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Located near the California and Nevada border, Death Valley is part of the Mojave Desert. It features the lowest elevation and hottest temperatures in North America.
updated 5/3/2010 1:32:21 PM ET 2010-05-03T17:32:21

Video: Visiting Death Valley

About this series: Escape into America with Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist and columnist David Horsey as he finds unexpected stories in famous locales and intriguing people in obscure corners of the country. Through photography, cartoons and personal observations, Horsey reminds us that every stranger has a story to tell and every stretch of road leads to revelation. Bookmark this page to check back each week. To see the first story, click the video box at left, click here or scroll down to the video player.

About the creators: David Horsey has won two Pulitzer Prizes for his editorial cartoons and a Best of the West first-place award for column writing. Based at seattlepi.com, Horsey is a multimedia commentator on national politics and international affairs for Hearst Newspapers. Nancy LeVine has been a fashion photographer in New York and Paris and now does documentary and commercial photography in Seattle.

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