Keys Ranch

Desert Queen Ranch Homestead

Main Residence 2D


Tour date, 2015 Jan 03

For a detailed account of William Keys (1879-1969) and his family’s ranch life at the Desert Queen Ranch—one of Joshua Tree National Park’s most enjoyable crown jewels—mosey over to Cali49’s website to learn more about the tour. Click Here


1. Why the curved metal band atop the chimney? One might suppose it is a spark arrestor to inhibit brush fires starting. But according to the Park Service tour guide, it was installed to block the strong north winds of Winter from blowing down the chimney and scattering smoke and embers inside the house.

2. The children’s bedroom was on the second floor (outdoor steps leading to their room). William Keys built the ramp that leads from their door across some boulders at left, and to the outhouse located back there. This was done to avoid them slipping on the icy stairs in winter when they had to use it at night! Thoughtful parent. One has to assume an accident preceded this “idea” — hopefully nothing worse than a sprained ankle!


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 Desert Queen Ranch ♦ Main Residence 3D Anaglyph

Please feel free to download as many of the 3D Anaglyph or 3D Half Side-by-Side photographs as you wish. Share them with your 3D friends. (You may share them also with any 2D friends you have.) Note: 3D H-SBS images should only be saved if you have access to a 3D TV. Otherwise, viewing them properly will be futile.


3D Half Side-by-Side Sets

(Suitable for 3D TV viewing. Half Side-by-Sides avoid the minor Anaglyph anomalies that can occur. Click images to enlarge. 1080p resolution. Or Windows users, right-click and choose SAVE LINK AS.)


Thank you for visiting Joshuatree3D and the always-fascinating Keys Ranch area of Joshua Tree Park.


Posted 2015 Jan 9

Updated 2017 Nov 8

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