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About Twentynine Palms

The city of Twentynine Palms sits in the Yucca Valley on the north side of the Little San Bernardino Mountains. The boundaries of Joshua Tree National Park extend to the city limits along the south side. The Yucca Valley extends for miles to the east, west and north, dotted with a scattering of houses. The communities of Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley lie further west, and the Marine Corps Air Combat Center occupies a vast area to the north. The desert vegetation surrounding the city is very sparse, dominated by creosote bushes.

Twentynine Palms is named after the palm trees at the Oasis of Mara. When gold miners settled the area in the late 1800s, there were 29 palm trees growing at the oasis. The oasis was a rest stop on the Utah Trail for decades, the town finally being established in the 1920s. The headquarters of Joshua Tree National Park now occupies the Oasis of Mara, and most of the original palm trees are still standing there.

The Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base was established in 1952, and has been the core of the area's economy.

State Highway 62 passes east-west through Twentynine Palms, being the main street of the town and called the Twentynine Palms Highway. Adobe Road is the main north-south route, and it leads straight north to the entrance to the military base. The core of the town is at the intersection of these two roads. Further out, the town becomes scattered, with patches of empty desert separating the subdivisions. Numerous other main road criss-cross the area on a one-mile grid. Amboy Road leaves town on the northeast and connects to Historic Route 66 to the north.

For More Information:
See Twentynine Palms' official site at www.ci.twentynine-palms.ca.us, and the Wikipedia page on Twentynine Palms.

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Adobe Road
Alta Loma
Amboy Road
Athol Avenue
Aztec Avenue
Baghdad Highway
Base Line Road
Buena Vista Drive
Cactus Avenue
Cactus Drive
Cedar Avenue
Cholla Avenue
Cienega Avenue
Civic Center Drive
Cottonwood Drive
Crest View Drive
Desert Knoll Avenue
Desert Queen Avenue
Desert Trail
East Court
El Paseo Drive
Foothill Drive
Gorgonio Avenue
Halsey Avenue
Hill View Road
Joe Davis Drive
Joshua Drive
Lukie Park
Marine Avenue
Mesa Drive
Mesquite Avenue
Michels Road
Morning Drive
National Park Drive
National Park Drive
North Star Avenue
Oasis Avenue
Ocotilla Avenue
Ocotillo Avenue
Old Dale Road
Palm View Avenue
Palo Verde Avenue
Persia Avenue
Pine Avenue
Pinon Avenue
Primrose Lane
Rocky Road
Roundup Way
Saddle Horn Road
Sahara Avenue
Serrano Drive
Sherman Hoyt Avenue
Singing Sands Road
Smoke Tree Avenue
South Slope Drive
Split Rock Avenue
Starlight Drive
Sullivan Road
Sun Valley Drive
Sunmore Parkway
Sunny Slope Drive
Sunny Vale Drive
Sunrise Drive
Sunset Drive
Tamarisk Avenue
Twentynine Palms Hwy
Twilight Drive
Two Mile Road
Underhill Road
Utah Trail
Valley Vista Road
Verbena Drive
Verbina Drive
Wainwright Avenue
Wellock Road
West Court
Wilshire Avenue
Yucca Avenue

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