“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Twentynine Palms, California

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Location of Twentynine Palms, California
    San Bernardino County (247)
    Inyo County (97)
    Kern County (309)
    Los Angeles County (914)
    Orange County (195)
    Riverside County (110)
    La Paz County, Arizona (33)
    Mohave County, Arizona (90)
    Clark County, Nevada (175)
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1California (San Bernardino County), Twentynine Palms — 16 — Cattle Days in Hidden Valley
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
2California (San Bernardino County), Twentynine Palms — Champion of the Desert
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
3California (San Bernardino County), Twentynine Palms — 13 — Flash Flood
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
4California (San Bernardino County), Twentynine Palms — 19 — Good Times at Smith's Ranch
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
5California (San Bernardino County), Twentynine Palms — 6 — Jack Cones"The Flying Constable" — 1896-1960 —
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
6California (San Bernardino County), Twentynine Palms — 25 — Keys' Desert Queen Ranch
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
7California (San Bernardino County), Twentynine Palms — 23 — Minerva Hamilton Hoyt
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
8California (San Bernardino County), Twentynine Palms — 2 — Oasis of Mara
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
9California (San Bernardino County), Twentynine Palms — Silver Bell Mine
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
10California (San Bernardino County), Twentynine Palms — 11 — The Desert TrailBill and Prudie Underhill
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
11California (San Bernardino County), Twentynine Palms — Worth Bagley StoneWorth Bagley Bit the Dust — A Marker for a Missing Marker —
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
Apr. 20, 2021