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Travertine Rock, on the shoreline of ancient Lake Cahuilla, is on the Imperial/Riverside county line. Irrigation water stops at the border, rich agriculture to the north, barren low desert to the south.

(March 3, 2005)


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The Salton Sea, accidentally man-made in the early 20th centry, viewed from Travertine Rock.

(March 3, 2005)


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Johnsons Landing at Salton City on the Salton Sea. The beach here is composed entirely of fish bone and stinks. I was accosted here by a deputy sherrif who mistook my tripod for a firearm.

(March 3, 2005)


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