Rolling in a RV: Imperial Valley Desert Museum

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WASHINGTON — Excellent exhibits covering human and natural history of the Imperial Valley are the focus of this small museum. An interactive display depicts how sediment from the Colorado River delta created the Imperial Valley and ancient Lake Cahuilla.

Lake Cahuilla grew and shrank at least four times and was a dry lake bed when settlers arrived in the late 1800s. The breach of an irrigation canal dike in 1905 from Colorado River flooding formed the Salton Sea.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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