Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Small Towns in the Desert
Where is this town? The picture is clearly pre-World War 1. The cars look like 1910 or so. The dirt road is sandy and it sure has a desert feel. But why would these well dressed people and their lap dog be out in the desert? When this picture was taken, Palm Springs wasn't a resort destination, and no one was headed north to Las Vegas, at the time, little more than a few buildings and a railroad watering stop. Perhaps they were off on an adventure. Suites, stylish dress, and one little dog may not spell adventure in our day, but back then a 100 mile road trip was something. And there was no reason not to dress well.