Tag: History

Revisiting L.A.’s Floodpath: A Boom Interview with Jon Wilkman

Jon Wilkman Editor’s note: Over the past seven years, Boom has focused much of its attention on water in California. […]

What is a River in California?

Susannah Sayler Edward Morris What is a river? This is not a question we ask every day because it seems […]

Michel Foucault in Death Valley: A Boom interview with Simeon Wade

Simeon Wade Heather Dundas Editor’s Note: Michel Foucault (born Paul-Michel Foucault in 1926) was one of the central thinkers of […]

Illusions and Perversions in California’s History of Preservation

Nathan F. Sayre Laura Watt’s catchy title, The Paradox of Preservation,[1] doesn’t do her book proper justice. What she terms […]

Sonoma’s Fading Images of Hwy 12

Mike Acker Running through the heart of Sonoma County’s unincorporated communities of Boyes Hot Springs, Fetters Hot Springs, and Agua […]

On the Road to the Summer of Love

Dennis McNally Editor’s Note: In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, the California Historical Society’s “On […]

The Other “Other” California

Gerald W. Haslam Growing up in an oilfield community at the southern end of the Great Central Valley, I for […]

Mapping LA-tinx Suburbia

Genevieve Carpio Andy Rutkowski   One of the most famous attempts to describe Los Angeles depicts it as an enclave of […]

The Myth of a Desert Metropolis: Los Angeles was not built in a desert, but are we making it one?

Glen M. MacDonald The question is posed like this. You’ve probably heard it or asked it yourself. Perhaps at a […]