4TH GENERATION DESERT COWBOY AT SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM FRIDAY

4TH GENERATION DESERT COWBOY AT SCHOOHOUSE MUSEUM FRIDAY

A firsthand look at the rich ranching history of our region is being offered this Friday at the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation…

The Mojave Desert, rich with cowboy and Indian legends, was settled by people who celebrated life, ranching, mining and cowboy ethics. Billy Mitchell, fourth generation of one of the founding families of Barstow, is a rancher, cowboy, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and resident of Johnson Valley. He is teaming up with photographer Hilary Sloane who moved from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree in 2009. Sloane has discovered a love for exploring the Mojave Desert with her photography. With Mitchell’s stories, and Sloane’s pictures, this Schoolhouse Lecture is sure to bring you awareness about the rich cowboy heritage in the High Desert. This event takes place on Friday, September 13, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, and admission is $5. Proceeds help support the Twentynine Palms Historic Society and the Desert Institute. There will also be an optional dinner with the speaker at 5 p.m. at the 29 Palms Inn; space is limited and attendees are responsible for their own meal. For more information or to register, call 760-361-1202.

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