Mojave Desert, GPS

Mojave Phone Booth

Once upon a time, there was a phone booth way out in the middle of the Mojave Desert. The phone booth was lonely. So, people from around the world called it and people would trek out there to answer.

Believe it or not, we spent a few hours answering calls from England and Germany. They asked if we were really out in the middle of the desert. Really far out in the desert, miles from civilization. And if it was it hot. And why we were out there answering calls. That last one was a good question.

Sadly, the NPS removed the phone booth on May 17, 2000. My photos are from just before it was removed.

If you are interested in learning more about the story of the Loneliest Phone Booth. Check out the site the started it all: The Deuce of Clubs. Doc has even written a book on it! (For reals!)

The Mojave Phone Booth was located at 35.2858, -115.6844, if you want to go visit it. It is out in the Mojave Cinder Cones, not far from Cima and Baker.

The number, +1-760-733-9969, is still active today. It rings to a public conference call where anyone can join in and chat.

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