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Quartzsite is there because of Tyson's Well Stage Coach Station built in 1866-67.
Tyson dug a 40 foot deep well, built a Stage Coach Station and Inn.
Today Quartzsite is known as "The Rock Capital". Rocks from all over the world.
Each winter more than a Quarter Million people visit Quartzsite.
Video of Quartzsite, AZ May 2017 (1 of 2)
Video of Quartzsite, AZ May 2017 May 2017 (2 of 2)
Video of the Quartzsite, AZ, Library May 2017 (1 of 3)
Video of the Quartzsite, AZ, Library May 2017 (2 of 3)
Video of the Quartzsite, AZ, Library May 2017 (3 of 3)
Video of a 1,010 year old Iron Wood tree by the Library May 2017 (1 of 1)
Some friends were a little financially embarrased. They asked us if we would tag along to the Food Bank.
It was 107 Degrees and we had nothing better to do so we tagged along.
When we got to the Food Bank while we waited for our friends I started talking with the person behind the desk. Told him we were from Pennsylvania.
He asked "Over 62?. Have Photo ID?". Put Your name here on this form the next line down.
We came home with OOODDDLLEES OF FOOD!
Funny thing about it is...
The Politicians say it is discriminating to even suggest Photo Voter ID. The Poor and Minorities would never be able to Vote.
At a Government Funded Food Bank the Poor and the Minorities need a Photo ID to eat.
Guess the Poor and the Minorities are never able to eat.
What we brought home from the Quartzsite, AZ, Food Bank (1 of 1)
In Quartzsite, Ariz., at the sprawling Reader's Oasis bookshop, readers can purchase their books from a man known as the naked bookseller. Also known as Paul Winer or Sweet Pie, the naked bookseller has been selling books for 24 years.
Someplace Magazine, a peripatetic online journal from Charles Day and Ellie Robins, stopped in Quartzsite to get the naked bookseller's story.
"I've been naked in public now for 55 years," he tells them. He's not interested in joining a nudist movement, however. He explains: "I went to a nudist park once — my whole life I’ve only been to a nudist resort or park once — and decided that is not where I belong. I’d rather be where there’s a variety to people. Once everybody is naked, it’s the same as wearing a uniform. They only talk about why they’re naked, where they go naked, who they’ve met naked, where they’re going next to be naked. I find that quite boring. It’s like going to a tailgate party before a football game — all people talk about is football. Naked is just the way I’m dressed."
In the 1960s, he was a musician and performer even opening for Linda Ronstadt, playing boogie-woogie and blues piano, doing comedy, writing songs that included obscenities. "I was a very outspoken person. I won 68 court cases, including a federal court case," he tells the magazine.
More than two decades ago, the naked bookseller settled in Quartzsite with his wife and daughter, so she could be closer to her grandparents. At age 8 and a half, their daughter died of a viral heart infection. "The town was so good to us we stayed, because this is where people knew her," he says. "And we’re still here."
The Reader's Oasis, stocked with used books and featuring brightly-colored vintage paperbacks, does its briskest business during the winter, when the desert isn't too hot. The store is cash-only.
Video we took while talking with Paul "Sweet Pie" Winer May 2017 (1 of 1)
Paul "Sweet Pie" Winer Playing "If You See Kay" (1 of 1)
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