Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. Tupippuh Nummu means “Our Homeland” in the language of the Timbisha Shoshone, the native people of Death Valley. Timbisha is their name for the valley as well. The word ‘Timbisha’ refers to a sacred …

Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: Fog, Joshua Tree National Park Key Links Joshua Tree National Park @JoshuaTreeNPS Embedded Tweets https://t.co/8zF80nhTmt: Proposed Fee Increases in US National Parkshttps://t.co/Uvy0BWODJi #WildUSA pic.twitter.com/CRlRRa0vu3 — planetanews (@planetanews) October 29, 2017 Public meeting to discuss the future of climbing in #JoshuaTree. All recreational climbers, guides, business owners are welcome! pic.twitter.com/wuJ2V6PoKV — Joshua Tree NPS (@JoshuaTreeNPS) …

Paiute

Paiute refers to three closely related groups — the Northern Paiute of California, Idaho, Nevada and Oregon; the Owens Valley Paiute of California and Nevada; and the Southern Paiute of Arizona, southeastern California and Nevada and Utah. The Northern Paiute call themselves Numa (sometimes written Numu); the Southern Paiute call themselves Nuwuv or Nuwii; both …

California

Photo: Boston Public Library, Pioneer’s Cabin. On January 8, 2017 this iconic Sierra redwood fell to the ground. The tree was estimated to be more than 1,000 years old (and still alive) when it fell.  This stereography made sometime between 1850-1880 by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. shows the tree before it was tunneled through. California …

History of the Old Spanish Trail

Photo: Jimmy Emerson, Old Spanish Trail Marker Las Vegas – The Clark County Wetlands Park hosts a lecture about the history of the Old Spanish Trail Thursday, August 17, from 6-8pm. Presenter Liz Warren is a historian and one of the founders of the Old Spanish Trail Association. The two-hour lecture is free to attend and …