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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 104–117.
Published: 01 December 2012
...William J. Bauer, Jr. This paper uses Owens Valley Paiute oral traditions to tell and interpret the Owens Valley Water Wars. Paiute oral traditions detail their identity, historical consciousness, and offer an Indigenous interpretation of the Water Wars. They reframe the time period of the Water...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 28–41.
Published: 01 June 2015
... occasional rider. There was only one rider per every ten mules. And it was all downhill. They were extremely well kept. They all came in plumper, happier. Boom: Your work in the Owens Valley has taken place under the rubric of what you ve called AgH20 silver and water. Why silver? Bending the River Back Into...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 60–67.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Ron Nichols An interview with Ron Nichols, director of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power surveys the past, present, and future of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, the department's relationship with Owens Valley, restoration of Owens Lake, the role of the department and its unions in city...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 8–10.
Published: 01 September 2013
... developed into a major city; detractors accuse him of swindling farmers in the Owens Valley out of money and water rights and a puppet of powerful real estate interests in Los Angeles who lied to the public to get voters to support the aqueduct. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 1–2.
Published: 01 September 2013
... centennial. Read Water and Power: The Conflict Over Los Angeles Water Supply in the Owens Valley by William Kahrl (Uni- versity of California Press, 1980). Kahrl divided the books that came before his own into two camps: those that depicted Los Angeles as the conscienceless destroyer of one of California s...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 14–21.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Angeles Aqueduct archives California water wars Owens Valley UCLA Library Metabolic Studio sara v. torres Opening Up the Archives A new digital platform for LA Aqueduct history BOOM: The Journal of California, Vol. 3, Number 3, pps 14 21, ISSN 2153-8018, electronic ISSN 2153-764X. © 2013 by the...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 86–94.
Published: 01 September 2013
... city on earth. The myth of desert Los Angeles suggests that if not for the Los Angeles Aqueduct and if the city were ever to lose the water that comes from Owens Valley LA could be Ozymandias: that colossal wreck, boundless and bare around which the lone and level sands stretch far away in the...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 28–37.
Published: 01 September 2013
... and the end of the Mexican-American War. Still, there s some- thing in the water, in what it promises, in its connection to the best and worst of us. It s the (not so) secret history of the city, a story recorded and mythologized, the story of the California Aqueduct, of the Owens River Valley, and...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 110–114.
Published: 01 September 2013
... combatants assaulted each other with oranges, dirt clods, and hand-packed mud balls that left satisfying smudges on sunburned backs. No one had to tell these planners that this is how civilizations emerge and expand. They didn t need to hear the nasty story of Califor- nia s water wars to know that people...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 17–33.
Published: 01 May 2013
... through the University of California Press s Rights and Permissions website, httpwww.ucpressjournals.com/reprintInfo.asp. DOI: 10.1525/boom.2013.3.2.17. Like Manzanar in California s Owens Valley, Tule Lake was one of ten permanent relocation camps built during World War II as a response to the...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 76–81.
Published: 01 June 2012
...:25 PM boom | S U mm e r 2 012 81 sponsored a weekly country music program on a local radio station, KRKD. My parents imitated the show s host, who would say things over the air like We have received hundreds of requests (the number was closer to three) for the Sons of the Pioneers Cool Water and...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 88–92.
Published: 01 November 2011
... had already begun to eye the Owens Valley s water resources.11 Rather than emphasiz- ing decline, however, Austin painted a portrait of a vibrant, transnational, and deeply Californian culture where borders meant little, languages blended, and the chance to celebrate el Grito sparked joy, not fear...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 69–75.
Published: 01 November 2011
... aqueduct and reservoirs to transport water from Owens Valley 250 miles north. The film builds its argument without mention of the two essen- tial stories behind it: the violent resistance to the aqueduct from Owens Valley farmers and the catastrophic 1928 col- lapse of the department s San Francisquito...