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its bitter, useless waters, 5


now and then, 2.
p312 and facing plate "A playa of the Colorado Desert," Photo by C. C. Pierce & Co., Los Angeles, Cal

George Wharton James (1858-1923 *). The Wonders of the Colorado Desert (Southern California) its Rivers and its Springs, its Life and its History, Pictured and Described. Including an Account of a Recent Journey made down the Overflow of the Colorado River to the Mysterious Salton Sea...
With upwards of Three-Hundred Pen-and-Ink Sketches from Nature, by Carl Eytel.
Vol. II. Boston 1906

full page spread, University of Michigan copy, digitized September 5, 2007

...and when the final evaporation took place the whole bowl was so permeated with chemical constituents hostile to verdure that nothing grows naturally in this area. This soon becomes covered with a coating more or less thick with mud, and these mud plains are playas.
p 326

its bitter, useless waters (1-8), all

24 January 2014
tags: G. Wharton James; desert; deserts; more or less thick with; mud; playa; Salton Sea; water