gallery - old west
"Tallgrass prairie once covered 140 million acres of North America. Within a generation the vast majority was developed and plowed under. Today less than 4% remains, mostly here in the Kansas Flint Hills. The preserve protects a nationally significant remnant of the once vast tallgrass prairie and its cultural resources. Here the tallgrass prairie takes its last stand."

National Park Service
Hundreds of movie westerns have been filmed in these hills outside of Lone Pine, CA.
Afternoon shadows in the high dunes near the Devil's Cornfield.
In early spring, water flows in the desert foothills of Palm Springs.
This is private land, a Native American reservation south of Palm Springs.
Bodie is a Gold Rush ghost town, now protected as a California State Park. It's located in the Eastern Sierra at 9,000ft. elevation.
Everything remains as it was, and the dust grows in Bodie.
The side of this building is covered by tin cans, pounded out flat.
A wooden globe in the Bodie Schoolhouse window, and a ghost's arm pointing down at top right.
Reflections in the old glass.
In the 1880s, only San Francisco was larger than this 40,000+ Gold-Rush town. In 1900 the mines stopped yeilding ore, and it was abandonded. A few citizens stayed behind to keep the ghosts company.