Friday, January 18, 2019

Furnace Creek Mule Team and Mojave Pitch, II

January 18, 2019
   Last October Kathy and I stayed at the refurbished Inn at Furnace Creek. Here is a photo of the place back in 1950:

Twenty Mule Team Parked In Front of
Furnace Creek Inn, 1950

   Here's a sneak peek at part II of the pitch for "Mojave":

   At Drennon, just below the railroad bridge that connects California to Arizona, Barry Stapp hands Sharlot off to a Chemehuevi guide named Moon who lives along the river on the California side. Moon is very tall, six foot three, and he wears an unblocked hat with two feathers stuck in the top of the crown. He speaks perfect English and he has a wicked sense of humor.

   Oh, and he gives Sharlot a very stubborn mule named Molly to ride. They do not get along, but Molly later saves Sharlot's life.

   End of pitch snippet. Meanwhile, here's a historic photo of my kids, Tommy and Deena on one of their first road trips back in 1984. This is at the turn to Billy the Kid's grave, about 25 miles north of Socorro, New Mexico.

Tommy, 2, and Deena, 4, at Fina

"The road is the only thing."
—Old Vaquero Saying

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