"Exploring the historical account of the people, places, and events on old Route 66 "

Includes railroad communities in the Eastern Mojave Desert, California

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Old Woman Statue

  The Old Woman Mountains were named by the Piute and Chemehuevi Indians who called the mountains “No-mop-wits” which means “old woman”.   The name comes from a granite outcrop on a ridge in the southern part of the mountains that resembles the profile of a veiled old woman making her way up the ridge.  The rock outcrop is not definitive when viewed from the north, but is conspicuous when viewed from the south, near Colton Wash in the southern part of the range – Joe de Kehoe...

Oasis Hotel and Cafe, Ludlow, California

The Oasis Cafe on old Route 66 – what was formerly Main Street,  in Ludlow,...

Mine ruins with the Old Woman Statue on the far distant ridge.

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Abandoned ore car

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Tarantula in Ward Valley, October, 2010

This fellow was photographed in Ward Valley in October – one of hundreds of tarantulas that we saw that weekend during what I suppose was a migration of sorts – they were...

Abandoned ore chute; Scanlon Gulch; Old Woman Mtns.

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Rattlesnake; Carbonate Gulch; Old Woman Mountains

In all of the years I have been traveling back roads in the desert I have only seen two rattlesnakes, one in Ward Valley, and this one in Carbonate Gulch.  This guy was not making a fuss, but he was ‘prepared’.  He was ok with me taking his photo – I used a long telephoto, and he and I went our separate...