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Desert Magazine Book Shop
THE NORTH AMERICAN DESERTS
by
Edmund C.Jaeger.
A long-time authority on all phases ofdesert areas and life, Dr. Jaeger's book on theNorth Ameican Deserts should be carried where-ever you travel. It not only describes each of theindividual desert areas, but has illustrated sec-tions on desert insects, reptiles, birds, mammalsand plants. 315 pages, illustrated photographs,line drawings and maps. Hardcover. $5.95.
OVERLAND STAGE TO CALIFORNIA AND THEPONY EXPRESS by Frank A. Roof.
A first-handaccount of a mail agent who lived and foughtwith the men who settled the West throughtheir efforts to establish communication acrossthe wilderness during the 1800"s. First publish-ed in 1901 and just republished. Heavy stockand hardcover, original artist illustrations, two1800 maps, 645 pages, this is a book
for
history buffs, $15.00.
GHOST TOWNS OF THE NORTHWEST by NormanD. Weis.
The ghost-town country of the PacificNorthwest including trips to many little-knownareas,is explored in this first-hand factual andinteresting book. Excellent photography. Bestbook to date on ghost towns of the Northwest.Maps. Hardcover, heavy slick paper, 319 pages.$6.95.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 an~llocations of gasoline supplies, water and otherneeded information on
BTJO.
243 pages withthree-color folded map, 16 detailed route maps,4 city maps, 22 illustrations. Hardcover $6.50.
MAPS OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
from
the
LowerCalifornia Guidebook by
Gehard
and Gulick.Slightly smaller than those in the book but con-venient to carry in glove compartment. $1 whenpurchased with the book; $1.50 when purchasedseparately.
TRAVEL GUIDE TO UTAH by the Editors ofSunset Books.
Like their other guide books, thisis a concise, factual, illustrated and
well-
mapped guide to Utah. Anyone planning avacation or tour through the Beehive State shouldhave this along. Large 8x11 format, heavypaperback, 80 pages, $1.95.
GHOST TOWNS OF ARIZONA by James andBarbara Sherman.
If you are looking for aghost town in Arizona this is your waybill.Illustrated, maps, township, range, cor-ordi-nates, history, and other details make this oneof the best ghost town books ever published.Large 9x11 format, heavy paperback, 208pages, $3.95.
GOLD RUSH COUNTRY by the Editors of SunsetBooks.
A revised and up-dated practical guideto California's Mother Lode country. Dividedinto geographical areas for easy weekendtrips,the 8x11 heavy paperback new editionis profusely illustrated with photos and maps.Special features and anecdotes of historical apdpresent day activities. 4-color cover 96 pages.$1.95.1200
BOTTLES PRICED
by
John C. Tibbitts.
Up-dated edition of one of the best of the bottlebooks. $4.95.
SOUTHWEST INDIAN CRAFT ARTS by
Clara LeeTanner. One of the best books on the subject,covering all phases of the culture of the In-dians of the Southwest. Authentic in every way.Color and black and white illustrations, line-drawings. Hardcover, 205 pages. $15.00.TERRIBLE TRAIL: the Meek Cutoff, 1845 by Clarkand Tiller. Narrates the tragic tale of the Meekemigrant train and lays the groundwork for asolution to the Blue Bucket lost
gold.
$4.00.
WESTERN CAMPSITE DIRECTORY by the Editorsof Sunset Books.
Just published, this book listsmore than 5000 private and public camp-grounds in the 1 1 western states and BritishColumbia and Western Alberta, including hun-dreds of new campsites to care for the everincreasing amount of people taking to the open
road.
Just right for planning a vacation. Largeformat, slick paperback, illustrated, 128 pages,$1.95.UNCLE SAM'S CAMELS, edited by Lewis BurtLesley, This book is the actual journal of MayHumphreys Stacey, a young man who was partof the "camel corps" under leadership of Lt.Edward Beale. First published in 1929 this isa fascinating account of attempts by the U.S.government to import camels from Asia to pro-vide transportation across the deserts of theSouthwest. Stacey later became a colonel inthe U.S. Army. A good description of how thecamels were purchased; and Beale's report tothe Secretary of War. Hardcover, 298 pages,$8.00.
GUIDEBOOK
TO THE
COLORADO DESERT
OFCALIFORNIA by Choral Pepper.
Editor of Des-ert Magazine for six years, the author has usedher research knowledge and first-hand exper-iences to compile this detailed and infomativeguide to the Colorado Desert. Trips also includehistorical background. Slick paperback, illustrat-
ed,
128 pages, $1.95.
Send check or money order toDesert Magazine Book Shop
P.O.
Box 1318
Palm Desert, California 92260Calif, residents add 5% sales tax.
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.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA by the Editors
of
Sun-set Books.
An illustrated guide to Southern
Cali-
fornia,this is another in Sunset Books series. Itpresents in capsule form most of the interestingplaces to visit in the Southland. Heavy paper-back, 8x11 format, 128 pages, $1.95.
THE CALIFORNIA DESERTS by
Edmund
C. Jaeger.
Revised 4th edition is standard guide to Mohaveand Colorado deserts with new chapters ondesert conservation and aborigines. Hardcover.$4.95.
LOST MINES AND HIDDEN TREASURES
by LelandLovelace. Authoritative and exact accounts givelocations and fascinating data about a lost lakeof gold in California, buried Aztec ingots inArizona, kegs of coins, and all sorts of excitingbooty for treasure seekers. Hardcover, $4.95.
LOST MINES OF DEATH VALLEY by HaroldWeight.
This is a new approach to the enigmaof Death Valley Scotty's life and legends andgives additional insight into the Lost Gunsightand Breyfogle bonanzas, plus other Death Valleymysteries. Paperback, historic photographs, refer-ence material, 86 pages $2.50.
TRAVEL GUIDES TO BAJA CALIFORNIA by Kenand Caroline Bates.
Published the Editors ofSunset Books, this is a useful book on Baja andshould be a companion piece to Gerhard andGulick's
Lower California Handbook
and CliffCross's
Baja by Road, Airplane and Boat.
TheBates' book takes the reader to the people withtext, photographs and maps. Anyone going toBaja should have all three books. Large 8x10format, heavy paperback, 80 pages, $1.95.
ROAD MAP TO CALIFORNIA'S LOST MINES ANDBURIED TREASURES and ROADMAP TO CALIFOR-NIA'S PIONEER TOWNS, GHOST TOWNS ANDMINING CAMPS
compiled by Varna Enterprises.Both roadmaps are 38" by 25" and scaled. Sou-thern California on one side and Northern
Cali-
fornia on the other. Both contain detailed loca-tion of place names, many of which are not onregular maps. Treasure Map is $4.00 and GhostTown Map is $2.95. When ordering, be certainto state which map, or
both.
 
WILLIAM KNYVETT,
PUBLISHER-EDITOR
GEORGE BRAGA,
Art
Director
MARY FRANCES STRONG,
Field Trip Editor
JACK PEPPER,
Special Feature Editor
ENID
C.
HOWARD,
Utah
Associate Editor
GLENN VARGAS,
Lapidary Editor
K.
L.
BOYNTON,
Naturalist
MARVEL BARRETT,
Circulation Manager
Volume
36,
Number
3
MARCH
1973
CONTENTS
THE COVER.This unusual photo
of the
Rhinoceros beetle
was
shotin Arizona
by Ed
Cooper
of
Seattle, Washington.
FEATURES
A REFUGE
FOR
MAN
8
Mary Frances Strong
GARNETS
FOR
GRABS!
12
Ken
Marquiss
UTAH'S GHOST GOLD
1 6
George Thompson
VIOLENCE WITH DIGNITY
18
AlPearce
CLASSIC PUEBLOS
OF THE
SOUTHWEST
2 3
Enid Howard
DESERT CAMPING
26
Dick Bloomquist
ETHYL
AND
ME 32
Robert Cronin
LIVING FENCES
36
Phyllis Heald
DEPARTMENTS
PEEK
IN
THE
PUBLISHER'S POKE
4
William Knyvett
BOOK REVIEWS
5
Books
for
DesertReaders
DESERT LIFE
37
Hans Baerwald
RAMBLING
ON
ROCKS
3 8
Glenn
and
Martha Vargas
NOTES FROM
THE
FIELD
42
Information
for
Readers
LETTERS
TO THE
EDITOR
43
Readers' Comments
CALENDAR
OF
WESTERN EVENTS
43
Club Activities
EDITORIAL,
CIRCULATION
AND
ADVERTISING OFFICES: 74-109 Larrea
St.,
Palm Desert, California 92260. Telephone Area Code714 346-8144. Listed
in
Standard Rate
and
Data. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: United States, Canada
and
Mexico;
1
year, $5.00;
2
years,$9.50;
3
years $13.00. Other foreign subscribers
add $1.00 U.S.
currency
for
each year.
See
Subscription Order Form
in
this issue. Allowfive weeks
for
change
of
address
and
send both
new and old
addresses with
zip
codes. DESERT Magazine
is
published monthly. Secondclass postage paid
at
Palm Desert. California
and at
additional mailing offices under
Act of
March
3, 1879.
Contents copyrighted
1973
by DESERT Magazine
and
permission
to
reproduce
any or all
contents must
be
secured
in
writing. Unsolicited manuscripts
and
photo-graphs WILL
NOT BE
RETURNED unless accompanied
by a
self-addressed
and
stamped envelope.

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