The Providence Mountains State Recreation Area Photographic Collection contains 755 images that date from 1936 through 2016.
Images depict the property as a tourist attraction run by Jack and Ida Mitchell and later as a state park.
Providence Mountains State Recreation Area contains roughly 5,890 acres of natural, cultural, and historical resources. Located
in east San Bernardino County, the park is nestled within the borders of the Mojave National Preserve, contains the Providence
Mountains, and is approximately 56 miles west of the city of Needles. The park is accessible by car via Essex Road.
Property rights reside with the repository. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records. For permission to reproduce
or to publish, please contact the Head Curator of the California State Parks Photographic Archives.
Collection is open for research by appointment.