Twentynine Palms Historical Society
29 Palms, California


"What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote." ~Edward Abbey

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The Red Hot Auction is back!

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Howdy Ya’ll Were Back,

That’s right, Greg and Larry are back from camp, we thought we was doing that feller a favor hauling all that junk away. Well that is all past us now and President Les has recruited us to help raise money for the Old School House expansion. Me and Greg has some really good ideas about how to get the money but President Les turned all red and said some silly thing about illegal so we settled on another Red Hot Auction.

Yep, on Saturday night the 25th of March at the Old School House on National Park Drive starting at 6:30 we gonna have us a silent auction and at 7:30 start us a live auction, Yea Ha. Just like the last time we need yur help to make it happen. You need to mark your calendar now and then start looking around for useful stuff you may have that could be donated to the Historical Society and auctioned off. If your items has a good story to go along with them all the better, if not we just make something up even though that makes President Les turn all red again.

We are available to come by and pick up your stuff you want to donate so all you need to do is call us and we will be by to pick it up. We can get you a tax donation receipt which we like better than those dang Sheriff’s reports we always being named on for some reason that ain’t mine or Greg’s fault.

Larry 760-910-3886      Les 760-861-5801

Give us a call for pick up or any information you may need and we look forward to seeing you there. Just remember there ain’t no funner time to be had than at the Red Hot Auction garonteed. And it don’t cost nothing to come and we will have free refreshments for ya. Bring some friends if you got some.


In 1927, The County Superintendent of Schools, Ida Collins, stated, “Not one dollar of County money for a building will you get from me.” That didn’t stop the school from being built then. I wasn’t there, but the story is, the community came together and made it happen. The Historical Society has had a building fund going for a few years and has a significant amount in savings for the addition. The cost keeps rising and additional rules and regulations come up over time. So now is the time. With that same Spirit of community, we can make it happen again. Whether you help by donating, buying, or by grabbing a hammer and helping with the construction, we can all help somehow. Let’s have a great time at the Red Hot Auction as we kick off the next great community project that we will build working together.

Larry Bowden


  The 2016-2017 Second Friday Lecture Series continues...
    Friday, March 10th at 7:00pm

   Marshall South Rides Again
    by Diana Lindsay, author, publisher, and photographer

     Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour have an unknown competitor for the hearts and minds of Western readers. Marshal South writes in the same vain, and for years his stories have been lost. For the first time since their publication and rave reviews in the 1930s and 1940s, two of Marshal South’s westerns have been reprinted. South was previously re-introduced to readers with the publication of Marshal South and the Ghost Mountain Chronicles, which was a reprinting of all of this articles that ran monthly for nine consecutive years in Desert Magazine that recounted his family s daily life during an experiment in primitive living. That experiment ultimately lasted for 17 years.

     Diana Lindsay is the founder and president of Sunbelt Publications, an independent publishing house that focuses on natural science, historical and cultural interests, and the San Diego region. She is also an award-winning author and photographer and has been writing about the Anza-Borrego region since the 1960s.

     Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, this lecture is held at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, on Friday, March 10 at 7 pm.

     This lecture is open to the public and costs $5 per person at the door. Optional dinner with speaker at 5 pm at the 29 Palms Inn, room is limited and attendees are responsible for their own meal. If interested in dinner please RSVP to Diana Durr at 760-367-5535 or before Wednesday, March 7.

  Click here or on the photo above for more information.
  Click here to download a flyer for this lecture.

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