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.

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