Constance Walsh | Episode 43

Constance Walsh

Constance Walsh, photo credit Meby Aaron

In the 60's Constance and a friend left school, got to work and put away their money, eventually taking a cruise ship from their native Canada to England, where Constance began six years of world travel. Here first connections with desert were in Afghanistan and Iran.

Constance arrived in California, eventually making her way to Pioneertown with her new partner, who was to begin work designing a project to turn Pioneertown into a resort community. The landowner went bust like spent gold mine and other developers began eyeing the property. Constance went into action, even obtaining her real estate license to head those developers off at the pass. Constance reminisces about how Pioneertown neighbors spent their time, riding horses or listening to Buzz Gamble at Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace.

In this episode, we also talk a bit about what this desert area offers, specifically to women, and the value of taking time to travel the world.