Zzyzx: The Strangest Town in America

By Christopher Zoukis

Zzyzx.  The word looks like something Einstein scribbled while trying to prove his famous theory of relativity.  But it’s not.  It’s a place in Death Valley in southeastern California. 

The only reason anyone goes there is because of a rare and bountiful spring located at the girdle of chocolate colored mountains.  The Spaniards were the first.  Then in 1860, the U.S. Army had a fort there.  It was called Hannock’s Redoubt. 

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