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.

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


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Telephone Number: 760-367-5500
Email: JOTR_Info@nps.gov
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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