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Joshua Tree National Park is a United States National Park that is located in the Southern California Desert. The park encompasses nearly 800,000 acres of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts, conserving two separate desert ecosystems at different altitudes. The name of the park is derived from the distinctive Joshua Tree, a tall-growing variety of the yucca genus that grows prevalently within its boundaries.

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  1. Joshua Tree is is home to Joshua Tree National Park.
  2. Joshua Tree National Park covers a land area of almost 790, 000 – 790,640 acres, which is just around the same size of the State of Rhode Island.
  3. The rock formations of Joshua Tree National Park were formed more than 100 million years ago from the cooling of magma beneath the surface.
  4. In 1973, Phil Kaufman attempted to cremate singer/songwriter Gram Parsons' remains in Joshua Tree National Park.
  5. In 1994, American Tejano singer Selena recorded her music video for "Amor Prohibido" at Joshua Tree National Park.

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