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Joshua Tree National Park

(Encyclopedia) Joshua Tree National Park, 1,022,703 acres (414,050 hectares), S California. Lying between the high Mojave Desert and the low Colorado Desert, this park has a unique ecosystem in which…

Mojave Trails National Monument

(Encyclopedia) Mojave Trails National Monument, 1.6 million acres (647,000 hectares), SE California. Linking Joshua Tree National Park and Mojave National Preserve, it follows the trails of the…

Indio

(Encyclopedia) Indio n´d-, city (1990 pop. 36,793), Riverside co., SE Calif., in the Coachella Valley of the Colorado Desert, 22 ft (6.7 m) below sea level; founded 1876, inc. 1930. It is the…

Palm Springs

(Encyclopedia) Palm Springs, city (1990 pop. 40,181), Riverside co., S Calif.; founded 1876, inc. 1938. It is a verdant desert oasis and a resort with classic mid-20th cent. architecture (known as…

Mojave Desert

(Encyclopedia) Mojave or Mohave Desert, c.15,000 sq mi (38,850 sq km), region of low, barren mountains and flat valleys, 2,000 to 5,000 ft (610–1,524 m) high, S Calif.; part of the Great Basin of the…

California

(Encyclopedia) California klfôr´ny, most populous state in the United States, located in the Far West; bordered by Oregon (N), Nevada and, across the Colorado River, Arizona (E), Mexico (S), and…