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California: Ancient petroglyphs are stars of Ridgecrest fest, tours
California: Ancient petroglyphs are stars of Ridgecrest fest, tours

Thousands of years ago, the Coso Shoshone people left their mark in the Mojave Desert in the form of stick figures and animals carved into rock faces. In November, the Ridgecrest Petroglyph and Heritage Festival and rock art tours in Ridgecrest, Calif., will celebrate the largest collection of petroglyphs in the Western Hemisphere. Petroglyph tours Tours during the festival Nov. 14-16 are organized by the Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest and are expected to sell out quickly. Visitors are encouraged to sign up early for that weekend (tours also are held on other dates in spring and fall). Tickets cost $50 per person for Little Petroglyph Canyon (aka Renegade Canyon) and $60 for Seep Canyon....

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