The Anza-Borrego Super Bloom: What 1947 8mm Film: Marshal South 2 days ago   02:56

The super bloom of 2017 brought hoards of people to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
To see what's happening this year, KPBS Roundtable Host Mark Sauer speaks to Park Ranger Dennis Stephen to learn about what to expect.

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1947 8mm Film: Marshal South The Anza-Borrego Super Bloom: What 2 days ago   06:54

You can learn more about Marshal South in Sunbelt Publications' "Marshal South and the Ghost Mountain Chronicles" ( and also "Marshal South Rides Again: His Anza-Borrego Novels" (

This is one of the only known films of Marshal South and his family, taken in 1947 at their home, Yaquitepec, on Ghost Mountain, in what is now Anza Borrego Desert State Park. The film is narrated by Rider South, eldest of the children. The film was acquired many years ago by Diana Lindsay, and was subsequently donated to the ABDSP archives. I produced the recording of the narration in 2002 (or thereabouts), at a time when this was the only known film of the South family. I recently was able to borrow the film to make a high-quality scan of it using my Moviestuff Retroscan Universal film scanner. This version is far better than the previous transfer that was made of the film. Thanks to Diana Lindsay and ABDSP for helping make this film transfer possible!