Authors David Carle, former State Park Ranger, and Don Banta, Lee Vining resident and historian, explore the human history of the Mono Basin through images and accompanying text to show the history of the watershed, its places, people, and challenges. The final chapter portrays the struggle to save Mono Lake, with photos ranging from the town of West Portal with its own rope tow ski area, to the formation of the Committee and the successful State Water Board hearings. A great gift for any Mono Basin enthusiast. Paperback, Arcadia Publishing, 128 pages, 9¼˝ x 6½˝.
This book is chock full of historical photographs of the
culture, ecology, buildings, and local life of the Mono Lake and Lee Vining
area. The captions below each photo
provide a wealth of information.
Overall, Mono Lake Basin is a fun and comprehensive look at the local
area. — Rose Catron, MLC Office Director