Parcel 083-171-064
Richard Gilles
Parcel 083-171-064
California Valley series
Parcel 083-171-064 Golf Cart
Richard Gilles
Parcel 083-171-064 Golf Cart
California Valley series
Parcel 082-111-002
Richard Gilles
Parcel 082-111-002
California Valley series
Parcel 082-111-002 Windows
Richard Gilles
Parcel 082-111-002 Windows
California Valley series
Parcel 084-231-028 Trailer
Richard Gilles
Parcel 084-231-028 Trailer
California Valley series
Parcel 084-231-028 Washer Tub 1
Richard Gilles
Parcel 084-231-028 Washer Tub 1
California Valley series
Parcel 084-231-028 Washer Tub 2
Richard Gilles
Parcel 084-231-028 Washer Tub 2
California Valley series
Parcel 084-271-005
Richard Gilles
Parcel 084-271-005
California Valley series
Parcel 084-271-005 Quikrete
Richard Gilles
Parcel 084-271-005 Quikrete
California Valley series
Parcel-084-271-005 Trailer
Richard Gilles
Parcel-084-271-005 Trailer
California Valley series

 

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California Valley

“Beautiful California Valley in the bountiful heart of California, for only $10 down and $10 a month you can own a full 2 1/2 acre Rancho midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.” This is just part of the pitch made in a 1961 full-page LIFE magazine ad when a developer carved up a dusty alkaline desert into a grid of over 7200 parcels with nothing more than scraping out “roads” and adding some signs. Located 50 miles east of the California pacific coast, in the Carrizo Plain, California Valley is comprised of over 24,000 acres that were unsuitable for farming or ranching. This series of photographs picks up some 50 years later on that California dream.