The Santa Ana River, running through three of the largest counties in America, has a long, often overlooked history from Native American settlement to the contemporary industrial corridor, but always riparian and beautiful. This essay and accompanying photographs explore the middle section of the river, which runs through San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, the Native American settlement of Agua Mansa, the exploration of de Anza, and the current landscape of homeless residents in an emerging post-industrial landscape.
The Santa Ana: Photographs by Douglas McCulloh
Susan Straight was born in Riverside, where she still lives. She has published eight novels, including Highwire Moon which was a National Book Award finalist. She is distinguished professor of creative writing at University of California, Riverside.
Douglas McCulloh is an artist based in Southern California. He holds an MFA in photography and digital media from Claremont Graduate University, and his work has been exhibited and published widely.
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Susan Straight; The Santa Ana: Photographs by Douglas McCulloh. Boom 1 June 2015; 5 (2): 112–121. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.2.112
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