Whipple Mountains

The Whipple mountain massif at photo bottom southwest of the Colorado River.
The mouth of Whipple Wash in the north-eastern Whipple Mountains, with atypical greenery and water visible during a wet winter.

The Whipple Mountains (Mojave: Avii Kur'utat; Chemehuevi: Wiyaatuʷa̱ ) are located in eastern San Bernardino County, California.

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The Whipple mountain massif at photo bottom southwest of the Colorado River.

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Parker Dam

Concrete arch-gravity dam that crosses the Colorado River 155 mi downstream of Hoover Dam.

Concrete arch-gravity dam that crosses the Colorado River 155 mi downstream of Hoover Dam.

Turbine hall (1973 photo)

The dam straddles the Arizona-California state border at the narrows the river passes through between the Whipple Mountains in San Bernardino County, California and the Buckskin Mountains in La Paz County, Arizona.

View of Doso Doyabi, Snake Range, Nevada, which was formed by detachment faulting.

Detachment fault

Detachment faults have been found on the sea floor close to divergent plate boundaries characterised by a limited supply of upwelling magma, such as the Southwest Indian Ridge.

Detachment faults have been found on the sea floor close to divergent plate boundaries characterised by a limited supply of upwelling magma, such as the Southwest Indian Ridge.

View of Doso Doyabi, Snake Range, Nevada, which was formed by detachment faulting.

The Whipple detachment in southeastern California

A section of the LCRV showing the Colorado Desert-(yellow highlight) in west, the Salton Sea, and the three US bordering states on the Colorado River. Portions of the Mexican states of Baja California and Sonora also shown. Proximity to San Diego and the rain shadow of coastal mountains, also shown.

Lower Colorado River Valley

River region of the lower Colorado River of the southwestern United States in North America that rises in the Rocky Mountains and has its outlet at the Colorado River Delta in the northern Gulf of California in northwestern Mexico, between the states of Baja California and Sonora.

River region of the lower Colorado River of the southwestern United States in North America that rises in the Rocky Mountains and has its outlet at the Colorado River Delta in the northern Gulf of California in northwestern Mexico, between the states of Baja California and Sonora.

A section of the LCRV showing the Colorado Desert-(yellow highlight) in west, the Salton Sea, and the three US bordering states on the Colorado River. Portions of the Mexican states of Baja California and Sonora also shown. Proximity to San Diego and the rain shadow of coastal mountains, also shown.
The Colorado River watershed; the LCRV arbitrarily starts south of Lake Mead, at Hoover Dam in Nevada.
Trigo Mountains Wilderness, a ridgeline wilderness area on the eastern border of the river proper, 30 miles north of Yuma–Winterhaven. A buckhorn cholla cactus is in foreground; creosote bush scrubland on hillsides.

Whipple Mountains

Amiel Weeks Whipple

Amiel Weeks Whipple

American military officer and topographical engineer.

American military officer and topographical engineer.

Amiel Weeks Whipple

Subsequently, the Whipple Mountains and the Whipple Mountains Wilderness were named after him.

Earp at about age 39

Wyatt Earp

American lawman and gambler in the American West, including Dodge City, Deadwood, and Tombstone.

American lawman and gambler in the American West, including Dodge City, Deadwood, and Tombstone.

Earp at about age 39
Wyatt Earp w. mother Virginia Ann Cooksey Earp c. 1856.
Earp's boyhood home in Pella, Iowa
Looking east from D St. toward 3rd St. in downtown San Bernardino in 1864.
Wyatt Earp, age 21 in 1869 or '70, while married to Urilla Sutherland; taken in Lamar, Missouri.
Urilla Sutherland, who married Earp on January 10, 1870.
Lamar, Missouri, subpoena signed by Constable Wyatt Earp, February 28, 1870.
Wyatt dealt faro at the Long Branch Saloon in Dodge City, Kansas.
Interior of Long Branch Saloon in Dodge City, Kansas, c. undefined 1870-85.
Wyatt's second wife, Mattie Blaylock
Deadwood in 1876 from a nearby hill.
Deputies Bat Masterson (standing) and Wyatt Earp in Dodge City, 1876. The scroll on Earp's chest is a cloth pin-on badge.
Tombstone in 1881
A possible image of Josephine Sarah Marcus, who left a relationship with Johnny Behan and took up with Wyatt Earp
Business card for Tombstone's Oriental Saloon with the names of "W. Erp", "R. B. Clark", and "L. Rickenbaugh"
A statue built on March 25, 2005. Depicting Earp and Holliday on location of 1880s Tucson Depot where Frank Stilwell was killed by Earp. Now part of Amtrak Station.
The "Dodge City Peace Commission", June 10, 1883; (L to R) standing: William H. Harris, Luke Short, Bat Masterson, William F. Petillon; seated: Charlie Bassett, Wyatt Earp, Michael Francis "Frank" McLean, and Cornelius "Neil" Brown
A caricature of Wyatt Earp after the Sharkey-Fitzimmons fight: The public was outraged by his decision as referee and newspapers pilloried him for many weeks afterward.
The Earps rented this cabin in Rampart, Alaska, from Rex Beach and spent the winter of 1898–1899 there.
Nome, Alaska in 1900 was about two blocks wide and five miles long.
Nome, Alaska, in 1900: The Dexter Saloon at left was owned by Wyatt Earp and his partner Charles E. Hoxie. It was the city's first two-story wooden building and its largest and most luxurious saloon.
Wyatt Earp billed his Dexter Saloon in Nome, seen here in 1901, as, "The only second class saloon in Alaska".
Wyatt Earp (left) in Nome, Alaska, with long-time friend and former Tombstone mayor and newspaper editor John Clum (right), 1900
Said to be Wyatt Earp's pistol, left behind in Juneau, Alaska, but Earp was arrested in Nome three days before the date on the sign.
The Wyatt Earp and Josephine Sarah Marcus Cottage in Vidal, California
The Earps stayed at the Hollenback Hotel in Los Angeles in December 1901 after returning from Alaska.
Wyatt Earp's Northern Saloon, Tonopah, Nevada, circa 1902: The man in the center is believed to be Wyatt Earp, and the woman on the left is often identified as Josephine Earp.
Wyatt and Josephine Earp in their mining camp near Vidal, California: This is the only confirmed picture of the two of them together.
Wyatt Earp's camp, tent and ramada near Vidal, California and Wyatt's mining operations. Sadie is at left, Wyatt is on the right with his dog.
Obverse of pocket watch given to Wyatt Earp by Tom Mix
The Earps' replacement headstone at the Jewish Hills of Eternity Cemetery in Colma, California

In 1906, he discovered several deposits of gold and copper near the Sonoran Desert town of Vidal, California, on the Colorado River and filed more than 100 mining claims near the Whipple Mountains.

Poet and Mojave language activist Natalie Diaz at Arizona State University

Turtle Mountains (California)

The Turtle Mountains (Amat 'Achii'ar in the Mojave language), are located in northeastern San Bernardino County, in the southeastern part of California.

The Turtle Mountains (Amat 'Achii'ar in the Mojave language), are located in northeastern San Bernardino County, in the southeastern part of California.

Poet and Mojave language activist Natalie Diaz at Arizona State University

They are west of the Whipple Mountains and Colorado River.

View of canyon and peaks, in the range's southwest. (looking ~north) The large "shrub" is Nolina parryi, endemic to the Lower Colorado River Valley region, in higher, & mostly mountainous elevations. This wash region has produced that large specimen.

Chemehuevi Mountains

The Chemehuevi Mountains are found at the southeast border of San Bernardino County in southeastern California adjacent the Colorado River.

The Chemehuevi Mountains are found at the southeast border of San Bernardino County in southeastern California adjacent the Colorado River.

View of canyon and peaks, in the range's southwest. (looking ~north) The large "shrub" is Nolina parryi, endemic to the Lower Colorado River Valley region, in higher, & mostly mountainous elevations. This wash region has produced that large specimen.

Located south of Needles, California and northwest of the Whipple Mountains, the mountains lie in a north-south direction in general, and are approximately 15 miles in length.

Physiographic divisions of the western United States include three mountain systems: the Rocky Mountain System (areas 16–19), the Cascade–Sierra Nevada (23), and the Pacific Border Province (24).

Maria fold and thrust belt

Portion of the North American Cordillera orogen in which geological structures accommodate roughly north–south to northwest-southeast vergent Mesozoic age crustal shortening.

Portion of the North American Cordillera orogen in which geological structures accommodate roughly north–south to northwest-southeast vergent Mesozoic age crustal shortening.

Physiographic divisions of the western United States include three mountain systems: the Rocky Mountain System (areas 16–19), the Cascade–Sierra Nevada (23), and the Pacific Border Province (24).

In some parts of this fold-and-thrust-belt region, the extension resulted in the emplacement of metamorphic core complexes, the 'type example' of which is defined by the Whipple Mountains in southeastern California.

Whipple Mountains Wilderness.

Whipple Mountains Wilderness

76122 acres wilderness administered by the Bureau of Land Management .

76122 acres wilderness administered by the Bureau of Land Management .

Whipple Mountains Wilderness.
The mouth of Whipple Wash in the north-eastern Whipple Mountains, with atypical greenery and water visible during a wet winter.

Most of the Whipple Mountains are within the wilderness area.

Earp, California

Unincorporated community in San Bernardino County in the Sonoran Desert close to the California/Arizona state line at the Colorado River in Parker Valley.

Unincorporated community in San Bernardino County in the Sonoran Desert close to the California/Arizona state line at the Colorado River in Parker Valley.

Earp staked more than 100 copper and gold mining claims near the base of the Whipple Mountains.