Unique Gifts Commemorating the World's Most Spectacular Places

Joshua Tree Paperweight
  • Joshua Tree Paperweight
  • Joshua Tree Paperweight
  • 3 1/4 inch diameter
  • Cast in fine pewter
  • Felt backing
  • In clear-vinyl covered box
Place Name: Joshua Tree
Elevation: 2,008 ft.
Coordinates: N33° 55' 00" W115° 55' 03"
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
MarkerSleuth Photo Contributor: Andrew Pelz, 1996
Joshua Tree National Park is a large public land (nearly 800,000 acres) characterized by two deserts--the Colorado Desert to the east and the higher, cooler, and wetter Mojave Desert to the west. The Mojave is the habitat of the iconic Joshua Tree. Its gnarled, twisted appearance is sometimes called grotesque but has been a useful natural resource of materials over the years for the early Pinto culture and later settlers.