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    Mojave Desert Heritage & Cultural Association

LIBRARY DEDICATED AT RENDEZVOUS

25 September 2008. Construction of the the Mojave Desert Archives Library is completed. The dedication ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, October 11, 2008. The Library is a replica of the historic Goffs Santa Fe Railway Depot (1902-1956). View images and read about daily progress at our special weblog (blog).

LIBRARY GROUNDBREAKING

15 July 2006. At long last we have broken ground for the new library archives building at the Goffs Cultural Center. A nice group of long-time supporters gathered in 110+ degree heat to witness the ceremony. A brief opening statement was made by Dennis G. Casebier, Executive Director of the MDHCA, largely focused on introducing...

 

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STATE APPROVES $500,000 MOJAVE DESERT ARCHIVES CONSTRUCTION

19 May 2005. The California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE) has approved $500,000 for the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association to build the Goffs Depot / Mojave Desert Archives Library.

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GOOD SAMARITANS OF DEATH VALLEY PUBLISHED

8 October 2005. New publication released. A true Death Valley story, neglected for nearly a century, about the efforts of a man and his dog to rob the desert of its menace. This is the story of Lou Wescott Beck and his dog Rufus's dedication to mark water sources for desert travelers before the more well-known sign posting by the USGS and the Auto Club.

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MARUBA: HOMESTEADING IN LANFAIR VALLEY
ALL NEW SECOND EDITION

8 October 2004. New publication released. This is Maud Sharp's powerful and poignant personal family story of high desert homesteading. Available now in softbound and two different hardbound colors. One of our most popular titles of all time.

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