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What a pleasant surprise in a history book ... that reads like a page-turning novel.
Arax and Wartzman's "The King of California: JG Boswell and the Making of a Secret Empire" is a top notch history book.
It was that these very talented and rich farmers took the subsidized land and water instead of paying the market rate.
a must read for anyone living in Calif. and especially for people born and living there since 1930 to 1950.....Published 23 days ago by Patrick T. Mclaughlin
Awesome story. When Pine Flat Dam was built it was funded in part by the federal government and the water districts that belong to the KRWA (Kings River Water Association). Read morePublished 2 months ago by Child Abuse Prevention Council
Interesting story of the farming evolution in the Central Valley. 1920's through the next 90 years.Published 4 months ago by Scott
Great to learn the history of Tulare, Kings, Kern and Fresno Counties plus much of California.
When traveling from Bakersfield on 43 thru Corcoran will have much more respect... Read more
I AM A NATIVE NORCAL GUY. LOVED READING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF CENTRAL VALLEY AG. DIDN'T know much about cotton than thread counts, Turkish bathrobes , and fine sheets. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Frank Reginato
I always wondered where such virulent racism came from in California. Why, it traveled across the U.S. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Crystal Pyramid