The Wall Street Mill Trail is a level hike that includes the historic Wall Street Mill, which is protected by the National Register of Historic Sites.

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Away Travel Expert: Ann Marie Brown
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  • The best of Joshua Tree's abundant mine ruins can be seen at Wall Street Mill. With only a short hike from the Wonderland of Rocks, visitors can explore an old house foundation, a windmill, a few rusting trucks, and a two-stamp mill, which stand as testimony to Joshua Tree's mid-20th-century gold-mining heyday. Wall Street is the only mill in the region that remains virtually intact.
  • Partway up the trail you'll spot a granite marker that states: "Here is where Worth Bagley bit the dust at the hand of W.F. Keys, May 11, 1943." Keys owned the Wall Street Mill and shot Bagley in a dispute over his use of the access road. Keys ultimately served five years in San Quentin prison, but was freed when it was ruled that he shot in self-defense.
  • Walk around the mill site and you'll find large cyanide tanks that bear this catchy slogan: "Why pay more?" William Keys fashioned the Wall Street Mill from tractor engines, chicken coops, lumber, and cyanide tanks he salvaged from other defunct mines.

Joshua Tree National Park
74485 National Park Dr.
Twentynine Palms, California 92277

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