On this day, September 12, 1862, Carl Eytel was born in Würtemberg, Germany. Enamored of the American West, Eytel emigrated. He served as George Wharton James’  guide in the Colorado dessert and then Eytel created the illustrations for James’ two-volume 1906 publication, The Wonders of the Colorado Dessert.  His subsequent illustration work was varied and included the images for Cone-bearing Trees of the California Mountains.