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MOJAVE DESERT BOOKS

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A Flower-Watcher's Guide to Wildflowers of the Western Mojave Desert

Includes an emphasis on uses by Native Americans.
Author: Milt Stark, Photography by Milt Stark & Marie Zaferis

Soft Cover: $12.95 < Add to cart
Publisher: Milt Stark - #001

A Railroader's Family Life in the Mojave Desert

One family's journey from the heart of Mexico to the heart of the Mojave; a Mexican-American saga.
Author: Ruben "Benny" Arredondo

Soft Cover: $18.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Casa Arredondo - #002

Barstow Depots & Harvey Houses

A history of Casa del Desierto from 1886 and the successful efforts to save it from the wrecking ball.
Author: Germaine L. Ramouonachou Moon

Soft Cover: $10.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Mojave Valley River Museum - #003

Calico Memories

The history of Calico as written by a woman who was there and as told to her niece Nellie Laird.
Author: Lucy Bell Lane. Edited by Phyllis Kolbly, Patricia Schoffstall, Alan Baltazar

Soft Cover: $20.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Mojave River Valley Museum - #004

Desert Soliloquy

A Perfectly Sane Misanthrope Hides in the Desert
Author: David Rice - Autographed by the Author.

Soft Cover: $16.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Desertphile Publishing - #028

Gone The Way of The Earth - Indian Slave Trade in the Old Southwest

Dedicated to "All those victims whose thousand of stories will never be told - they lost their lands, their songs, their lives and their freedom - all Gone The Way of The Earth."
Author: Clifford J. Walker

Soft Cover: $15.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Mojave River Valley Museum - #005

Guide to 50 Interesting & Mysterious Sites in the Mojave (Vol. 1)

Shortfuse says "Traveling unprepared in the vast Mojave Desert could be hazardous to your health".
Author: Bill (Shortfuse) Mann. Drawings by Rocky Johnson

Soft Cover: $20.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Mojave River Valley Museum - #006

Guide to 50 Interesting & Mysterious Sites in the Mojave (Vol. 2)

Covers areas around Newberry Springs, Baker, Turquoise Mountain, Shoshone, Tecopa, Valley Wells, and Mountain Pass.
Author: Bill (Shortfuse) Mann. Drawings by Rocky Johnson

Soft Cover: $20.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Mojave River Valley Museum - #007

Guide to the Calicos: Ghost Mining Camps & Scenic Areas (Vol. 3)

Covers prominent ghost towns and scenic areas of the Calico Mountains.
Author: Bill (Shortfuse) Mann. Drawings by Rocky Johnson

Soft Cover: $20.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Mojave River Valley Museum - #008

Guide to the Remote & Mysterious Saline Valley (Vol. 4)

Covers areas around Saline Valley, Hunter Canyon, McElvoy Canyon, Willow Creek, and Beveridge.
Author: Bill (Shortfuse) Mann. Drawings by Rocky Johnson

Soft Cover: $20.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Mojave River Valley Museum - #009

Guide to the Beautiful & Historic Lucerne Valley & Vicinity (Vol. 5)

Covers areas within Lucerne Valley, the surrounding desert and mountain ranges.
Author: Bill (Shortfuse) Mann. Drawings by Rocky Johnson

Soft Cover: $20.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Mojave River Valley Museum - #010

Guide to Big Bear and Its Hidden Treasures (Vol. 6)

Covers areas within the Big Bear Mountains and surrounding forests and mountain ranges.
Author: Bill (Shortfuse) Mann. Drawings by Rocky Johnson

Soft Cover: $20.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Mojave River Valley Museum - #011

Images of America: Barstow

A history of Barstow, California, in pictures and words.
Authors: Christine Toppenberg & Donald Atkinson

Soft Cover: $21.99 < Add to cart
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing - #012

Into The Jaws of Hell

Jefferson Hunt: The Death Valley '49ers wagon train & his adventures in California, 1846-1857.

Author: Tom Sutak
Soft Cover: $15.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Pine Tree Publishing - #013

Mojave Desert Dictionary (Second Edition)

Over 7,000 listings of what used to be and what still is in San Bernardino County's Mojave Desert. Contains everything the First Edition did plus much more.

Author: Patricia Schoffstall
Soft Cover: $22.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Mojave River Valley Museum - #014

Mojave Desert Voices: The Jaramillo, Olguin, Yslas, Luna, and Arredondo Families

Family stories plus Route 66 connections, Santa Fe Railroad, and World War II ties.
Editor: Clifford J. Walker

Soft Cover: $14.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Mojave River Valley Museum - #015

Once Upon A Desert (Third Edition)

This is by no means a complete history, but presents storied selections from a vast area of the Greater Mojave Desert from 1776 to 1976.
Editor: Patricia Jernigan Keeling

Soft Cover: $17.00 < Add to cart
Hard Cover: $25.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Mojave River Valley Museum - #016 - #017

One Eye Closed The Other Red. The California Bootlegging Years (Second Edition)

Includes eye witness accounts of one of the most important periods of California's 20th century - bootlegging, rum running, and moonshining - the Roaring 20s.
Author: Clifford J. Walker

Soft Cover: $22.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Back Door Publishing - #018

Pilgrims in The Desert

An early history of the East Mojave Desert and the Baker, California, area. Author: Le Hayes

Soft Cover: $19.95 < Add to cart
Publisher: Mojave River Valley Museum - #019

Plants of the East Mojave

The Los Angeles Times: "Adrienne can add new dimensions to a trip through the Mojave". Author: Adrienne Knute. Photography by Adrienne Knute, drawings by Carl Faber

Soft Cover: $12.95 < Add to cart
Publisher: Mojave River Valley Museum - #020

Super Chief Cook Book of Famous Fred Harvey Recipes

A 22-page authentic photo reproduction of the original Santa Fe Railway book

Soft Cover: $7.00 < Add to cart

Publisher: Mojave River Valley Museum - #021

The Earp Clan: The Southern California Years

The story of the legendary family's many years in San Bernardino County. Author: Nicolas R. Cataldo

Soft Cover: $19.95 < Add to cart
Publisher: Back Roads Press - #022

The Land of Little Rain

A captivating mixture of fact, mysticism, and fiction that was first published in 1903. Illustrated with 100 photos of the Mojave Desert. Author: Mary Hunter Austin. Photography by Walter Feller

Hard Cover: $40.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Counterpoint Press - #023

The Silence & The Sun (Second Edition)

An historic account of people, places, and events on Old Route 66 and railroad communities in the Eastern Mojave Desert. Author: Joe De Kehoe

Soft Cover: $29.95 < Add to cart
Publisher: Trails End Publishing - #024

The Three Churches of St. Joseph's. Volume 1: The Early Years

The history of Barstow's Catholic Church from 1914 to 1941. Author: Phyllis S. Kolbly

Soft Cover: $15.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Phyllis S. Kolbly - #025

The Three Churches of St. Joseph's. Volume 2: Coming of Age

The history of Barstow's Catholic Church from 1942 to 1966 Author: Phyllis S. Kolbly Soft Cover: $20.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Phyllis S. Kolbly - #026

The Three Churches of St. Joseph's. Volume 3: a Dynamic Time

The history of Barstow's Catholic Church from 1967 to 1989 Author: Phyllis S. Kolbly
Soft Cover: $20.00 < Add to cart
Publisher: Phyllis S. Kolbly - #027
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