Growing Up at the Desert Queen Ranch

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Willis Keys, son of area pioneers, Bill and Frances grew up at the family ranch with his brother and three sisters and participated in its daily activities. His keen ability to remember the smallest details of past events in his life have been a great help in documenting the history of the ranch, now a part of Joshua Tree National Park. local historian and author, Art Kidwell, recorded interviews, conversations, and walks through the ranch and the Park with Willis over a twenty-two year period, Their collaboration gives readers a look into the desert's past that has disappeared from view