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Corn Creek -- Railroad Tie Cabin
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Railroad Tie Cabin
Railroad Tie Cabin

Overview

Corn Creek, a tiny spot of green in a vast sea of desert-dry Mojave Desert Scrub, has attracted humans for thousands of years. The ancients left their marks on the land, but most evidence derives from pioneer and more recent times. White settlers farmed the area, and a cabin, built with railroad ties in the 1920s, links the area to the rise and fall of local mining and industrialization. When the mines played out, the railroads failed, pulled up the track and moved on. Local ranchers and farmers gathered the ties for reuse as buildings, fence posts, and other things.

Currently, the area is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, and managers and volunteers worked to restore the cabin during 2011.

Link to Map.

Railroad Tie Cabin
Info about the Richardson family and the cabin
Railroad Tie Cabin
Cabin exterior after restoration
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Front room
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Front room
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Front room
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Front room
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Front room
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Front room
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Front room
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Back room
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Back room
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Back room
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Back room
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Back room
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Local resident (yellow-backed spiny lizard); 5/1/2004
Railroad Tie Cabin
Local resident (yellow-backed spiny lizard); 5/1/2004
Historic Photos
Railroad Tie Cabin
Historic photo; 11/8/2003
Railroad Tie Cabin
Historic photo; 5/1/2004
Railroad Tie Cabin
Historic photo, cabin exterior; 5/1/2004
Railroad Tie Cabin
Historic photo, cabin and chicken coop; 6/15/2007
Railroad Tie Cabin
Historic photo, cabin and chicken coop; 5/1/2004
Railroad Tie Cabin
Historic photo, chicken coop; 5/1/2004

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