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PhotographÂ was edited for publication purposes Photograph caption dated December 3, 1956 reads, "Four hours' drive from any point in San Fernando Valley lies Lake Isabella, shown gleaming in afternoon sunlight as viewed from north rim of Breckenridge Mountain. Cold trout-filled waters of Kern River, which rises near Mt. Whitney, formed huge lake to provide paradise for thousands of sports-minded. Lake covers old site of Isabella and Kernville, known during gold rush days as Whiskey Flat. Before damming of Lake Isabella, flood waters from Kern River did millions of dollars in damage to Bakersfield and other San Joaquin Valley communities. River is fed from ice and snow of three divides and drains 2,410 square miles."; See images #00146631 through #00146637 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00146631 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d056_f10_i3 CARL0005886236 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/74599
Lakes--California, Southern Mountains--California, Southern Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.) Kern County (Calif.) Lake Isabella (Calif.) Panoramic views Valley Times Collection photographs