulation Manager
EDITORIAL
AND
CIRCULATION OFFICES: 74-109 Larrea, Palm Desert, California 92260,
AC 714
346-8144. NATIONAL ADVER-TISING OFFICES: 8380 Melrose Street,
Los
Angeles 90069,
AC 213
653-5847. Listed
in
Standard Rate
and
Data. Subscription rates:United States, Canada
&
Mexico,
1
year, $5.00;
2
years, $9.50,
3
years, $13.00. Other foreign subscribers
add $1.00
currency
for
each year.See Subscription Order Form
in
this issue. Allow five weeks
for
change
of
address
and
send both
new and old
addresses with
zip
codesDesert Magazine
is
published monthly. Second class postage paid
at
Palm Desert, California
and at
additional mailing offices under
Act of
March
3, 1879.
Contents copyrighted
1969 by
Desert Magazine
and
permission
to
reproduce
any or all
contents must
be
secured
in
writing.Unsolicited manuscripts
and
photographs WILL
NOT BE
RETURNED unless accompanied
by a
self-addressed
and
stamped envelope.

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