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Joshua Tree National Monument before the National Park Service has "sanitized" the 29 Palms Oasis. Two native Washingtonia palms growing along the spring-fed stream of the oasis. This oasis was a watering and resting place for horse-drawn freight wagons as they paused on their trips to the gold mines in the Mojave Desert.
Joshua Tree National Mo...
1939
 
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Joshua Tree National Monument before the National Park Service has "sanitized" the 29 Palms Oasis. Two native Washingtonia palms growing along the spring-fed stream of the oasis. This oasis was a watering and resting place for horse-drawn freight wagons as they paused on their trips to the gold mines in the Mojave Desert.
Date
1939
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.
Freemont Cottonwood tre...
1958
 
Title
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.
Date
1958
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.
Freemont Cottonwood tre...
1958
 
Title
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.
Date
1958
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.
Freemont Cottonwood tre...
1958
 
Title
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.
Date
1958
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