The Story of Victor Valley Edward Leo Lyman

ISBN: 9781886483477

Published: August 31st 2000

Hardcover

127 pages


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The Story of Victor Valley  by  Edward Leo Lyman

The Story of Victor Valley by Edward Leo Lyman
August 31st 2000 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 127 pages | ISBN: 9781886483477 | 9.66 Mb

Victor Valley, encompassing Adelanto, Apple Valley, Hesperia and Victorville, has a rich and colorful history. Author and historian Edward Leo Lyman tells the story of the people who have discovered and relied upon the valleys resources to thrive inMoreVictor Valley, encompassing Adelanto, Apple Valley, Hesperia and Victorville, has a rich and colorful history.

Author and historian Edward Leo Lyman tells the story of the people who have discovered and relied upon the valleys resources to thrive in its desert climate. Since the first American Indians inhabited the region, the Mojave River has provided water to generations of people. Eastern immigrants followed the river in their search for California gold and were joined by freight wagons and eventually the railroad, which supplied the burgeoning mining camps.

However, when precious metals were found in the area, Victor Valley was transformed from a travelers highway into a major mining center producing granite and limestone. Homesteaders flocked to the area in the early 1900s and although farms and orchards were unsuccessful, little land was left unclaimed. Throughout the 20th century, many people moved to the high desert to find clear air and open spaces. Through vintage historical photographs and a compelling narrative, Lyman captures the spirit of those who have discovered the resources necessary to make the Mohave Desert their home and an expanding urban center in its own right.



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