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The Central Sacramento Valley Story

The Central Sacramento Valley Story

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After describing the Central Valley of California the book focuses onthe flood plain of the Sacramento River where most of the landsadjoining the river were a series of Mexican Land Grants. Thesegrants were broken into private holdings after statehood and the challengingeffort to reclaim the overflow lands began.The book covers the political and natural challenges in reclaiming these landstogether with the introduction of a new crop, rice, and the development ofnew machines, primarily the Caterpillar tractor, that aided significantly inmaking the reclamation efforts successful.
After describing the Central Valley of California the book focuses onthe flood plain of the Sacramento River where most of the landsadjoining the river were a series of Mexican Land Grants. Thesegrants were broken into private holdings after statehood and the challengingeffort to reclaim the overflow lands began.The book covers the political and natural challenges in reclaiming these landstogether with the introduction of a new crop, rice, and the development ofnew machines, primarily the Caterpillar tractor, that aided significantly inmaking the reclamation efforts successful.

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Publish date: Dec 2010
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Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9781456827106
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