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September 10, 1993
The State Lands Commission voted 3 to 0 Thursday to sell a 640-acre patch of desert in Imperial County, called Slab City, to Escondido building contractor Don Campbell. Campbell's bid of $164,000 was the only offer made on the property and was accepted by the commission at its meeting in Sacramento. Each winter, the abandoned World War II military base is home to thousands of recreational vehicle driving tourists, drawn by warm weather and the chance to stay for free.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1993
The State Lands Commission voted 3 to 0 Thursday to sell a 640-acre patch of desert in Imperial County, called Slab City, to Escondido building contractor Don Campbell. Campbell's bid of $164,000 was the only offer made on the property and was accepted by the commission at its meeting in Sacramento. Each winter, the abandoned World War II military base is home to thousands of recreational vehicle driving tourists, drawn by warm weather and the chance to stay for free.
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September 7, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Kirk, shirtless and sitting under camouflage netting to block the 106-degree heat, swats at a horsefly and explains that he is living the American dream. "Nobody here is God or the law," said Kirk, 67, a retired building contractor from San Bernardino. "It's one of the last places left in America with real freedom, without some squirrel telling you how to live. That's what sold me on the Slabs."
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September 7, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Kirk, shirtless and sitting under camouflage netting to block the 106-degree heat, swats at a horsefly and explains that he is living the American dream. "Nobody here is God or the law," said Kirk, 67, a retired building contractor from San Bernardino. "It's one of the last places left in America with real freedom, without some squirrel telling you how to live. That's what sold me on the Slabs."
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