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“The Government Is Hard to Deal With”: Federal Reclamation

Richard J. Orsi

in Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520200197
eISBN:
9780520940864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200197.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter studies the Truckee-Carson Reclamation Project, which was the first project selected to be built under the National Reclamation Act. It shows the various reclamation services provided by ... More


Grounds for Review: The Garden Festival in Urban Planning and Design

Andrew Theokas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235392
eISBN:
9781846314643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314643
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Garden Festivals are more than temporary horticultural expositions. Complex and phased, these projects have additional significance as planning stratagems, reclamation projects, public art venues, ... More


. The Twentieth Century: Rapid Population Growth and Urban Expansion

Robert W. Hastings

in The Lakes of Pontchartrain: Their History and Environments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732719
eISBN:
9781604734706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732719.003.0009
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter discusses population growth and urbanization along the Pontchartrain basin in the twentieth century. Topics covered include the construction of vacation camps which became a major source ... More


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