Desert Messenger

September 19, 2012

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Page 12 By Jenn Jedidiah Free Silver, Silver & more Silver In our last column, we took you to September 19, 2012 ADVENTURES WITH ROCKS Grimes Point Archeological Area, near Fallon, NV. And now we head southbound, on Hwy 95 from Fal- lon to Tonopah. There is about 175 miles of desert be- tween the two, and if you don't want to make the drive all at once, there are a couple of pretty places to stop about midway. My favorite is Walker Lake- a pic- turesque desert lake with mountains and canyons all around it. There are a couple of nice campgrounds down by the shoreline, and if you are a boater, this could be paradise for a day or two. But don't stay too long, because there is still so much to see and do along this route. ����� | J��� J������� F��� ARTIST APPLICATION Rockin' in Quartzsite! A Celebration of the Arts! Sat. Nov. 3, 2012 - Rockin' Reveal Artist Reception Painting will occur at the Rock Motel, 100 W. Kuehen, Quartzsite. Times will be made available upon acceptance. Artists should be Submission of Application and Acceptance by Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite constitutes an Agreement of Performance of Artwork at the Rock Motel, 100 West Kuehn St. Quartzsite, AZ. Submissions must be postmarked by Sept. 31, 2012. Name: ____________________________________________ Business Name: ____________________________________ Mailing Address: ____________________________________ City: ____________________ State: ______ Zip: _________ Phone Number: _____________________________________ Cell Phone Number: _________________________________ E-Mail : ___________________________________________ Website: ___________________________________________ Art Experience: _____________________________________ Please submit one photograph of your artwork with application. Upon acceptance artist will submit a SHORT BIOGRAPHY UP TO 150 WORDS. The Applicant understands that the Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite, Inc. Committee and the Volunteers will handle and display all entries with care. I hereby release the Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite and the Rockin' in Quartzsite Festival, and all of their directors, employees, agents, and volunteers from any responsibility, or any personal liability for any injury, damage, or loss sustained by exhibitors, guests, or works of art. I have read and agreed to all the specified terms and conditions set forth in the Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite and Rockin' in Quartzsite Festival. I understand that failure to abide by the terms and conditions of this agreement may result in my immediate removal from the Festival. The PROUD NEIGHBORS OF QUARTZSITE, ROCKIN' IN QUARTZSITE and jurors will not be liable for any legal action brought by anyone with respect to authorship and/or copyright infringement. Artists will be held liable for any damage they cause to property, persons or other artists work. LIABILITY RELEASE AGREEMENT I affirm that all work is original and will be produced by myself. I understand that the Festival reserves the right to require me to remove any work that does not meet its standards. I agree to allow Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite, Inc. &/or Rockin' in Quartzsite Festival to utilize pro- motional materials taken during the Festival for the purpose of promoting the Festival this year and in future years. I agree to allow the Festival to release my name, address and telephone to the public for sales/promotion. COPYRIGHT LICENSING AGREEMENT I, the undersigned artist grants to PROUD NEIGHBORS OF QUARTZSITE Committee permission to photograph me (and use my picture, sil- houette and other reproductions of my physical likeness) and my original art submitted on behalf of PROUD NEIGHBORS OF QUARTZSITE, ROCKIN' IN QUARTZSITE. Furthermore, this license extends to the Committee, permission to utilize me and my original artwork, in con- nection with the exhibition of said art, theatrically, television, in the media and Digital media, or otherwise, for advertising and/or publicizing for PROUD NEIGHBORS OF QUARTZSITE, INC. Also, it is understood that this is a release for any likeness of persons or property shown in images. All copyrights are assigned to PROUD NEIGHBORS OF QUARTZSITE, INC. All copyrights are assigned to, and ownership of the artwork remain the exclusive property of PROUD NEIGHBORS OF QUARTZSITE, INC. Signature :_________________________________________________________Date: _______________________________ Send application to Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite Inc., Rockin' in Quartzsite! P.O. Box 3185, Quartzsite, AZ 85359. DEADLINE: SEPT. 31, 2012 For more information contact Linda Ward Email: This space donated by Desert Messenger Tonopah, NV is a fairly decent-sized town, as far as desert towns go. Some interesting neighborhoods and historic buildings round out the experience of this town, but the big- gest attraction is Tonopah's mining history. Tonopah was once a boom- ing center of silver production in this part of Nevada. From 1900 to 1921, the mines at Tonopah produced 138 million ounces of silver and 1.5 mil- lion ounces of gold. available on Nov. 3rd and March 2nd. DEADLINE: SEPT. 31, 2012 There are three ways to explore the mining history of Tonopah: take a 4-wheel drive trip out into the desert behind Tonopah, visit the Nevada State Museum, and spend the day at the Tonopah Historic Mining Park. If you only have time to do one of those things, then defi nitely choose the Mining Park. It takes an entire day to see all of it, and it is well worth it. Be prepared to do a lot of walking outdoors, so wear comfortable shoes and take water and snacks. Get there early so you can take your time. Begin at the Visitor Center to see the short movie about the Tonopah Min- ing District and the mines that are part of the Mining Park- the Mizpah, the Silver Top, the Desert Queen, and the Tonopah. The visitor center also has a really cool rock and mineral collection as well as a small museum of antique mining equipment and photos. After the movie and some time in the museum you will head out onto the trails that wind around the property, To Donate $10 to American Red Cross. Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 amidst tailings piles, old tools, equip- ment, structures and debris. The Mining Park encompasses 100 acres and contains portions of four of the major mining companies that began the great rush to Tonopah in the early 1900's and made it the "Queen of the Silver Camps". Many of the buildings and structures have been preserved or restored and are open for visitors to enjoy. The head frames for three of the mines are still standing, including the impres- sive head frame of the Mizpah mine which was the fi rst in the country to be built of steel. There are overlooks into the some of the pits as well, plus engine rooms, storage buildings for explosives, a portion of the origi- nal railroad, and even vaults where the silver bars were stored awaiting shipment back east. A trail heading up the mountain leads to the Desert Queen head frame, huge tailings piles, ruins of the Tonopah mine and amaz- ing views of the mining district and the town of Tonopah. If you haven't had enough after visiting the Mining Park, head east on Hwy 6 a couple of miles and you will see on the left the remains of an enormous ore processing plant. Turn left onto the dirt road, and you will see the front of the smelter, some more tailings, vaults, and remnants of other refi nery buildings. There are 4-wheel drive roads to explore in the desert, too, where there are remains of more mines. Also, on the south side of town on 95 is the Nevada State Museum, which houses antiquities, fossils and artifacts, more mining equipment, and cool little buildings from a mining camp. More photos and information about Tonopah, the Historic Mining Park, and the Nevada State Museum can be found on our Facebook page and our Blog. Go to http://RocksInMyHead. biz to access both. We will have ore samples from the Tonopah Mining District at our booth located at A37 in Rice Ranch, starting in the beginning of November. See you then! Meanwhile, follow us here in the Desert Messenger and on Facebook for more exciting places to visit along Hwy 95 as you head to Quartzsite. Happy Travels!

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