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Mojave Desert Communities:
Lancaster, CaliforniaLancaster - The Beginning
The Southern Pacific Railroad built a line from San Francisco to Los Angeles which was
completed in 1876. Along the line was a water stop located in what is now Lancaster.
The Southern Pacific constructed homes for their employees engaged in maintaining the
railroad. The Gilwyn Hotel was built near the water stop in the beautiful desert plains
area and a small town began to develop.
Ripley Desert WoodlandThe park protects and preserves an impressive stand of native Joshuas and junipers which ...
Poppy ReserveNestled in the Antelope Buttes 15 miles west of Lancaster, California is located on California's most consistant ...
Tropico Gold MineEzra Hamilton owned a pottery Los Angeles California. He made bricks and pipe from the fire clay mined from ...
Saddleback State ParkIn the springtime (February through May) wildflowers may put put on a beautiful display of color. This is usually ...
West Mojave Desert
Mojave Desert Wildflower GuideAlso see...
Map of Lancaster, CA
Lancaster WeatherElevation: 2355 feet
County: Los Angeles
Land area: 94.0 square miles