Found on EBay – Wildfire

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This dramatic postcard showing a huge wildfire, as seen from Mt. Lowe, has been listed on EBay. We have a cycle of natural disasters in Southern California: Heavy rains around December produce mudslides >> The rains bring spring greenery >> that dies off in the hot summer >> and catches fire in August or September (somebody always picks a hot, dry, windy day to do some welding) >> which denudes the hillsides >> so that when it rains, we get mudslides. Bidding on this card, postmarked 1911, is $2.

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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