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History : Profiles in Mojave Desert History

Willie Boy

    Willie Boy kidnapped his fiance' after killing her father. They escaped over the mountains to the desert where he killed his girl friend and ultimately took his own life.

The Story of Willie Boy

    The Willie Boy Story. Carlota, the daughter of William Mike, a Twenty-nine Palms Chemehuevi who had moved his family to the Gilman Ranch in the Coachella Valley near Banning, figured in a tragedy that rocked Southern California in 1909, and has since been ...

The Legend of Willie Boy

    An overly dramatic account of the tale by T.C. Weir appearing in Desert Magazine in 1980.

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Chemehuevi Indians

In 1867 after a war with the Mohave, the Chemehuevi, moved westward toward the Twentynine Palms area and shared ...

Twentynine Palms

Twentynine Palms was an active mining community as early as 1870. In the 1890s a Mr. Aldridge built an adobe house here and ...

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