Maruba (Tales of the Mojave Road, Number 10, November 1984) [Cover title: Homesteading in Lanfair Valley]. Maud Morrow Sharp.

Maruba (Tales of the Mojave Road, Number 10, November 1984) [Cover title: Homesteading in Lanfair Valley]

Norco, CA: Tales of the Mojave Road, 1984.

Hardcover. Fine. 137 pp, with illustrations, maps, index, map tipped in on rear pastedown, illustrated endpapers. A fine copy. Account of homesteading in the high desert of the East Mojave. The Sharps filed their claim in 1913. As was the case with most homsteaders in the region, they found they couldn't make a reliable living from the land, but they continued to try, even as the author's hsuband went to work for the Sagamore Mine,the Rock Springs Land and Cattle Company, and the Santa Fe Railroad in Needles (among others). Sharp offers a vivid picture of community life, as well as interesting details of mining and ranching.

Item #1088

Price: $40.00

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