McClain (Herbert A.) Photographs
Freemont Cottonwood trees planted by early teamster freighters at the all-year oasis for shade and as a guide to find the water in the parched desert as they carried supplies to the gold mines in the interior of the California Mojave Desert. A so-called "Ranger" thoughtlessly ordered them cut down in 1960 because they were not native to the Mojave. The area was "improved" by the National Park Service.
McClain, Hubert A.
Riverside County - Joshua Tree National Park
San Bernardino County - Joshua Tree National Park
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