This 360 degree night panorama of the Atolia mining area was taken during the May 2011 full moon. Sixteen vertical shots taken with a 24mm lens were combined to make the final image. Open your browser to full screen and then click on the photo above for a larger view.
In 1916 the town of Atolia boasted four restaurants, three general stores, a drug store, two stationary stores, two shoemakers, one hotel, three rooming houses and several lodging tents, four pool rooms, four barber shops, an ice cream parlor, picture show, garage, three butcher shops, a newspaper, and new school house for 60 pupils. See vredenburgh.org, high-desert-memories.com, and mojavedesert.net for more on the history of Atolia.