Thursday, October 11, 2018

Nipton Or bust!

October 11, 2018
   A year ago, the noted historian, Doctor John Langellier, and myself, were going the back way from Bullhead City, Arizona to the Lone Pine Film Festival in Lone Pine, California, when we chanced upon a lush oasis, clustered in the barren high Mojave Desert. It turned out to be an outlaw way station with 15 residents. Here is the sign on the edge of the wide spot in the road:

Nipton Stop Sign

   And here is the general store, at left, below, with a crazy painted car outside. It took me a year, but I made it back with Kathy yesterday to try out the place.

Nipton Flies Its Freak Flag
& The U.S. Flag

   They have five rooms in the Hotel California, and nine Tee Pees and maybe four eco-cabins parked on the desert outside the tightly clustered trees of the town. We decided to spend the night. Pictures and details tomorrow.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:49 PM

    An Arizona marijuana entrepreneur bought Nipton last year, with plans to make it a marijuana mecca.

    But was under capitalized:

    (no Google account, don't want one, either.)


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