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The Salton Sea


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Karl Anderson has lived in the Palm Springs area since 1976, where he has owned a CPA practice since 1979. He is an avid historian, art and antiques collector, and enjoys sightseeing expeditions to the Salton Sea and surrounding areas.


Title: The Salton Sea featured in New Book
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date: 6/27/2011 New from Arcadia Publishing's Postcard History Series is The Salton Sea. In vintage photographs and postcards, local author Karl Anderson shares the history of the area. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images, giving readers a unique opportunity to reconnect to the history that shaped their community. The Salton Sea was an accident of man created when heavy rainfall caused the Rio Colorado to swell and breach an Imperial Valley dike in 1905. For two years, water flowed into the Salton Sink and ancient Lake Cahuilla. Today, the sea is 227 feet below sea level, covers approximately 376 square miles and is California's largest lake. During the early 1900s, it became an important bird and waterfowl refuge. When many species of fish were introduced, the Salton Sea also became popular for boating, fishing, hunting and camping activities. Motels, yacht clubs and marinas developed around Salton City and North Shore. During recent decades, the sea has become polluted from agricultural runoff creating a doubtful future for the Salton Sea. However, it remains a sanctuary for anyone who enjoys bird watching, desert landscapes or beautiful farmlands. Highlights of The Salton Sea include:
? Early Years of the Salton Sea and Imperial Valley
? Farming and Crops
? Life in the Imperial Valley
? Resorts and Attractions of the Salton Sea
? Glory Years Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com. Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America's people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com. ###

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