On Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. the Palm Springs Public Library, in partnership with the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park, presents Walter Feller as he explores the tall tales and myths of the desert.
The Mojave is an amazing place, and even more so if you believe everything you hear! Lost gold, lost people, crazed animals, geologic calamities, and just about anything else that can be imagined goes on out in the desert, supposedly. Find out what these stories are, how they started and when and why they came to be. Is there a reality behind these wild-eyed claims and tales; or are the origins of these less than factual accounts merely the ramblings of possibly sun-stroked, good-natured campfire liars?
Walter Feller has lived in Hesperia, CA, in the high desert for the last 26 years. He first worked as a civil engineering technician, later, as a real estate photographer, and over the last fifteen years, as editor and photographer for the Digital-Desert.com and Mojave Desert.net websites and historian. Walter has traveled the Mojave Desert extensively, his award-winning photography has appeared in many publications about the Mojave Desert.
The event is FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited. The lecture will be presented in The Learning Center at the Library.