Twentynine Palms Historical Society
29 Palms, California

Accessions Report - Winter 2012

by Marilyn Collier

Wednesday morning volunteers

Winter has arrived in the high desert. Our Committee members are back from their summer jaunts, but there are absences when people travel to be with family and friends over the holidays.

Cheryl is still busy mailing thank you cards for the wonderful donations we have received. Sue and Doris Lawless work in the Gift Shop as need dictates. Cheryl and Sue also work with filing the paper donations. Nolan Lockwood is kept busy working on the account books for the Historical Society, the budget, and on the reports needed at the end of the year. Laura Pellior arrives every Wednesday to keep the membership up-to-date. Les has been working on keeping all the electronics, and other items functioning and anything else that needs attention. Marilyn Fernald and Pat Rimmington are back at the photographs now that the Weed Show is over. Marilyn Fernald does concentrate on the exhibits for the holidays. John Steiner helps with research and is called upon by others when more muscle is needed to move items. Any respite I had from slower donations during the summer has evaporated.

Researchers of Twentynine Palms history are welcome to visit us on Wednesday mornings as we are always at the Old Schoolhouse Museum Library.  For those that live farther away, you are able to contact us through our website.  The information on how to obtain research assistance is there. Requests by e-mail and regular mail are restricted to one or two specific area requests.  A $20.00 donation is required by the e-mail and regular mail requests. If you want to know what is happening at the Old Schoolhouse Museum or view the latest and oldest photographs visit:

  1. Six pant stretchers (for laundry display). Donated by Laureen Lentz.
  2. 30X20" oil painting of John and Marguerite Lyons.
  3. Lyons' family photographs. Last two items donated by Diana Lyons.
  4. Framed Frederic Remington print, plus six framed Charles Russell oil prints on canvas. Donated by Roy E. June.
  5. How And Where To Pan Gold by Wayne Winters, published 1961 by Tombstone Nugget Publishing Co., Tombstone, AZ. Donated by Marilyn Collier.
  6. History of the Theaters in the Morongo Basin.scrapbook. Starting date is 1969. Donated by Jerri Hagman.
  7. Deck of playing cards with Harlow Jones photograph of the Oasis of Mara. Made by Remembrance Redi-slip Finish, St. Paul, MN. Donated by Pat Rimington.
  8. Ghosts of Ide County by Kurt Scahuppner, self published through Lulu. Signed and inscribed by author. Donated by Marilyn Collier.
  9. Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan, and Christobel by Samuel Coleridge, Published 1925 by the MacMillan Co.
  10. Leather bound The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith. No date, no publishing company.
  11. 29 Palms Inn menu, no date, possibly from the 1980's.
  12. 29 Palms Business and Residential Directory 1958-59, published by Desert Trail. It's filled with information and facts about 29 Palms. Last four items donated by Karen Meyers.
  13. A Son of the First People by Adelaide Wilson Arnold, published 1940 by the MacMillan Company. Signed by author.
  14. Second copy of A Son of the First People by Adelaide Wilson Arnold. Same publisher. Both books from the Dan Luckenbill Estate.
  15. A Moment To Treasure by Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom. Published by Desert Publication 2005. Donated by Pat Rimington.
  16. Desert Country by Edwin Carle published by Duell, Sloan and Pearce, NY, 1960, 6th printing. Given by Casey Schuyler.
  17. Black suit coat, with crocheted boutonnière, checkered men's trousers with belt, and black tie. These items worn in 1952 Pioneer Days Parade. The white shirt was too fragile to survive. From the Lyons' Estate donated by Diana Lyons.
  18. Bev Doolittle 2000 Commemorative Calendar in protective case. Published by Walnut Creek Co.
  19. Forest Has Eyes by Elise Maclay. All artwork by Bev Doolittle. Published by Greenwich Workshop Press 1998.
  20. New Magic by Elise Maclay, artwork by Bev Doolittle. Publilshed by The Greenwich Workshop, Inc. 1995. First edition.
  21. The Art of Bev Doolittle, text by Elise Maclay, published by The Greenwich Workshop, Inc. 1990.
  22. Framed 15X12" artwork titled Escape by Bev Doolittle.
  23. Framed 10-3/4 X 10-3/4 inch painting entitled Music in the Wind by Bev Doolittle.
  24. Framed 31-1/2 X 16 inch Print of mural The Dirty Sock Mine.
  25. 30X11½" Music In The Wind frame makes it 46 X 20-1/2 inch painting by Bev Doolittle.
  26. Seven ceramic insulators and ten glass insulators. Items 18 through 26 donated by Roy E. June.
  27. Twenty metal insulator posts with lead screw tops given by Pat Remington.
  28. Critters & Other Desert Dwellers, written and published by members of the Desert Writers Guild August 2012. Donated by the Desert Writers Guild.
  29. 34 X 24-1/2" Wooden board with wooden cut-out letters advertising Baggage Storage 10 cents per Day from Johnnie Hastie's Stage Coach Line. Donated by Pat Rimington.
  30. Two yard sticks advertising Lyons's Furniture in Yucca Valley and Golden Cleaning Cloth advertising Lyons's Furniture in Yucca Valley.
  31. Brown wooden plaque with green metal plate honoring Marguerite Lyons in 2005 Pioneer Day Parade as one of the Grand Marshalls and the printed City of Twentynine Palms Proclamation naming Marguerite Lyons as 2005 Grand Marshall. mounted on a wooden plaque. Items 30 and 31 are from the Lyons estate.
  32. The Silence of the Sun by John De Kehoe, 2nd edition, published 2012 by Trails End Publishing Co., Estes Park, CO. Donated by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society's Gift Shop.
  33. Landscape oil painting by Jean Crowl in wooden frame titled Road To Yesterday. Given by Jaime Firth-Bacon.
  34. Mounted fender sculpture by Steve Flock. Fender from original Hastie Bus. Steve Flock generously donated this as a money raiser for the Hastie Bus Fund.
  35. Desert Trail, November 25, 1954 edition, green Participant 1968 High Desert Arts & Crafts Exhibition, 2nd Annual ribbon, and Kenny's Drug Store bottle. These were donated by Mrs. Jayne Jones through Greg Mendoza.
  36. 45 RPM record of Red Skelton reciting The Pledge of Allegiance. This was a give-a-way by Burger King, and dated January 14, 1969.
  37. 45 record but plays at 33 1/3 RPM Golden Record with Smokey The Bear Part 1 on A side and Part 2 on B side by the Sand Pipers & Mitch Miller and Orchestra, made in U.S.A. by A.A. Records, Inc. Records donated by Marilyn Collier.
  38. A Son of the First People by Adelaide Wilson Arnold published by the MacMillan Co., 1947 (this one from Valle Collection) signed by author.
  39. Gold Camp Yisteiddays #1 (yes, it is spelled that way) by Mel "Dutch" Bellomy & Philip Bellomy, published by authors. Signed by "Dutch."
  40. Travelers Noon by Adelaide Wilson Arnold published by Double Day Co., Inc. 1962.
  41. Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson published by Grosset & Dunlap, no date given.
  42. In the Shadow of the Palms Vol. I by Art Kidwell published by Desert Moon Press 1986,
  43. In the Shadow of the Palms Vol. 2 by Art Kidwell published by Desert Moon Press 1987. Items through 39 to 43 were all in the Library but no Accession numbers.
  44. In the Shadow of the Palms Vol. I by Art Kidwell published by Desert Moon Press 1986,
  45. In the Shadow of the Palms Vol. 2 by Art Kidwell published by Desert Moon Press 1987. The author signed and inscribed these two books to Oran Booth. Art Parker gave these to us in 1995.
  46. Eastman Kodak #3B Quick Focus Kodak, Model C. camera Manufactured by Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY Made in U.S.A. c. early 1900's. Donated by Ruth Ann Morris.
  47. Framed 1950 Twentynine Palms Pennant.
  48. State poppy pennant with California on a blue field. Last two items donated by Darwin Spearing.

There are times when an item has been given and the donor known, but we cannot archive them until we have a release form with the donor's signature and a witness's signature. Without the signed releases we have no right to retain anything brought to the museum unless it was an anonymous gift. Our Editors also insist on having the reports by a certain date. There may not have been sufficient time to complete all the necessary procedures. Our Accessions Committee wants to thank everyone who donated. Your generosity allows us to catalog and save the history of our area for future generations.

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