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Driftwood Charlie’s Contribution To The World

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In 1947 the doctors said that Charles Kasling had only a short time to live unless he moved to a hot, dry climate. First he moved to the Death Valley area, and in 1960 he left for Yuma, Arizona, where Driftwood Charley’s World of Lost Art was created.”

Social Security records indicate Charles Kasling was born July 10, 1901 and passed away in March of 1985, a testament to desert living.

Unfortunately most of his artwork has been destroyed by vandalism and the elements.

[Postcard image found here. More about Driftwood Charlie here and here.]

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2 Responses to “Driftwood Charlie’s Contribution To The World”

  1. ksbeth Says:

    wow, how cool. too bad his artwork has been lost

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    ksbeth– Wood carvings don’t last long in the desert.

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