This ranch is the result of William F. Keys claiming the closed Desert Queen Mine and mill for unpaid wages. In 1917, he homesteaded additional acreage adjoining the five acre mill site. This became the ranch. In 1963, the ranch was sold to the government to be included in Joshua Tree National Park.
Joshua Tree National Park
Part of the Great American West series.
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