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Mojave River Valley Museum
Death Valley Chuck-Walla
A Pipe Line to Hell
If, there were a pipe line to hell some
of you fellows would be standing
around taking what came out of the
tap. Get off your foot! Put in your
own pipe line and tap a more productive
region. If you don't like what you
are getting here, change your source
of supply. If you're in wrong, get out and start over
again. It's your own fault. Good men with brains and
energy make money here, so your talk of hard luck hardly
Don't knock. There is nothing in the desert for a
knocker. He is not wanted and will gain no sympathy.
If you don't like it get out. You don't have to stay. No
one is pleading with you to do so. If you are of that
breed of pups you are not wanted. It's up to you. Stay
and get busy and you will make good. If you can't get
busy get out and knock. You will find a more sympathetic
audience on the outside waiting to hear your tale of woe.
They are your breed. Get around a bar-room stove in
some farming village and swap lies about what you would
have done in the desert if luck hadn't been against you.
That's where you belong. You will then be at least doing
the good turn of scaring out the other dubs like you, who
are afraid of the work and hardship which constitute the
desert road to wealth, health and happiness.
The ancient philosophy of the survival of the fittest
originated on the desert. Here is where men are bred.
Those who have the making of men in them develop into
the real thing. Desert sun and sand will smelt out the slag
and leave the metal. Some men show a higher assay than
others, and all are catalogued as soon as they hit the
desert. Some are thrown out as worthless on the start.
Others show their worthlessness after they have been
working for a time. . In others the pay streak widens and
develops. These are the ones who make good. They
are what makes the desert a place to live in. But it takes
time to get the pure metal even from these. If you've got
it in you the desert will bring it out. If you have not, the
desert will show you up.
Therefore, don't knock. Get what you want and shut
up or get out. It's up to you. Don't stand taking what
that pipe line from hell brings you. No one likes it. The
good men rustle for something better. It's up to you,
only don't knock the country to which you came of your
own volition and which you can'leave without question or
tears on the part of those who remain behind to make