Growing Up at the Desert Queen Ranch by Willis Keys and Art Kidwell
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Desert Moon Press 1997 first edition soft cover book with 118 pages. "Willis Keys . . .grew up at the family ranch [the Desert Queen 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 part of the 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." Joshua Tree National Park; California Parks; Twenty-Nine Palms, California; California Pioneers; Desert Pioneers