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Around Trona and Searles Valley - (Images of America) (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 128

Genre: History

Series Title: Images of America

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)

Book theme: State & Local, West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)

Author: James L Fairchild & Russell L Kaldenberg & The Searles Valley Historical Society

Language: English

Street Date: August 17, 2015
TCIN: 79624963
UPC: 9781467133999
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-6819


Trona was once the most populous community in the Upper Mojave Desert. Originally explored by the Death Valley 49ers in 1850, Searles Valley was formed by remnants of the Owens River Lakes. The small towns of Borosolvay, Magnesium, Burnham, and Slaterange City prospered for a period before fading. Homewood Canyon, Westend, Argus, Pioneer Point, and Trona continue to provide pleasant housing for Searles Valley residents. The valley is dominated by mining history, and Searles Valley Minerals still produces products for worldwide markets. Wyatt Earp played cards and gambled at Poeville and was arrested in 1910 in Searles Valley for claim jumping. In 1913, Stafford Wallace Austin helped create the planned town of Trona. Amelia Earhart's husband, George Putnam, died at the Trona Hospital in 1950. Sit down and enjoy the jaunt through some of the most interesting history in the West.
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