Twentynine Palms Historical Society
29 Palms, California
"What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote." ~Edward Abbey
The 2016-2017 Second Friday Lecture Series continues...
Friday, June 9th at 7:00pm
The Military History of the Salton Sea
by Sid Burks, Historian
Few people know that the Salton Sea played a major role in the development of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan during World War II. Discover the fascinating but little known history of the World War II Navy Base at the Salton Sea and its post-war use by the Atomic Energy Commission. This lecture is extensively illustrated with historical photographs.
Sid Burks is a retired community college teacher and administrator and he currently teaches full-time for Cal State San Bernardino. He is a serious enthusiast of anything military, aviation, or desert history. He's given many lectures throughout the Coachella Valley on aviation and military history.
Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, this lecture is held at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, on Friday, May 12 at 7 pm.
This lecture is open to the public and costs $5 per person at the door. Optional dinner with speaker at 5 pm at the 29 Palms Inn, room is limited and attendees are responsible for their own meal. If interested in dinner please RSVP to 760-367-5535 before Wednesday, June 7.
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