Joshua Tree National Park’s Keys Ranch – A Tale of Pioneer Spirit

Surrounded by a canyon of sharp cliffs and large boulders, I gaze over at the worn, sunbaked wooden buildings, more like shacks now, that makeup Keys Ranch. I have just walked back into time, a century ago to when Bill Keys homesteaded a life in a seemingly forsaken desert. The ranch is now part of […]

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