These include an Imperial County man who engraved a granite history of the universe on over 2,600 acres in the hotter-than-Hades desert; artists who've created their work out of everything from old applesauce lids and discarded vacuum cleaners to toilet seats; and a former ballerina, nearing ninety, whose one-woman show in Death Valley Junction
(population: 4) ran for five decades.
They cycle on to Shoshone before heading north to the finish line at Death Valley Junction
By any measure, it's the definitive film portrait of dancer-choreographer-painter Marta Becket, whose escape from New York art scene hubbub to ultra-remote Death Valley Junction
in the 1960s has become a living chapter in California's rich cultural lore.
You'll find the Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley Junction
, a few miles west of the California-Nevada border.
Death Valley Junction
is a destination, but it isn't a town, exactly--it's a hotel, a theater shadowed by some adobe houses, and a pair of abandoned buildings standing by the side of a two-lane road in Death Valley.