Joshua Tree National Park's Oasis of Mara suffered some devastation this week at the hands of a suspected arsonist. Burned are the famed "29 Palms" planted by the Native Americans in the desert oasis, located at the Park's Visitor Center in 29 Palms, California. More at the Desert Sun.
This Monday, March 26, 2018 photo provided by Steve Raines shows a fire that broke out at Joshua Tree National Park, damaging a historical landmark. The National Park Service says the fire that broke out late Monday damaged the Oasis of Mara, a site settled by Native Americans who planted the 29 palm trees that inspired the name of the city of Twentynine Palms. (Steve Raines Photography via AP)
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