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Jackrabbit homestead : tracing the Small Tract Act in the southern California landscape, 1938-2008

Author: Kim Stringfellow
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago : Distributed by the University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Series: Center books on the American West.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The desert opens up beyond the proliferation of big box chains, car dealerships, fast food joints, and the bland sprawl along California State Highway 62. Out there, where signs of familiar habitation seem to fade from view, a change occurs in the landscape: small, dusty, mostly abandoned cabins dot the arid flatland. The majority of the existing cabins, historically found throughout the larger region known as the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Stringfellow
ISBN: 9781935195054 1935195050
OCLC Number: 318874011
Description: 136 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Center books on the American West.
Responsibility: Kim Stringfellow.

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The Morongo Basin of Southern California's Mojave Desert is dotted with unusual buildings and parcels of land that developed as a result of the Small Tract Act of 1938. This title documents the  Read more...

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"Stringfellow attacks her subject as a historian, a collector, and a photographer with the vision of a Walker Evans on acid." - Danny Lyon, author of The Bikeriders and Conversations with the Dead"

 
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