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Near Lone Pine in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Joshua Tree

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, November 8, 2013
1. Joshua Tree Marker
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Location. 36° 19.851′ N, 117° 44.715′ W. Marker is near Lone Pine, California, in Inyo County. Marker is on California Route 190, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lone Pine CA 93545, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Darwin (approx. 4.2 miles away); Padre Crowley Point (approx. 11 miles away); Cerro Gordo (approx. 12.7 miles away); Keeler (approx. 13 miles away); Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Program (approx. 14˝ miles away); Owens Lake Silver-Lead Furnace (approx. 16.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Just Where is U2’s Joshua Tree?. On that second day of shooting as the band and Corbijn drove along California State Route 190 (the highway that bisects Death Valley National Park from west to east) about 21 km (13 mi) southeast of the village of Keeler just before the park’s west gate the group spotted a lone Joshua tree in the desert a short distance south of the road – unusual, as Joshua trees usually grow in groves. This would be the iconic tree that graced the album cover, although oddly enough not on the front of album, which instead
Joshua Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, November 8, 2013
2. Joshua Tree Marker
used a shot of the band standing in front of Death Valley’s Zabriskie Point (itself a famous location in rock music history thanks to the Pink Floyd/Jerry Garcia-based soundtrack for the eponymous 1970 Michelangelo Antonioni film).
(Submitted on March 24, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Places
 
Joshua Tree image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, November 8, 2013
3. Joshua Tree
U2 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, November 8, 2013
4. U2
Where the Streets Have No Name image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, November 8, 2013
5. Where the Streets Have No Name
My History - My Band image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, November 8, 2013
6. My History - My Band
Thank You Lads image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, November 8, 2013
7. Thank You Lads
Leave it Behind image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, November 8, 2013
8. Leave it Behind
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 24, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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