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How to Use the Images


Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Photos 1 & 2
Drawing 1


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 3: The Wonderland of Rocks. [Photo 3] with link to higher quality photo.
(Photo by Penny Knuckles, National Park Service)

Photo 4: The ranch house. [Photo 4] with link to higher quality photo.
(Photo by Harmon and Nelda King, National Park Service)

Photo 3 was taken from the top of Ryan Mountain in Joshua Tree National Park, looking down on the Wonderland of Rocks. This provides a good view of how these rock piles rise up out of the flat desert plain.

Questions for Photos 3 & 4

1. Refer to Map 2 to locate the Wonderland of Rocks.

2. Why might Keys have chosen this "Wonderland" for his ranch site?

3. Do the rocks appear larger in Photo 4 than in Photo 3? If so, why?

4. Does Photo 4 change your impression of the ranch based on Drawing 1 and Readings 1 and 2? If so, how?

* The photos on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Photo 3 and Photo 4, but be aware that each file will take as much as 33 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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