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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Twentynine Palms, California
Location of Twentynine Palms, California
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|The monolithic buttes and towers that surround Hidden Valley in what is now Joshua Tree National Park were once reputed to be the stronghold of Rustlers and outlaws known locally as the McHaney gang. The valley was aptly named due to its remoteness . . . — — Map (db m165759) HM|
Minerva Hamilton Hoyt was a Pasadena, California gardener and civic leader who loved desert landscapes.
She saw beauty in the desert where others saw an empty wasteland or an opportunity for profit.
Mrs. Hoyt believed that outstanding desert . . . — — Map (db m116862) HM|
|Originating in 49 Palms Canyon in the mountains above 29 Palms during desert thunderstorms flash floods would race down the canyon, onto the highway and through the downtown area, flooding businesses and residences. The Flood Control Channel, . . . — — Map (db m165755) HM|
|Bill Smith arrived in 29 Palms in 1923, driving his Model T Ford. To provide for early homesteading needs he began the development of Smith’s Ranch. Bill and his brother, Harry, drilled a well and provided water to fellow settlers. Bill’s shower, . . . — — Map (db m165756) HM|
|His real name was Orville Jackson Cones, but some folks around here just called him "Cactus Jack". They say he could make a tin can "dance in the sand" with his six shooter. In 1929 he and his wife Clara homesteaded in 29 Palms and in 1932 he . . . — — Map (db m165754) HM|
|Bill Keys arrived in 1910 as the caretaker of the once prosperous Desert Queen Mine in what is now Joshua Tree National Park. When the mine closed, Bill claimed it and the mill site (which became the ranch home) for his unpaid wages. Through . . . — — Map (db m165753) HM|
|Her tireless efforts to establish Joshua Tree National Monument contributed to a heightened appreciation, not only of the Joshua Tree, but of the total desert environment. — — Map (db m116863) HM|
|The life-sustaining waters of the oasis, (which can be seen one half mile to your left) refreshed the nomad Native Americans of our region years before recorded history. Artist Ron Croci's depiction celebrates the daily life of the Chemehuevi . . . — — Map (db m165758) HM|
On the slopes to the south you can see the remains of the Silver Bell Mine, with its tipples still standing.
These ore bins held and fed rock to a stamp battery that crushed ore into a sandy-watery pulp and pushed it onto an amalgamation table . . . — — Map (db m116855) HM|
|After barnstorming across the United States from his native Wisconsin in 1914 and serving his country in World War I, the urge to homestead brought Bill Underhill to 29 Palms in 1928. He helped build roads and the first swimming pool, and was active . . . — — Map (db m165757) HM|
What is it? William F. Keys carved and erected the stone to mark the site of a deadly shoot-out. After the May 11, 1943 gunfight, described by Keys as an ambush, Worth Bagley lay dead and the dispute between the two over access to water was . . . — — Map (db m150910) HM|