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This site is dedicated to those that have lived in and loved the desert of the western United States. 

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The West Desert District has been my home for most of my life. My parents were born and raised in the harsh Las Vegas, Nevada desert, long before it was the exciting city it is today. My ancestors were Mormon pioneers who left Europe to settle the west over a hundred years ago. It is easy to appreciate the sacrifice they made but hard to understand how they endured without the modern amenities of today. The desert is not a place that is easy to fall in love with. When I was a little girl, I dreamed of living somewhere green and lush, my definition of beauty thirty years ago.  

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Now as an adult, I fully appreciate the beauty of the dry terrain that offers wide open vistas and the most mesmerizing sunsets one can imagine. The majestic cliffs of Zion and the Grand Canyon and the lonely highways of Nevada hold my heart tightly and speak to my soul. If driving down a dirt road lined with Joshua Trees and camping under a sky filled with a million galaxies in the middle of nowhere helps to clear your mind, you might find yourself at home within the West Desert District. 

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I am working on adding pieces to my collections for purchase that offer meaning and tribute to the desert and the men and women who built their lives upon the foundation of the desert dirt. I also love writing about our travels throughout the west and paying tribute to the wise cowboys and cowgirls of days gone by. Please check back frequently for new stories, items, and updates and thank you for visiting the West Desert District.