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Rancho Dos Palmas

About 5 miles east of North Shore, CA. lay Dos Palmas. Dos Palmas was one of the main stage stops on the Bradshaw trail,...
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Andy “the Donkey Man” Rolan

He stated that,  ”This country’s not free anymore”,  the law gave him a ticket for walking along the highway. I’ve been walking along the...
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Steve Ragsdale

Grundyke Well/Old Desert Center “Old Desert Center” was founded in 1921 when Stephen and Lydia  Ragsdale were passing through the Chuckwalla Valley on their...
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Cabot Yerxa

Cabot Abram Yerxa (June 11, 1883 – March 5, 1965) came to this desert in 1913. He homesteaded a 160 acre parcel next to...
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Stage Stops on the Bradshaw Trail

Highland Springs Resort (Smith Station) The first white man to reach the area was Dr. Isaac Smith in 1853, who according to recorded land...
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Harry Oliver

On Thursday March 8, 1962, The Desert Sentinel reported that Harry Oliver’s old 1929 Ford station wagon was the first vehicle over the new...
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Ship of the Colorado Desert

By far one of the best stories I have ever heard is about the lost pearl ship. While some scoff at this as just...