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A Trip West, 1935    (Page 5 of 7)
While the two families of travelers were in Los Angeles, Will Rogers flew out of that city for a trip to Alaska. They soon
learned of Rogers' fatal plane crash on August 15, 1935;  Rogers was 43.
This is identified as "Large Gray
Formations in Zion National Park,
Utah,--1935"
The back of this photograph identifies the
scene as "'Mt. Magestic and Angel's
Landing' in Zion National Park,
Utah,--1935"
From Yellowstone the Markleys moved on
to Utah, while their friends the Ellerys
drove down to the Boulder Dam
construction site on the Arizona-Nevada
border. On the back of this photo is
written: "Scene showing 'The Great White
Throne' to the right in Zion National Park,
Utah, 1935."
On the back of this photograph is written:  
"Southern Utah,--1935"
This photograph is identified as "Oil wells
on Signal Hill near Los Angeles, Calif."  
The presence of so many oils wells
earned this spot the nickname "Porcupine
Hill."
   
(For more about Signal Hill today, click here.)
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Another view of the "Oil wells on Signal
Hill near Los Angeles, Calif."