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Abandoned Southern California : the eras that shaped the west, Joanna Kalafatis

Label
Abandoned Southern California : the eras that shaped the west
Title
Abandoned Southern California
Title remainder
the eras that shaped the west
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Kalafatis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From prospectors' haunts in old ghost towns dating back to the Gold Rush, to the now-almost-deserted roadside towns of Route 66, the history of Southern California lives on through its abandoned towns and buildings. Through old settlements and institutions, now left to decay in the high desert or even in the middle of bustling, glamorous Los Angeles, readers can get a glimpse into the waves of migration that shaped the spirit of Southern California. The story of the state seems to repeat throughout different decades: California was perceived as the land of unlimited opportunities and renewed hope for incoming migrants, yet often led to a harsher and more challenging existence in real life. Nevertheless, the dreamers and fortune seekers who moved out West, whether for gold, land, spiritual reasons, health, or to escape the rapidly spiraling East Coast during the Great Depression, always persisted. As they moved from one location to the next to seek their fortune, their ambitions, failures, and lives became encased in the places they left behind. This book is the story of those people and places, and the enduring forces that created California as it is today."--Back cover
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kalafatis, Joanna
Dewey number
979.49
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F867
LC item number
.K24 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Abandoned Union
  • America through time
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ghost towns
  • Abandoned buildings
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Urbanization
  • Ghost towns
  • Abandoned buildings
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Urbanization
  • California, Southern
  • California, Southern
Target audience
adult
Label
Abandoned Southern California : the eras that shaped the west, Joanna Kalafatis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Series statement from publisher's website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 94-95)
Contents
The Old West -- Journey to the Pacific -- California for a cure -- Turning the desert into a resort -- The "free people" of California -- Los Angeles--urban decay in the City of Angels -- Abandoned Southern California: a history of progress
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9781634990684
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2018469406
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
122468481
Label
Abandoned Southern California : the eras that shaped the west, Joanna Kalafatis
Publication
Copyright
Note
Series statement from publisher's website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 94-95)
Contents
The Old West -- Journey to the Pacific -- California for a cure -- Turning the desert into a resort -- The "free people" of California -- Los Angeles--urban decay in the City of Angels -- Abandoned Southern California: a history of progress
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9781634990684
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2018469406
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
122468481

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