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Mecca for sportsmen
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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
Valley Times Collection
Lakes--California, Southern
Mountains--California, Southern
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Kern County (Calif.)
Lake Isabella (Calif.)
Panoramic views
Valley Times Collection photographs
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