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197611 Desert Magazine 1976 November

197611 Desert Magazine 1976 November

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NOVEMBER, 1976 75c
THE SOUTHWEST
 
Desert Magazine Book Shop
GOLDEN CHIA by Harrison Doyle.
The only re-ference book on the chia plant and seed. Thisbook illustrates the great difference between thehigh desert chia, and the Mexican variety sold inthe health food stores. If you study, practice andlake to heart, especially the last ten pages of thisnutritionally up-to-date, newly revised book, youwill find many answers you've been searchingfor to the achievement of health and well being,lengthen your life expectancy measureably, andbe 99% less susceptible to disease of any sort.Fourth printing, 105 pages, illustrated. Paper-back $4.75, cloth, $7.75.
CALIFORNIA Five-In-One COOK BOOK by Aland Mildred Fischer.
Recipes divided into EarlyCalifornia (Indian, Mexican, Mission, GoldRush), California Fruits (Citrus, Dates, Avoca-
dos,
etc.), California Products (Honey, Rice,Beef, etc.), Sea Foods and Wine Cooking. Atotal of 400 unusual recipes, spiral-bound, 142pages, $3.00.
HANS KLEIBER, Artist of the Bighorn Moun-tains by Emmie Mygatt and Roberta Cheney. A
man who loved nature above all, this legacy ofHans Kleiber's superb etchings and paintings isadmirably presented by the authors as a glimpseinto the experiences which served as back-ground and inspiration for his art. Horizontal8
1
/ix11 format, 74 etchings, 22 paintings, aqua-
lints,
photographs, cloth bound, boxed, $17.95.
SELDOM SEEN SLIM by Tom Murray.
Profilesand vignettes of the colorful "single blanketjackass prospectors" who lived and died as theylooked for gold and silver in Death Valley. Slickpaperback, exclusive photos of the old-timers,55 pages, $3.00.
RAY MANLEY'S SOUTHWESTERN INDIANARTS AND CRAFTS
is a full color presentationof the culture of the Southwest including jewel-ry, pottery, baskets, rugs, kachinas, Indian artand sandpaintings. 225 color photographs, inter-esting descriptive text. Heavy paperback, 96pages, $7.95.
ADVENTURES IN THE REDWOODS by Har-riett E. Weaver.
Miss Weaver, California's firstwoman park ranger, tells the fascinating historyof the giant redwood, and in addition, gives a de-tailed guide to all major redwood groves in boththe coastal and Sierra regions. Beautifully illus-
trated,
paperback, 160 pages, $2.95.
WHERE TO FIND GOLD IN THE MOTHERLODE by James Klein.
As in his
Where to FindGold in the Desert
and
Where to Find Gold inSouthern California,
author Klein guides you tothe areas in which people are doing the bestnow. He includes history, tips on equipment
needed,
how to pan, how to stake claims, etc.Paperback, 121 pages, illustrated with photosand maps, $4.95 each.
BAJA CALIFORNIA GUIDE by Cliff Cross
in-cludes highway information on the new trans-peninsula highway, accommodations, etc. Allupdated material, 60 maps, .450 photos, largeformat, $4.95.
TREASURE HUNTER'S MANUAL #7 by Karlvon Mueller.
Treasure, or treasure trove, mayconsist of anything having a cash or convertiblevalue; money in all forms, bullion, jewelry,guns, gems, heirlooms, genuine antiques, rareletters and documents, rare books and much,much more. This complete manual covers everyfacet of treasure hunting. Paperback, 293 pages,illustrated,$6.50.
WELLS FARGO, The Legend by Dale Robert-
son.
In his personal narrative style, the authorhas recreated the Wells Fargo legend, bringingto life the Concord stage, Black Bart, the intre-pid stage drivers, the California Gold Rush andNevada silver strike. Beautiful illustrations byRoy Purcell. Paperback, 154 pages, $4.95.
WILDLIFE OF THE SOUTHWEST DESERTS by
Jim Cornett. Written for the layman and seriousstudents alike, this is an excellent book on all ofthe common animals of the Southwest deserts. Amust for desert explorers, it presents a brief lifehistory of everything from ants to burros. Paper-back, 80 pages, illustrated, $2.99.
FORKED TONGUES AND BROKEN TREATIESEdited by Donald E. Worcester.
This book givesus a better understanding of the unequal strug-gle of native against immigrant while our nationwas being explored and settled. Profusely illus-trated with excellent photos, a "must" refer-ence for historians, students, librarians. Hard-cover, 494 pages, $9.95.
NEW TITLES AT EXCEPTIONAL SAVINGS
ROCK ART OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN, byCampbell Grant.
This extensively illustrated vol-ume presents an over-all survey of Indian rockart covering an extraordinary variety of subjects,styles and techniques. Identifies motifs and theirprobably meanings, correlates them with region-al and tribal cultures and migrations, and locatesmajor sites of rock art throughout the continent.Hardcover, 178 pages, extensive Bibliographyand Index, originally published at $12.95, now
$5.98.
THE AMERICAN WEST, A Natural History byAnn and Myron Sutton.
A first-hand informa-tion-packed description of the plant and animallife and geological evolution of the 15 majornatural areas of America's West, illustrated withmagnificent photos (71 in color) and maps,makes it clear just why the forests, animals,flowers, rivers, deserts and caves of the Land ofthe Big Sky are exactly as they are. Large10"x12
1
/2" format, hardcover, 272 pages,originally published at $25.00, now only $12.98.
DOWN THE COLORADO: The Diary of the FirstTrip Through the Grand Canyon, photographsand epilogue by Eliot Porter.
Contains JohnWesley Powell's dramatic journal of 1869 whenten men in four boats swept down the ragingColorado River, over rapids considered impas-sable,to chart the unexplored river and its sur-rounding canyons. Includes a 48-page gallery offour-color photographs by America's foremostphotographer of nature. Hardcover, large10
1
/4"x14
3
/4" format, 168 pages. Originally pub-lished at $30.00, now priced at $9.98.
ROAMING THE AMERICAN WEST by D. E.Bower.
Superbly detailed adventure and activityguide to 110 scenic, historic and natural wondersin 11 Western states for the family and sports-
men—
from dinosaur stamping grounds inColorado through ghost towns, prehistoric In-dian villages, abandoned mines, wildernessareas, etc. Lavishly illustrated with photos anddriving maps. Large format, hardcover, original-ly published at $12.50, now priced at $4.98.
STAGECOACH WEST by Ralph Moody.
Thelively story of stagecoaching in the West, whichprovided the lines of rapid communication,hauled the wealth of a new nation, and helpedAmericans settle the region between the Mis-souri and the Pacific. Well illustrated, includingmany detailed maps. Hardcover, 341 pages,originally published at $8.95, now only $3.98.
A HISTORY OF THE COMSTOCK SILVERLODE AND MINES, Nevada and the GreatBasin Region, Lake Tahoe and the High Sierras,by Don De Quille [William Wright].
Gives an ex-cellent description of Nevada mining, particular-ly in the period of its greatest productivity. Alsoincludes history of the region, its geography anddevelopment. Hardcover, one of the "America'sPioneer Heritage" Series, 158 pages, originallypublished at $6.95, now priced at $2.95.
Please add 50c per total orderfor Handling/Postage
Calif.
Res. add
6% State
Sales Tax
THE WESTERNERS by Dee Brown.
The authorfollows the frontiersman into his heroic world-tells the story of early explorers, trappers, furtraders, Forty-niners, builders and operators ofstagecoach and mail services, telegraphs andrailroads—through the experience of a few
influ-ential,
representative Westerners—white men,white women and Indians. Hardcover, beautiful-ly illustrated with color and black and whitephotos, 288 pages, originally published at$17.95, now priced at $7.98.
THE OLD TRAILS WEST by Ralph Moody.
Thestory of great legendary routes that bound a wildland into a nation. The Oregon
Trail,
El Camino
Real,
the Butterfield Overland
Mail,
The SantaFe Trail and many more names that conjure upthe romance of the past. It recounts the truestories behind the trails and how they contribut-ed to the settling of the West. Illustrated withmaps and reproductions of authentic old prints.Hardcover, 318 pages, originally published at$8.95, now only $3.98.
THE GOLD MINES OF CALIFORNIA: TwoGuidebooks.
Includes
California and Its Gold Re-gions by Fayette Robinson.
A typical guidebookwhich was rushed from the presses to sell to theForty-niners; and
California in 1850 ComparedWith What It Was In 1849, With A Glimpse AtIts Future Destiny by Franklin Street.
Morerealistic and lacking the flamboyant optimismwhich marred most of the 1849 guides. Hard-cover, another in the "America's Pioneer Herit-
age"
Series, originally published at $10.00, nowonly $2.95.
Desert/ November 1976
 
WILLIAM
and JOY KNYVETT
Co-Publishers/ Editors
GEORGE BRAGA,
Art
DirectorMARY FRANCES STRONG, Field Trip EditorF.
A.
BARNES, Utah Associate EditorGLENN VARGAS, Lapidary EditorK.
L.
BOYNTON, NaturalistMARVEL BARRETT, Circulation ManagerColor Separations
by
Henry Color ServiceLithographed
by
Rotary Offset PrintersAvailable
in
Microfilm
by
Xerox University Microfilms
DaoiL
Volume 39, Number 11MAGAZINENOVEMBER 1976
CONTENTS
FEATURES
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*j.
m
THE
COVER:
"Headin'
for
Higrade"
is a
12"x17"water-coloredetching
by
artist
Roy Pur-
cell,
created especially
for
this issue.
See
article
on
Page
24.
Cover
and
center-spread color photography
by
George Service, PalmDesert, California.
$7,000 BEFORE BREAKFAST 8SELDOM SEEN SLIM 10DARWIN, CALIFORNIA 14DIRT ROAD TRAVEL IN DEATH VALLEY 16SACENITE IN THE OWLSHEAD MOUNTAINS 20DESERT WAYFARER 24DEATH VALLEY'S BOLDEST FORTYNINER 28ELEODES ARMATA 32PAQUIME, CULTURAL CROSSROADS OF CHIHUAHUA 36
Joe KrausFrank TaylorHoward NealBill JenningsMary Frances StrongChill WillsHarold O. WeightK. L. BoyntonRoger Mitchell
DEPARTMENTSBOOKS OF THE WEST 2
Mail Order Items
A PEEK IN THE PUBLISHER'S POKE 4
William Knyvett
NEW BOOKS FOR DESERT READERS
Book Reviews
RAMBLING ON ROCKS 42
Glenn and Martha Vargas
TRADING POST 44
Classified Listings
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 47
Readers'Comments
CALENDAR OF WESTERN EVENTS 47
Club Activities
EDITORIAL
AND
CIRCULATION OFFICES: 74-425 Highway
111,
Palm Desert, California 92260. Telephone Area Code
714
346-8144. NATIONALADVERTISING OFFICES:
JE
Publishers' Representative, 8732 Sunset Blvd.,
Los
Angeles, California 90069. Telephone Area Code
213
659-3810. Listedin Standard Rate
and
Data. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: United States, Canada
and
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year, $6.00;
2
years, $11.00;
3
years, $16.00. Other foreignsubscribers
add
$1.00
U. S.
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
codes. DESERT Magazine
is
published monthly. Second class postage paid
at
Palm Desert, California
and
at
additionalmailing offices under
Act
of
March
3,
1879. Contents copyrighted
1976 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.
Desort/November 1976
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