Desert Center, California

Hundreds of tall date palm trees form unusual patterns, at the remote interstate town of Desert Center. The project was begun in the early 1990's by the then owner of the town, Stanley Ragsdale (son of Stephen A.Ragsdale, the founder of the town), who trucked the trees from a date farm near Indio, 50 miles away. Many of the 70-foot tall trees, which were originally grown by King Gillette, inventor of the safety razor, are now dying due to irrigation problems. Stanley Ragsdale has died as well.