Good Times at Smith's Ranch


Tim O'Connor of Twentynine Palms, CA




6298 Adobe Rd.
Bill Smith, who arrived in 1923 in his Model-T Ford, developed the haven known as Smith's Ranch. Bill and his brother, Harry, drilled a well and provided water to early homesteaders, and Bill's shower and swimming pool were a welcome place to cool off on hot summer days. Bill married Thelma Mead in 1930, and the ambitious pioneer couple built an ice house, a dairy, an ice cream parlor, an outdoor theater, a recreational hall, and a trailer park. They had six children and were acclaimed as the first homesteaders to have children born in Twentynine Palms. The 16-foot by 60-foot murals was painted by Tim O'Connor of Twentynine Palms.
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Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

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Oasis of Murals

Twentynine Palms, CA
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