Owens Valley and the Accidental Miracle

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What made the Owens Valley the way it is, in our time? An accident of history, of water grabs, of one group of humans using easy money to buy out another group of humans, that's what preserved the most beautiful place in the world from the fate of the Central Valley. The same sort of accidental miracle that saved so much of the American southwest's mountains and deserts from wide-scale development, agriculture, housing booms, industrialization, speculation.

A heretical prayer, is what we offer you tonight. With new (and classic) tracks from RedBlueBlackSilver. Find out more about our book, our periodical, and all the other desert creations we make for you at DesertOracle.com.

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