MOJAVE PAY PHONE
In the middle of the desert was a lone payphone that was rarely visited. During the late 1990s the world found out about the MOVAJAVE PAY PHONE. From all over the world people would call this MOJAVE PAY PHONE in hopes somebody was there in the desert and a conversation could be had. The phone was situated --- (ACCORDING TO SOME) at the end of the known universe. As the story of this isolated communication box spread, hardy pilgrims began to venture into the desert to visit this mechanical icon. Below are pictures, of the MOJAVE PAY PHONE. Good energy by way of callers and visitors seemed to emanate from MOJAVE PAY PHONE. This was a special place.
The following photos = different years and different seasons --- sadly the phone as of May 17, 2000; no longer exists... But while it did, the place (MOJAVE PAY PHONE) was for the most part a beacon of darn good vibes.
Before the late 1990s the magical phone booth's location was known to only a few. But by the end of the 1990s, the word was out and people from all over the USA would go into the desert to visit this ICON. Gifts and goodwill was left at the MOJAVE PAY PHONE... Note in the above and below pictures -- how the MOJAVE PAY PHONE was honored with decorations; decals, markings, or objects.
Candles, outdoor lamps, flashlights, plastic flowers, plastic flamingos, stuffed animals, small dolls, pictures, phone directories, flags, change, decals, magnetic decorations, signs, wiring for the lights that would attach to an invertor, and graffiti --- were all left at or on the MOJAVE PAY PHONE and its booth.
Through the decades, the phone was changed. It wore out due to the weather or use, and at least one time it was vandalized. The MOJAVE PHONE BOOTH's windows, door, and ceiling went missing. Pilgrims wanted keepsakes. The frame was shot up as well, however --- however ---- for the most part the MOJAVE PHONE BOOTH was only stripped or damaged to a certain extent. By the late 1990s, MA BELL, or CAL BELL rarely replaced the glass, the plastic, or metal monickers at the cubicle, being that they were always being marked up and eventually taken by MOJAVE PHONE BOOTH visitors.
According to lies, lore, tall tales, the stop sign was put in place in the 1970s... AS THE PAY PHONE BECAME A CULT HAPPENING -- THE SIGN BECAME A TARGET FOR bullets; IT WAS painted, & graffitied. Then it was taken. One token left at THE MOJAVE-PAY-PHONE for a short time was a MA BELL (telephone effigy). unfortunately Allan has no photos of that sign that was PROUDLY HUNg onto the MOJAVE PAY PHONE BOOTH. GOT "MPB" PHOTOS, SEND EM!
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The two vidoes below = heartfelt drama commercial and CHARLETON HESTON (THERE IS NO PHONE "THE OMEGA MAN"). These videos sum up the MOJAVE PAY PHONE -- NO bad vibes at this counter culture icon, the place or the MOJAVE PHONE BOOTH was "THE HAPPENING." With the Charleton Heston segment -- we all wish the phone was still there....