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Suzy Johnson

Sunday, 17 November 2013 12:05

Cave Paintings of Baja California

Mr. Harry Crosby's beautiful book, The Cave Paintings of Baja California is available now from the Mojave River Valley Museum. This outstanding coffee-table-quality book had been out of print for several years before being revised and republished in 1997. Original editions sell for more than $100 per copy – when you can find them. This new revised edition contains new color plates and is truly a delight. The dustcover has this to say: "This full-color account, revised and expanded from the orignal edition, depicts the author's discovery and documentation of a world-class archaeological region in the remote central Baja California. The paintings were unveiled to the modern world in the 1960s by adventure writer Erle Stanley Gardner in conjunction with a comprehensive study by Dr. Clement Meighan of UCLA. These Great Murals, whose origins remain mysterious to this day, rank with those of southern France, northern Spain, northwest Africa, and outback Australia."

Our own Bill Mann, of Barstow Museum fame, has published his new book, Guide to 50 Interesting and Mysterious Sites in the Mojave. In 8-1/2" x 11" format, this 90-page book contains 139 color photographs of the some of the Mojave Desert's most interesting and mysterious sites. The book includes detailed travel directions for each site. All sites are cross-referenced to the DeLorme Atlas & Gazeteer with GPS coordinates. Don't miss this wonderful book by "one of our own." A great buy for just $20.00 per copy.

Sunday, 17 November 2013 11:43

Bean/Corn Salad

  • 2 15 oz. cans pork & beans
  • 1 15 oz. can kidney beans drained
  • 1 15 oz can baby corn drained
  • 1/4 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 4 oz. can sliced olives drained
  • 1/2 C chopped onion, red or yellow
  • A little finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 C (+ or -) Thousand Island salad dressing

Mix everything together and enjoy. It's even better when a day old.

Sunday, 17 November 2013 10:47

Broccoli Salad

Here’s a good “make-ahead” salad. You can also make it on the road by preparing only the broccoli ahead. It keeps well.

All measurements are + or -.