California City: Wonderland (2016 - 2017)

The real estate developer Nathan Mendelsohn initially promoted the image of California City as a paradise for recreation that would utilize the water that supposedly existed in abundance underground.  How people now use this land for recreation drastically differs from what Mendelsohn originally envisioned for his city.  During holiday weekends, thousands of people descend to this normally uninhabited land and take advantage of the existing street network with their ATVs and dirt bikes that blanket the landscape with thick dust.

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