Irrigation Districts and Economic Development in the San Joaquin Valley of California: The Role of Land Taxation

The rapid growth of intensive irrigated agriculture in California is one of the more striking developmental achievements of modern tines. In 1870 California was noted for its cattle, wheat, and inordinate concentration o landholding. Today the highly developed farm areas of California look to the easterner more like gardens, and more like towns than countryside, so close are the homes, so narrow the network of roads,
ditches, and utilities.
(1968, “draft”) Pp. 1-16.

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