It is a desert like no other, stretching from the eastern outskirts of Los Angeles across the width of Southern California and into parts of Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.
The Mojave Desert’s attractions include Death Valley, the Joshua Tree National Park, the Mojave National Preserve, Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Colorado River, Palm Springs, the Cabazon Dinosaurs, Calico Ghost Town, and dozens of Route 66 landmarks. It is the most spectacular desert on Earth and draws more tourists each year than all of other deserts in the world combined.
Mojave Desert is the first book of its kind, using rare and vintage postcards to provide a pictorial, historical grand tour of this American wonderland.
John Howard Weeks is a full-time columnist for Southern California’s largest newspaper group. He is popularly known as the “Emperor of the Inland Empire,” and previously authored Inland Empire, also in the Postcard History Series.
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