A Darker Valley

Wasco, Kern County: Almonds, opiates, unbuilt subdivisions, and the Merced-to-Bakersfield High-Speed Rail line, still under construction, soon to be…
a) a carcass, abandoned for lack of funds
b) a fully funded anachronism offering service between farm towns
c) history’s most expensive bike path
d) the most Instagrammable spot in the San Joaquin Valley
e) Caligula’s horse

5 thoughts on “A Darker Valley”

  1. f) The first three lines from Ozymandias (slightly modified)——

    I met a traveller from an antique land
    Who said: A GREAT MANY vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert………

    1. When you wrote that it made me misremember the movie as being filmed in stark B/W, but it was actually technicolor. A lot of the farm roads in the SJV are from that era.

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