by Robert Earle Howells
By any drive-by or drive-through impression, Tecopa looks bleak. The small desert town on the stoop of Death Valley has a smattering of trailer homes, a couple of time-warp motels and some hot springs. Barren mountains form its backdrop. No gas stations. No stores….
by Betsy Malloy
Where is Death Valley? It’s on the eastern edge of California, along the Nevada border, in the Mojave Desert. Death Valley is a national park that covers more than 3,000 square miles…
by Jessica Weston
If you are in the mood for a short trip ending with a poisonously sweet concoction, you may be in luck. Master Mystery Productions’ new production of “Eat Cake” opens in Death Valley today.
by Richard Sandomir
The floor was warped. Mud streaked the walls. Kangaroo rats were running wild. Yet it was there, amid the alkali flats, whistling winds and triple-digit heat of the Mojave Desert.
by Rich Moreno
While luxurious places like Inn at Furnace Creek make a stay in Death Valley rather civilized, the area’s real attractions are more natural.
by Tom Hawley
Death Valley Junction began as a railroad town in 1907. But for more than five decades now, this dusty crossroads has been an unlikely spot for top quality dance, art and music.
Death Valley isn't necessarily one of those National Parks that is high up on the travel list of most Americans, or travelers in the US. But it really is...
by Jeremy Corbell
Listen to two weird trips to Death Valley: 1849 and 1949 in an all-new episode.
by Ken Layne
We take a weird road trip to Death Valley Junction, meeting astronauts, film crews, a Czech composer & other odd characters along the desert highway....
by Kathy Weiser
“Outside, in the world, people struck each other, yelled, honked horns. Inside, in the theater, they conversed by singing and dancing. I knew that was where I belonged.” — Marta Becket
by Andrew McCarthy
In winter, America’s most forbidding national park blooms with surprises. Here’s a traveler’s guide to uncovering its best.
by Sandi Hemmerlein
When visiting the area known as "Death Valley," you'd expect to encounter a ghost or two...
by Kim Stringfellow
Her legendary story is not only the subject of the Emmy-winning documentary "Amargosa" (2000), but one that fans from across the globe have sought out here in the desert for years now.
on All Things Considered
Forty-one years ago, dancer and painter Marta Becket took over a ramshackle meeting hall in the near-ghost town of Death Valley Junction, Calif...
by Charlie Leduff
Madam Marta Becket can be found on certain afternoons drifting about the adobe colonnades wearing a black boa, gold hoop earrings, soft shoes and blue eye shadow...
On the Eastern border of California, and near the Western border of Nevada, is an area that is full of mystery, wilderness, and desert solitude. This area is Death Valley National Park....
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Death Valley Junction: How One Fortuitous Flat Tire Changed History
Destination: Death Valley Junction Fact Sheet
Destination: Death Valley Junction Calendar of Events 2019/2020
Destination: Death Valley Junction by the Seasons
Marta Becket, the Ballerina in the Desert
Death Valley Junction: The Most Precious Resource
Armargosa Opera House Fall/Winter Performances 2019/2020
Restoring Death Valley Junction’s Armargosa Opera House and Adobe Structures
Keeping the Spirit of Marta Becket Alive
Destination: Death Valley Junction Awards and Accolades, Characters and Storytellers
Destination: Death Valley Junction Biographies
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