Settling the Hot American West

July 18, 2006

Chris Ayres, an Englishman who is the Los Angeles correspondent for the Times and currently lives in Hollywood, has posted some funny observations about the current heat wave in the Western United States (actually, countrywide).  His humorous perspective touches a topic that I’ve often thought of in the past about the settlement of the deserts of the American West.

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