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Little Landers Inc. Collection
MS.014  
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Description
This collection of business records documents Little Landers, Inc., a utopian farming community established in the Tia Juana River Valley by William E. Smythe in 1908. At its peak, 300 families farmed at the site. The community struggled financially and the farming land was destroyed in January 1916 by the “Hatfield Flood.” The collection was donated to the San Diego Public Library in September 1959.
Extent
2 boxes, 1 cu. ft.
Restrictions
San Diego Public Library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claims of the copyright holder. Permission to copy or publish any portion of San Diego Public Library's collection must be given by the San Diego Public Library.
Availability
Collection is open for research.