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    Mojave Desert Heritage & Cultural Association

Change of Command Ceremony

CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY AT GOFFS

13 October 2012. Hugh Brown takes over as MDHCA Executive Director. (Photo by Tim Augustine.)

Change of Command CeremonyOne of the highlights of the 33rd Mojave Road Rendezvous was the change in leadership when Hugh E. Brown (right) relieved Dennis G. Casebier (center) as Executive Director. Speeches were made by Director John Fickewirth, San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt, and Mojave National Preserve Superintendent Stephanie Dubois.

Outgoing remarks of encouragement were then made by Dennis Casebier followed by some from Hugh Brown about the MDHCA's future. Honorary plaques were presented by Mr. Brown on behalf of the MDHCA to both Jo Ann Casebier (left) and to Dennis in recognition and appreciation of their strong efforts and guidance over many years to ensure the MDHCA exists in perpetuity.

Charlie Connell and the Feeders

CHARLIE CONNELL AND THE FEEDERS

17 February 2012. Charlie Connell with the two American Boy Ten-Stamp Mill feeders he meticulously restored. (Photo by Dennis G. Casebier)

Charlie and FeedersCharlie and Kathy Connell arrived from Phoenix pulling the Big Tex Trailer. On it were the two completely restored “feeders” for the American Boy Stamp Mill.

Charlie did a wonderful job on these restorations. He spent about 200 hours total working on them. They are now ready to be installed in the mill when the frame goes up and battery boxes go into place.

See the American Boy Stamp Mill report.

Maruba

MARUBA: HOMESTEADING IN LANFAIR VALLEY
ALL NEW SECOND EDITION

8 October 2004. New publication released. This is Maud Sharp's powerful and poignant personal family story of high desert homesteading. Available now in softbound and two different hardbound colors. One of our most popular titles of all time.

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Good Samaritans of Death Valley

GOOD SAMARITANS OF DEATH VALLEY PUBLISHED

8 October 2005. New publication released. A true Death Valley story, neglected for nearly a century, about the efforts of a man and his dog to rob the desert of its menace. This is the story of Lou Wescott Beck and his dog Rufus's dedication to mark water sources for desert travelers before the more well-known sign posting by the USGS and the Auto Club.

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