Mary Austin Home, Independence, California

California Historical Marker #229 at 253 Market Street in Independence (actual marker is partially in shade at lower left)--The former home of famed writer Mary Austin (September 9, 1868 – August 13, 1934). This is where she composed her classic book "The Land Of Little Rain," first published in 1903-- "a collection of short stories and essays detailing the landscape and inhabitants of the American Southwest. A message of environmental conservation and a philosophy of cultural and sociopolitical regionalism loosely links the stories together" (quote from the Wikipedia page). View is slightly west of due north. A Google street car image I cropped and processed through photoshop.

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