CREED OF THE DESERT
By JUNK LE MERT PAXTON
In the desert the Yuccas standguardingWith daggers drawn ready to fight,To protect the calmness of eveningAnd the long restful peace of thenight.DESERT
Civic groups in the desert area areinvited to use this column for announc-ing fairs, rodeos, conventions, and otherevents which have more than localinterest. Copy should reach the DesertMagazine by the 5th of the month pre-ceding publication. There is no charge
JULY 26—Fiesta and dances, SantaAna Pueblo, New Mexico.JULY 28—Corn dance at Taos,New Mexico.JULY 29-31—Rodeo and Air show,Hobbs, New Mexico.AUG.
block prints incolor by Gustave Baumann ofSanta Pe to be exhibited at Mu-seum of Northern Arizona, Flag-
AUG. 2—Dances at Jemez Pueblo,New Mexico.AUG. 4—Corn dance at Santo Do-mingo Pueblo, New Mexico.AUG. 4-5—Rodeo at Cedar City,Utah.AUG. 5-6—State convention ofUtah department of AmericanLegion at Cedar City, Utah.AUG. 10—Great Corn dance atNambe and Picuris Pueblos, NewMexico.AUG. 12—Corn dance at SantaClara Pueblo, New Mexico.AUG. 13-14—Spanish trails fiestaand rodeo at Durango, Colorado.AUG. 24-26— Inter-tribal IndianCeremonial at Gallup, NewMexico.AUG. 25-27 - Miners' SummerJamboree to be held at Prescott,Arizona.AUG. 26-27 — Rodeo at Elko, Ne-vada.AUG. 28—San Agustin's Day atIsleta Pueblo, New Mexico.Announcement of the Hopi Snake-dance to be held in August will bemade about
0 days before the cere-mony.
Vol. IAUGUST. 1938
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Pueblo Boy, Photo by Frasher's, Pomona, CaliforniaAugust events on the desert 1Announcement of contest winners 262 Years a Trader in Apache LandBy TAZEWELL H. LAMB 3So They Built a Museum on the MojaveBy RANDALL HENDERSON 5"Feel" of the DesertPhotc by W. M. PENNINGTON 9Navajos Call it Nat-sis-anBy HULBERT BURROUGHS 10Roadside Date Shop on the DesertBy J. WILSON McKENNEY 13They Climbed the Great White ThroneBy GLEN DAWSON 16Inter-Tribal Ceremonial at Gallup, New Mexico . 17Amateur photographers' contest 20"Eagle Nest Lake" and other poems 21Willie of Death ValleyBy LAURENCE M. HUEY 22Here and There on the Desert 24The Desert's No. 1 Liar 26Brief notes of desert mining operations .... 27Compiled by TRACY M. SCOTT 28Hard Rock Shorty of Death ValleyBy LON GARRISON 29Prize contest announcement 30Reviews of past and present books of the desert . 34Writers of the Desert 35Just Between You and Me—by the Editor ... 36From readers of the Desert Magazine — Back Cover
The Desert Magazine is published monthly by the Desert Publishing Company, 597btate Street, El Centro, California. Entered as second class matter October 11, 1937 at
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