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Laflin, P., 1995. The Salton Sea: California's overlooked treasure. The Periscope, Coachella Valley Historical Society, Indio, California. 61 pp. (Reprinted in 1999)

THE SALTON SEA 
CALIFORNIA'S OVERLOOKED TREASURE

by Pat Laflin

Canoeing off Date Palm Beach, Salton Sea

 

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I BEFORE THE PRESENT SEA

Page

Chapter 1 The Salton Sea-Its Beginnings

3

Chatpter 2 Lost Ships of the Desert

9

Chapter 3 The Salt Works

11

Chapter 4 Creating the Oasis

13

Chapter 5 The Imperial Valley is Born

17

Chapter 6 A Runaway River

21

PART II LIVING WITH THE SEA

Chapter 7 Remembering the Salton Sea's First Years

31

Chapter 8 Mudpots, Geysers and Mullet Island

33

Chapter 9 Sea of Dreams

37

Chapter 10 Speedboats in the Desert

45

Chapter 11 Fishing the Salton Sea

51

Chapter 12 Where Barnacles Grow on the Sage

53

PART III WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE?

Chapter 13 Restoring the Salton Sea

57

Bibliography

58

Postscript

59



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