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Old 01-21-2009, 04:47 PM   #85
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Q rally

The El Camino Real unit from California is having a rally with about 20 trailer right now at Rice Ranch east of US 95 on the north side of Kuehn St.

See tread "ANY AIRSTREAMERS IN QUARTZSITE."
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:29 PM   #86
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Shootout in Q,the old west lives on.

A short distance south of Quartzsite (.4 miles west of my campsite)you will find what remains of another stone cabin.This cabin has a cement floor (Dated 1954),a fireplace and a small room inside.It even had water into the cabin.
Outside the cabin there are two cooking areas.
We were told this was Bob Lambeth's cabin.
He died in the 1980's in a shootout over a mining claim dispute,one of Quartsite's more infamous moments.
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:59 PM   #87
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Thanks for telling my trailer's godmother, Pam hello. She said she enjoyed meeting the airstreamers.

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Jimmini, you keep on showing us nice pics of buildings that you've seen in/around Q, but what we really want to see is pics of all the gold you've dug out of those hills!

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Old 01-22-2009, 01:37 PM   #89
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Jimmini, you keep on showing us nice pics of buildings that you've seen in/around Q, but what we really want to see is pics of all the gold you've dug out of those hills!

Lynn
I do have a secret Mine would you like to invest in it?
During the first few years of the 1900's miners scratched about the hill east and west of town.Only about $45,000 worth of ore was taken from the area during the first 30 years of the 1900's
Promotors in San Francisco selling stock in Quartzsite mines did better than the miners.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:33 PM   #90
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Tyson well stage station museum

Here is the place to learn Quartzsite history and find out where to go to see some of the old sites in the Quartzsite area.
They have all the info and books to make you Quartzsite smart.Look at me!
They have lots of old photos of how it was back in the olden day's.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:12 AM   #91
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Joseph cone's cabin

These two stone cabin were built by Joseph Cone,( photo 1&2)one of Quartzsite's more colorful characters.He occupied them until the 1960's when he died at age 75.
On the smaller cabin see how the area around the doors and windows have been decorated with white quartz stones.This is the cabin he lived in.The larger cabin was his work shop.It has a dirt floor and the wall are rough and unfinished on the inside.In his shop he turned Ironwood on a lathe to make lovely bowls and lamp stands.You can see examples of his wood work and learn more about him at the Quartzsite museum.

Photo 3 is how you boondock now day's in Quartzsite when you can not build a stone cabin and do not have a Airstream

WEATHER TODAY Partly cloudy and 70F.
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Jimmini;

Do you mean to tell us that the promoters in San Francisco in early 1900's was doing the same as some of the investment bankers have been doing recently in New York and Washington. Who would ever thought that??

Snow is melting. Woke up to a gentle rain this morning and boy does it get rid of snow fast. All we have to do now is contend with the muddddd!!

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El Camino Real rally

Today Mike and I stopped by the El Camino Real rally this afternoon and had a beer and talked to some of the nice folks from California.
Then on the way back to our camps we found 3 more Airstreamers just checking in.Looks like another nice group of folks.
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Jim also drove us out to a rock wall just past the middle of nowhere, then a bit further past that to a rock-walled cabin...located in a BOX(see, I DID remember, Jim) canyon, with some evidence of what must have been the worst of miserable mining traces. Then, back to and through Q-town to the Lead Well...oldest, still-operating, air-driven, water-pump windmill out here...doesn't appear to pump out much water into the rock-walled cistern, but I wasn't thirsty, and knew I was going back to a full freshwater tank. The return, via a loop(also dirt road) was marked as accessible to passenger vehicles...I would suggest that if you want to take this scenic drive, your passenger vehicle be high-clearance...maybe 4WD...and that you make the loop from in town and cut back over to HWY 95...
The rest of the story has already been posted by Jim. I'm gonna go burn some wood...have a "manly" fire, as a friend of mine put it, last year...
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OOPS!!! Forgot to mention, we drove by a desert golf course...flags stuck in the middle of a 10 foot circle drawn with a stick...had cast-off chairs of a variety scattered down the course(airline seats, recliners, wooden benches)...L O N G course, sometimes on both sides of the dirt road...I get a STRONG feeling that the Third Quartzsite rally will have the First Invitational Golf Tournament...
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:20 AM   #96
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Around q area trip

Yesterday Mike and I made this trip into the hills east of Quartzsite.
Photo 1 is the so-called Spanish wall it is one of Quartzsite's mysteries.There are many theories as to who built it,when and why.Notice the size of the stones and how carfully they were fit together.Think about the labor that it took to construct it out here in the desert.
Photo 2, 3 and 4 An old stone cabin found just up the road from the Spanish wall with a greate view of Quartzsite from the window.Note the yellow mining claim posted.
Photo 5.Lead well this is one of the oldest wells in the Quartzsite area,and is still in operation today,pumping water for cattle and wildlife.It is one of Scott's wells an early Q pioneer( You can see a picture of him and his family in the Q Museum).Note the old rock tank constructed out of rock and cement.

Weather today 71F Mostly sunny.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:21 PM   #97
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Palm canyon az

Mike and I made the treck up into Palm Canyon AZ today.Not bad for two old folks.It is a hard and steep trail and long for being ONLY 1/2 Mile.
Palm trees growing in a canyon can be found in a number of places in the California desert,but this is the only place in Arizona where you will find them.
Photo 1 looking up to where we are going to find the Palm trees.
Photo 2 & 3 THE PALM TREES.
Photo 4 looking out of Palm Canyon to where we came from.
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Jimmin,
I have been enjoying your photos, thank for posting them.
Is it possible to post a larger size? It is hard to see much detail of the palms for example (and others).
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