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Pioneers' Park Museum
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In the 1700s, Juan Bautista de Anza traveled through Imperial County and called his trip the "Journey of the Dead," yet in the years since, people have seen amazing potential in the Valley, and those people turned this little corner of the desert into a thriving oasis. Pioneers' Park Museum was created to preserve the vision and journey of those who saw that potential and worked to make the community what it is today. From those who first brought the water that is the Valley's lifeline, to the settlers who escaped the Dust Bowl and found refuge in the fields and towns, and to those who have served in the armed forces to preserve the desert way of life, those men and women are honored and hope that by telling their stories the Museum can help residents, visitors and generations to come, appreciate the accomplishments of those who came before, avoid the mistakes of the past, and work to build a future that everyone can be proud to be a part of.