Desert Magazine

The Southwest Desert: with a native palm oasis in the Colorado Desert region.

Desert Magazine (1937-1985) was a monthly regional publication based in the Colorado Desert, in the Coachella Valley town of Palm Desert near Palm Springs, United States.




Desert Magazine was founded, edited and published from 1937 to 1958 by Randall Henderson (1888-1970). New editors followed until the magazine closed print publication in 1985. It was revived as an on-line magazine in 2006. [1]


The magazine focused on the desert country of the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico, and covered a broad range of desert subjects including: regional travel and exploration; the visual arts of painting, drawing, and photography; prose and literature; cultural history; prospecting and mining; natural history including geology, wildlife, and flora; river running, and 'lifestyle' - human interest stories. [1]

Online magazine - revival

Desert Magazine was revived as an archival Online magazine, the "Desert Magazine e-zine journal", in 2006. It contains all the entries and illustrations that were published in print from 1937 to 1985, available via PDF file format to read or download. [2] A blog is also produced about the magazine called the 'Desert Magazine Weblog'. [1]

Currently at the complete collection ( including the Joan Brooks years ), are available in a new flip book version, These issues are available for download as well as viewing and they also have the ability to bookmark and add personal notes on any page or any issue.

Desert panorama: view of Mojave Desert and Joshua Tree National Park.


Desert Magazine was also the name of a monthly desert lifestyles magazine sent to subscribers to the Palm Springs daily newspaper The Desert Sun circa 2000 - 2005. [3]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Desert Magazine: History . accessed 7/7/2010
  2. ^ Desert Magazine: e-zine journal . accessed 7/7/2010
  3. ^ Desert Sun website . accessed 7/7/2010

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