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National Parks Under Attack
This Web site doesn't like to take political stands, but now it is necessary.

The current administration wants to reduce the size and number of National Monuments and allow oil drilling and mining in National Parks for the first time since the system was established. If you prefer trees and streams to oil wells and pipelines, contact your representatives in Washington NOW and tell them to protect these Crown Jewels of America.

Places Earth extends sympathies and hopes to both the people fighting to restore their lives in Puerto Rica and to those who’s lives have been taken or disrupted by the shooting in Las Vegas. Also to hurricane victims in Texas, Florida, and other areas of the Gulf region. Also to the fire victims in California. So many disasters in short time, all made worse by climate change.

State Parks, Historic Sites, and Museums need your help.

Throughout the country, state parks, historic sites, museums, and similar institutions are struggling to continue operating. Because of general financial problems, many of these institutions are operating on a reduced schedule or in danger of closing. Some are being forced to sell off artifacts and property. Many will not weather these hard times without your help.

Places Earth urges everyone to support these vital and important public resources any way you can. Please donate your treasure, time, and talent. Write to your governor and other elected officials telling them to find a way to keep state parks open. It will be your loss.

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Places Pages

These pages are a collection of words and pictures of places on Earth, occasionally places that no longer exist. This site is not just a collection of photos, but also information about the places. These pages sometimes include drawings, maps, directions, and hours, all to help you find places to visit and inform you of why these places may be of historical significance. Because these photograph are used for reference for design work, they often include details.

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Road Trips

Road Trips
Road Trips is a collection of travel articles.

Countries, Major Subjects, Groups, Concepts, Collections of Entries:

(Deedee deedee, dat's all folks!!!)

Space (as seen from Earth)
Places Endangered (places we might loose)
Places Fantasy (not real places)
Places Gone (places that no longer exist)

I am behind with producing these pages and don't always write them in chronological order. Some of these pages are from trips some time ago and I may have missed a few. Some pages are text only and some are pictures only, but I'm working on it.

New and recently updated pages include:

Road Trips

Joshua Tree National Park to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park 2017 - new - pending
San Diego 2005 - update
San Diego 2008 - update
San Diego 2016 - new
West Kern - East SLO, 2017 - new - pending
Chasing the Sun - Midwest
Oak Glen
Joshua Tree National Park 2018 - pending


Pima Air Museum - update


Imperial County

Highway - new - pending

Kern County

Highway 166 - in the works
Kern County Museum - update
Maricopa - update in the works
Oilworkers Monument - in the works
Penny Bar - in the works
The Fort - in the works
West Kern Oil Museum - in the works

Los Angeles County

Acadamy Museum - construction images - new
Autry - update
Culver City - new
Culver Hotel - new
Descanso Gardens - in the works
Museum of Latin American Art - new
Long Beach Museum of Art - new
Mission San Gabriel - update, in the works
Natural History Museum of Los Angles County -update
North Woods Inn
Oakridge Estate - update
Skirball Cultural Center - update, in the works
Universal Studios Tour - updated
William Brothers Studio
William S. Hart Museum and Park - update

Orange County

Discovery Cube, Santa Ana - new
Santa Ana Zoo - new

Riverside County

Box Canyon - new
Coachella Canal - new
Joshua Tree Nation Park - new, in the works
Mecca - new

San Bernardino County

Integratron - new
Gubler Orchids - new
High Desert Nature Museum - new
Joshua Tree National Park - new - pending
Oak Glen - update
Old Schoolhouse Museum - new

San Diego County

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park - new pending
Warner Ranch - new - pending

San Louis Obispo County

Carrizo Plain - update in the works
Rios Caledonia Adobe - update

Ventura County

Corriganville - update in the works
Piru - new


Madison County

Cedar Bridge
Clark Tower
Hogback Bridge
John Wayne Birthplace
Imes Bridge
Field of Dreams
State Capitol
Pappa John Sculpture Park


Gateway Arch
Mark Twain Cave State Capitol

USA (oldest pages, way long out of date, obsolite, and won't be updated againSunday, May 24, 2015)
USA (older pages, haven't been updated in a long time and won't be again)

This page last updated: Friday, 02-Mar-2018 00:52:33 EST
Note:This is not the official site for any of the places shown in Places Earth. Places Earth is not responsible for accuracy of the information. Hours of operations, prices, exhibits, and sometimes locations are subject to change without notice.

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