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2018 GHOST Town Update: Desert Center, CA

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On our way back from the Salton Sea we stopped by Desert Center, California for an update. We were exploring the ghost town when the owner stopped by..."Desert Dave" gave us permission to walk thru the abandoned Desert Center School. The town was founded in 1921 by Stephen A. Ragsdale, also known as "Desert Steve", and his wife, Lydia. Ragsdale was an itinerant preacher and cotton farmer, originally from Arkansas. In 1915, he left his farm in the Palo Verde Valley along the Colorado River to attend to some business in Los Angeles. The road between Phoenix and Los Angeles was mostly sand, and Ragsdale's vehicle broke down near a place called Gruendyke's Well. This featured a hand-dug well and was inhabited by a prospector named Bill Gruendyke. Gruendyke rescued Ragsdale and gave him food, shelter, and water until his vehicle was repaired and he could resume his journey to Los Angeles. He later moved back to Desert Center with his family to start a service station. Help support our channel, BUY A MUG! https://goo.gl/Jx8zXC #LiLV - Living in Las Vegas Youtube channel 2018

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