A Step Back In Time

Our friend is a sales rep, and travels between San Diego and Arizona quite frequently. Upon his last trip, he happened upon these vintage postcards at an antique store and kindly gave them to my husband and I. It’s interesting to see┬áthe familiarity of Palm Springs and Joshua Tree in something shared over eight decades ago. The magic of the desert still lives on.

desertwanderlust joshua tree front of postcard

“THE WEIRD SENTINELS OF THE CALIFORNIA DESERT” JOSHUA TREE

desertwanderlust joshua tree back of postcard

“The Joshua Tree, noted for its grotesque shape, grows to an average height of 20 to 30 feet, sometimes spreads to 20 feet. Many desert birds nest in its spiny branches and Indians use the small red surface roots for weaving baskets. “

 

desertwanderlust palm canyons front of postcard
PALM CANYON, NEAR PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

 

desertwanderlust palm canyons back of postcard

“Six miles south of Palm Springs is found Palm Canyon, along the bottom and the sides of which grow the native California Fan Palm, (Washingtonia Filiferia). The Palms extend up the Canyon seven or eight miles.”

 

PALM

PALM CANYON, NEAR PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

Desertwanderlust palm canyon back of postcard

“Nature has been wonderful to California Palm Canyon – contains a most varied assortment of Palms and Desert Plants.”

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