Desert Magazine was a monthly regional publication based in Palm Desert, California (near Palm Springs) and ran from 1937 to 1985. This eclectic magazine focused on the desert country of the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico, and covered such subjects as travel, history, mining, geology, human interest, wildlife, river running, exploration, and prospecting. It ran many great historical stories, and did features on places that many of us still visit today. I have enjoyed a number of historic Desert Magazine back issues, and now, thanks to Scribd.com user “dm1937”, most if not all of the back issues have been scanned and are available online.
This is virtually mandatory viewing for photographers and explorers of the southwest, and especially for lovers of California’s vast deserts. Thank you, dm1937, for making these available!
UPDATE: 20 October 2010: reader John shared with me a new online magazine created in the same vein as the original Desert Magazine. Check it out: Dezert Magazine. Thanks, John!
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