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History of Beatty, Rhyolite beckons travelers

SUNDAY TRAVEL/OUTDOOR SECTION – for Jan. 30, 2011
Trip of the Week – Beatty and Rhyolite
Copyright 2011 by Margo Bartlett Pesek

Blythe Intaglios a mysterious part of desert Southwest

Those who poke around in the desert Southwest long enough encounter strange, mysterious and even inexplicable places. Such sites include the enormous figures created by people of ancient cultures living along the Colorado River near present-day Blythe, Calif. The artists of prehistory left behind rock art sites called geoglyphs or intaglios that lay undiscovered by non-natives until spotted from the air by a pilot in 1932.

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