The ford

The  ford (1917, Houghton Mifflin)

440 pages

English language

Published Nov. 1, 1917 by Houghton Mifflin.

OCLC Number:
2484111

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Mary Austin's 1917 novel illuminates one of the crucial issues in California history—the usurpation of water from the Owens Valley. Ranging from the eastern Sierra to the financial district in San Francisco, the plot portrays the frenzied speculation in land and resources, labor protests, and feminist organizing of the time, exemplified in the successful efforts of an independent young woman to buy back her family's Owens Valley ranch.

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