Willie Boy at Hi-Desert Museum Wednesday

We're going to be down at the Hi-Desert museum on Wednesday filming Paul Smith talk about Willie Boy. Paul otta know – he's married to my friend Jane, whose family has owned the 29 Palms Inn for three generations. As I've said many times before, the Oasis of Mara is one of my favorite places. If you find yourself in Yucca Valley on Wednesday night, make sure you drop on by.
Hi-Desert Nature Museum First Wednesday History Program: “Willie Boy,” Weds., March 4, 5:30PM
Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 p.m.
Hi-Desert Nature Museum
57090 29 Palms Highway
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
$5 donation to the MBHS (Morongo Basin Historical Society) at the door.

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is pleased to partner with the Morongo Basin Historical Society in hosting Paul Smith as he explores the reality of what happened back in 1909 and the cultural lessons which carry forward to the present. Paul Smith has been researching California history for years and wrote the History of Eagle Mountain near Joshua Tree National Park. His interest started while he was in high school and wrote an award winning essay on the history of early aviation in Southern California. He writes bi-monthly historical columns for the Sun Runner Magazine and was a co-author of the Arcadia publication The History of Twentynine Palms. He first became interested in the Willie Boy story when he was researching and writing a museum level exhibit on the Forgotten Gold Rush of Southern California. He also teaches as an adjunct faculty member at Copper Mountain College and is co-owner of 29 Palms Inn, where Willie Boy lived.

Hi-Desert Nature Museum
57090 29 Palms Highway
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is located in the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex just off Highway 62, on Dumosa Avenue between Sage and Highway 247 (Old Woman Springs Road).

From Interstate Highway 10 take State Highway 62 east to Yucca Valley, then left on Dumosa Avenue.

From Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree take Highway 62 west to Yucca Valley, turn right on Dumosa Avenue.

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~ by ravenjake on March 2, 2009.

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