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Beaver Dam Wash Professional Review and Guide
"This area was set aside by the federal government in 1966 because of the dense population of Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia). Joshua trees grow at altitudes of 2000–6000 feet above sea level. They are the largest plants in the yucca family. Unlike most plants, the Joshua tree is pollinated by a moth rather than a bee. The name comes from the early Mormon pioneers who saw the limbs of the tree as a symbol of the biblical figure Joshua, waving them on to the promised land. Local tribes who lived in the area as long as 5000 years ago used Joshua trees to make baskets and footwear."
--Dayna Stern, Best Hikes With Dogs: Utah (The Mountaineers Books).
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