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- DescriptionMo Lake is one of the largest lakes in California, and Californians have been using it, enjoying it, and abusing it since madic rthern Paiutes began hunting the lake's vast bird populations. Controversy between environmentalists and the City of Los Angeles brought so much attention to Mo Lake in the late twentieth century that it became best kwn for its appearance on Save Mo Lake bumper stickers. This thoughtful study is the first book to explore the lake's environmental and cultural history.
Hoffman writes about gold mining in the Mo Basin; the taking of birds and their eggs to supply food for miners and townspeople; a failed oil boom; efforts to develop recreational activities such as a state-operated marina, which also failed; catastrophes including plane crashes and the testing of bombs underwater; and litigation over the diversion of creeks flowing into the lake and the resulting decline in the lake level. A variety of photographs, some never before published, ranging from mining to motor boat races in the 1930s are also included.
- Author BiographyAbraham Hoffman teaches history at Los Angeles Valley College.
- Author(s)Abraham Hoffman
- PublisherUniversity of New Mexico Press
- Date of Publication30/03/2014
- SubjectNatural History: General
- Place of PublicationAlbuquerque, NM
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of New Mexico Press
- Content Note, black & white illustrations, maps
- Weight408 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
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