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For over 60 years, real estate developers have sold a dream in the California desert: If you buy land now, you will get rich one day. Thousands of people believed this dream, but much of the land they bought was nearly worthless.

Join us today for a special live virtual conversation in partnership with The Autry Museum of the American West featuring KPCC/LAist senior reporter and “California City” podcast host Emily Guerin, the Desert Oracle’s Ken Layne, and artist and curator Kim Stringfellow. Together they’ll explore who lives in the desert, their motivation for doing so, and how this obsession with getting rich off the desert came about.


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