Jackrabbit Homestead Book Now Available

From Kim Stringfellow:

Jackrabbit Homestead: Tracing the Small Tract Act in the Southern California Landscape, 1938–2008
published by the Center for American Places is now available for online pre-order at www.kimstringfellow.com. The book explores the cultural history and physical landmarks that resulted from the implementation of the 1938 Small Tract Act throughout Southern California's Morongo Basin region near Joshua Tree National Park. The Small Tract Act was one of the many land acts designed to dispose of “useless” federal lands from the U.S. public domain. The hardbound book contains sixty-one color plates and a text by Kim Stringfellow.
Signed and inscribed copies are available for purchase through PayPal at http://www.kimstringfellow.com/bookorder.html.
For more information about this project, please visit:

Semi-related event:
New Topographics Artist-Led Exhibition Walkthrough
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90036
When: Sunday, December 6th, 2 PM
Cost: Free with LACMA regular admission
If you are in Los Angeles this coming Sunday please join me for an exhibition walkthough that I will lead of LACMA’s current photography exhibit, New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape. The group will meet at the front of the exhibit in BCAM on the 2nd floor if you plan to attend. The event is free with paid admission, tickets required (available one hour before the program). For more information on this event please the exhibit Web page at: http://www.lacma.org/art/ExhibTopo.aspx. JRHS books will be available for purchase at LACMA’s gift shop.
JRHS Lecture:
Joshua Tree National Park Association’s Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series
Old Schoolhouse Museum 29 Palms
6760 National Park Drive, 29 Palms, CA
WHEN: Friday, December 11th, 7 PM
COST: $5 at the door
This lecture will cover the history of jackrabbit homesteading throughout the Morongo Basin. For more information please visit: http://desertinstitute.homestead.com/lectures/osh.html.

Kim Stringfellow

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