This collection contains papers pertaining to the socialist cooperative Llano del Rio
Colony, founded by Job Harriman in the Antelope Valley, California, in 1914, and its successor, Newllano, located in Louisiana,
with the bulk dating
from the 1930s. Subjects represented include the Llano
and Newllano colonies, socialism in the United States, and socialist societies.
The Llano del Rio Co-operative Colony was incorporated in 1914 by Los Angeles attorney Job
Harriman, the socialist nominee for mayor of Los Angeles in 1911. The settlement was located
in the Antelope Valley of California near Pearblossom, where an agricultural community was
developed. Because of problems with water rights, transportation for produce, and internal
dissension, the colony was discontinued in 1918. One group of the colonists went to
Louisiana and reestablished a community under the name Newllano.
516 pieces in 4 boxes; 1 oversize folder; 1 oversize volume
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