On a trip to Palm Springs in 2008 we took a drive along a section of Route 66. I have a fascination with Route 66 and we have driven a large portion of it through most states.We had bought the book EZ66 Guide for Travelers in Rialto CA (home to a Wigwam Motel - will post about that another time) and were following its directions for this strip of the route.
It led us to the Bottle Tree Farm near Oro Grande and it is a wonderful example of roadside art.
Elmer Long retired and decided to build a bottle tree ranch on Route 66. Taking up welding after his retirement, Elmer started his project with his father's bottle collection and it has grown and grown from there.