Death Valley, Nevada - In Search of Wildflowers
In search of wildflower in Death Valley - the largest national park south of Alaska. It is the driest and hottest spot (a record low of 134 F). Due to unusual heavy rainfall last October, the effect of El Nino, wildflowers blooms in the park. Named by gold prospectors struggling through the area in 1849, Death Valley has been inhabited by Timbisha Shoshone Native Americans; gold prospectors, including slaves; Chinese immigrants mining for silver and borax; Basque immigrants who settled here at the turn of the 20th century; and Japanese Americans temporarily interned here during World War II.