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Monday, June 26, 2017

July 21st, 2013 Meet Elmer and His Bottle Tree Forest

HELENDALE, Calif. (July 21, 2013) – In my quest to finally get around to traveling the Mother Road, we experienced the first leg of Route 66, of what will be a several year project.  We started in Kingman, Ariz. and ended up at the historic Santa Monica Pier. I’ve never seen that part of the world, so this was a fun trip. One of the highlights of the weird side of Route 66 was the discovery of Elmer Long’s Forest of Bottle Trees, just outside Helendale. We stopped, walked in and were soon greeted by the bearded man himself. The funky man Elmer told us all about his passion and some great stories about the creation, which started in 2000. Here’s Elmer and me. Many more photos in the gallery.

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