Desert Messenger

January 5, 2011

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P��� 24  BILL FROM PAGE 22 sures, friendships, and some legends too. Could his legendary story of a gold ledge that he said he found out in the Plomosa Mountains north of Quartzsite, in the main Hi Jolly Cemetery. I miss the many times when I would visit Bill and he would be tapping away stories on his typewriter about his fascinating life. Sometimes I would find him at his easel painting his memories of Arizona and its special beauty. Bill’s homestead was 160 acres until Interstate 10 took a chunk for the west overpass. Some would say he died a poor man in monetary terms, but in living life to its fullest, Bill was wealthy beyond measure. Bill left behind a legacy of art, trea- Bill passed away in 1963 and is buried ���.D�����M��������.��� but could never again find when he went back to mine it, be the same “lost” mine that was “rediscovered” in 1985? To date, this new discovery has taken out over 6,000 ounces of gold? Perhaps the shifting sands of time did indeed uncov- er the lost ledge of gold that Bill Keiser always swore was out there. Note: You can read more about the early mining activities of Bill Keiser in an adaptation of his own writing in “Bill Keiser’s LOST MINES AND PROSPECTORS’ LORE” available at Tyson’s Well Museum and Reader’s Oasis Books. (The next story will be: “Bouse - Gateway to the Swansea Mine.”) • Highly Advanced Skin Care • Gifts, Fragrance, Haircare for the Entire Family • Family Entertainment & Educational Products • Personal Service Contact: Colleen Bummer Avon Independent Sales Representative 623-337-3510 State Library, Archives and Public Re- cords, the Quartzsite Public Library will be offering a new internet web service. The Quartzsite Library is rated as a four star library and one of the reasons for this is providing outstanding ser- vice to our patrons. This grant, from Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, helps us to maintain high standards of service to visitors and residents of our community. This web service will provide the pub- lic the ability to see what is available in the library, reserve books, and if you are house bound, be able to have those books delivered to you. This is will speed up the amount of time the pub- lic has to spend at the library. Books JD’s Custom Wood Signs Gold Chain by the Inch Come see us at Tyson Wells • Space 20 Judy & Dennis Meyer 208-890-5109 • 208-861-6408 J������ 5, 2011 Quartzsite Public Library Awarded Prestigious LSTA Grant Thanks to a grant from the Arizona reserved on line will be pulled by the library personnel on the date they are to be checked out and you will pick them up at the desk. The program has pictures of the books and a short paragraph of what the book is about. If you have a library card you can log on by going into the log on screen and select you do not have your password. In 2010, the Arizona State Library will receive more than $3 million un- der the Library Services and Technol- ogy Act (LSTA), which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Li- brary Services. Almost $1 million of the funding is being awarded on a competitive basis to libraries in Arizona. The remaining funds will be used to support statewide services, including family literacy and reading programs electronic databas- es, digital government initiatives, con- tinuing education classes and other programs. “The Arizona State Library Archives and Public Records is a state agency dedicated to ensusuring that the Ari- zona Legislature and Arizonans have access to the information they need today, and the history of Arizona for tomorrow, through partnerships with all types of cultural and public infor- mation institutions. Personal, Cost-effective Service for ALL Your RV Needs! Quality, Friendly, since 1988 Redmond, OR & AZ NOW OPEN! IN VICKSBURG 56480 Hwy 60 (1/2 mile West of Vicksburg Rd.) Mexican Restaurant & Cantina Open 11am-8pm Lunch & Dinner 928-859-3054 • 1/3 lb ANGUS BEEF Burgers • 1/4 Hot Dogs • Chedder Brats • Chili Dogs FRESH CUT FRIES & Twisted Taters RV & TOW WIRING SERVICE & REPAIR DOMETIC Recall Updates FACTORY AUTHORIZED MOBILE RV SPECIALIST Call for Appt. 541-974-4469 Stevie B‛s Concessions at Main Street Traders across from Pilot • Wisconsin Cheese Curds • Onion Rings • Corn Dogs Hand Dipped TULSA TWISTERS! 320-760-1668 FRESH SQUEEZED LEMONADE! Discounts! Call Ahead Group DISCOVER:

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