Saturday, March 04, 2023

Art and History in Twenty-Nine Palms, California

Several very large murals commemorate the history of the town of Twenty-Nine Palms.
I took photos of three of these, which present local events from several historic eras.

A couple named Campbell played a large role in the town during the early part of the 20th century.

Another mural is a memorial to the miners of the early days in this area.

The Oasis of Mara is the subject of another mural. This oasis was once an important crossroads for trade
among the native peoples of California. We took a walk at this site Friday morning.

On the Park Service Building at the Oasis of Mara is a mural dedicated to Minerva Hoyt,
whose recognition of the value of the area was instrumental in eventually creating the park.

Many other murals, such as this one, give the town an interesting look.
I’ll post others later, to share with Sami’s Monday Murals.

Blog post © 2023 mae sander



My name is Erika. said...

That mural is lovely and I like how it tells so much of the story behind it. Happy rest of your trip Mae. hugs-Erika

anno said...

These are so interesting -- and what an ambitious project to represent the town's history at this scale. Thanks for these pictures!

Sami said...

Very pretty mural, with lots to see. Thanks for participating in Monday murals Mae.

Iris Flavia said...

The dirty sock camp?!
Thanks for the explanation! My first thoughts were a bit icky!

29 palms, this is interesting, too.
Do you know the blog of Spare Parts and pics?

Jeanie said...

These are real work of art. Beautifully done.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You found some incredible murals. I like that you were able to show the details and the actual story of their histories.

thecuecard said...

Wow the murals are great. Love seeing these.