Author: Michelle Neale

Introducing: Cabot’s Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs, California

Introducing: Cabot’s Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs, California Perched atop a hillside with panoramic views of the Coachella Valley, the San Jacinto, and the San Bernardino Mountain ranges, this handbuilt homage to Hopi Indian-style pueblos is the result of the work and vision of Cabot Yerxa. An artist, writer, builder, traveler, adventurer, and Native American rights activist, Cabot was a homesteader in 1913 who discovered hot and cold water aquifers on his land that would lead to the development of Desert Hot Springs as a mineral spa resort. Cabot’s Pueblo Museum includes the 5,000-square-foot pueblo, several smaller wooden...

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Undiscovered California: Where the West Still Lives in Modoc County

Likely, California: population 99, with a business district that consists of a general store, a post office, and a windowless saloon. Modoc County: the northeastern corner of California, one of the largest and least populated counties in the state, bordered by Oregon and Nevada. This is where my husband, kids, and I found ourselves staying in August, a few weeks into our full time RV travels. The questions “Where the heck are we?” and “What is there to do here for a whole week?” may have crossed my mind. To our surprise, it ended up being one of the...

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