Red Rock is subject of HSUMD meeting

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will host Red Rock Canyon State Park Ranger Damion Laughlin, who will present a program on “Reading Stories in Stone” Tuesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in the Historic USO Building.

“Red Rock Canyon is known as a spectacular and intriguing geological landmark along the road to Southern California,” said an HSUMD spokesperson.

“It has equally impressed movie-makers, the Death Valley escapees, and the 20-Mule teamsters, along with the Kawaiisu Indians before them.”

Laughlin will discuss the broad geologic history of the area, how the different layers of rock found exposed in the park were formed, and how this area serves as a “history book” for scientists and the public alike.

Laughlin has been working for the California State Parks since 2011. He says he has “always had a fascination for earth sciences, with particular interests in geology and astronomy, and Red Rock Canyon is a great place for both.”

He currently resides in Tehachapi with his wife and two children.

The Society meets on the third Tuesday of the month. Meetings are free, and all are welcome to attend. For more information, call the HSUMD at 760-375-8456.

Story First Published: 2017-03-17