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Beatty Museum and Historical Society

Located on Nevada Highway 95 between Las Vegas and Reno, Beatty, Nevada, has long been the gateway to Death Valley. 

Inexpensive motel rooms. 24 hour restaurants and a casino make Beatty an easy  choice for exploring Death Valley. 

Just four miles west of Beatty is one of the most spectacular ghost towns in America, Ryolite, once one of the largest cities west of the Mississippi.

The Beatty Museum and Historical Society has done a wonderful job of collecting and cataloging artifacts from the boom years of this area from over a century ago.

Step back in time and walk in the footsteps of our ancestors as you make your way around the Beatty Museum.   It's far more than just seeing interesting exhibits.  It's about engaging with history to deepen and enrich your knowledge.

I encourage you to visit and support this wonderful and important institution.

Joshua Tree National Park Association

Joshua Tree National Park preserves an incredible diversity of plants and animals native to both the Mojave and Colorado deserts.  Rock climbers, hikers and desert campers both value this unique and dramatic landscape.

The Joshua Tree National Park Association’s Desert Institute organizes and promotes educational programs ranging from watercolor painting, geology tours, night sky exploration and photography field trips.

The Joshua Tree National Park Association’s purpose is to assist with preservation, education, historical, and scientific programs for the benefit of Joshua Tree National Park and its visitors.

I encourage you to support them by becoming a member or taking a class.

Red Cross

I have supported the American Red Cross for many years because they are there in times of crisis: fires and floods, disasters natural and man-made.  They help everybody in their most dire times of need without regard to age, race or creed.

“The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.”

I encourage you to donate your time and money to this incredible organization.

Sierra Club

Do you like breathing clean air?  Do you like drinking clean water?  Do you want to preserve our natural world for future generations to enjoy as we have?

Then support the Sierra club as I do. 

The Sierra Club is this nation’s largest and most effective defenders of our natural resources.

The Sierra Club’s mission is . . .

. . .  to explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

. . .  to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources.


. . . to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment and to use all lawful means to carry out those objectives

We must protect and preserve what is left of our natural world.  There is no “Planet B”.

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