Friday, May 21, 2010

Salton Sea Postcards

The Salton Sea is an inland saline lake in the Sonoran Desert of extreme southeastern California. It occupies the Salton Basin, a remnant of prehistoric Lake Cahuilla. It is borderded on the south by the rich agricultural areas of the Imperial Valley and on the west, by Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

DESERT SHORES (234 Ft. Below sea level) - Salton Sea, California - This popular resort on the west shore of this sea in the desert provides all types of accomodations for the vacationing public. The boating facilities are the best and a modern motel, trailer park and cafe will add to your vacationing pleasure here on the shores of the world's fastest body of water.

SALTON BAY YACHT CLUB - Salton City, California - The pictureque Yacht Club is considered to be one of the most luxurious Yacht Clubs in the Western States. This unique facility is situated in the heart of the Inland Desert Empire on the shores of the fabulous Salton Sea.

SALTON SANDS, CALIFORNIA - This picture was taken in the spring of 1958 on the Salton Riviera's opening day -- the day a city was born on the shores of the Salton Sea. A few months later these tents were replaced by permanent buildings and a beautiful modern city was on its way.

THE HOFBRAU RESTAURANT - Salton City, California - The most popular and picturesque restaurant on the shores of the Salton Sea where the finest of foods and cocktails are served.

5 comments:

Gunnar and Sherry said...

These are great and what an odd place it wound up turning into.

Major Pepperidge said...

"The world's fastest body of water"??

Viewliner Ltd. said...

"The world's fastest body of water"??

Thats what the postcard says and I am sticking to it! LOL :-)

Douglas said...

being that it is very salty, boats might ride higher and therefore skim the surface easier and faster.

Doug....los angeles

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Very good observation Douglas. Excellent! Much appreciated.