We are writing a book on Job Harriman and the Llano del Rio Cooperative Colony to be published in early 1989. Harriman (1861-1925) was the West Coast's most prominent Socialist. He founded the Llano colony in the Mojave Desert in 1914 after narrowly losing the Los Angeles mayoral election in 1911. The colony lasted until 1918 in California, at which time it relocated in Louisiana and continued on through the Depression. For research purposes, we would appreciate hearing from any descendants of relatives of the original Llano colonists or of Harriman himself, as well as from anyone who might be knowledgeable about daily life in the Mojave colony.
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