Project Credits

There It Is—Take It! was conceived, researched, and developed by Kim Stringfellow. Audio production and sound design by Tim Halbur.

The Friends of the Eastern California Museum acted as partner and fiscal sponsor for this project. Special thanks goes to Jon Klusmire, Roberta Harlan, and Richard Potashin of the ECM for their support and valued assistance with research.

Professor John Walton, author of Western Times and Water Wars: State, Culture, and Rebellion in California acted as humanities consultant for this project.

We would like to thank the following individuals for their involvement and assistance in developing this project: Alan Bacock, Fred Barker, Lee Baron, Mark Bagley, Kevin Carunchio, Greg James, William Kahrl, Benett Kessler, Dr. Sally Manning, Nancy Masters, Stan Matlick, Daris Moxley, Chris Plakos, Jonathan Parfrey, Daniel Prichett, Mike Prather, Ted Schade, Thaddeus Taylor, Brian Tillemans, Bill VanWagoner, Sam Wasson, Harry Williams, and Sandy Jefferson Young.

We would also like to thank the following: Sierra Wave Media, Inyo County, Eastern California Museum, Owens Valley Committee, and finally the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for supporting this project through their input, consultation, and willingness to contribute to the development of this program.

Kim Stringfellow graciously thanks everyone at Cal Humanities for their continued support of projects of this kind.

Music Credits:

  • • Black Twig Pickers and Steve Gunn, “Old Strange” used on Tracks 2 and 17 (Creative Commons license)
  • • Black Twig Pickers and Steve Gunn, “Sally in the Garden Sifting Sand” used on Track 11 (Creative Commons license)
  • • Black Twig Pickers and Steve Gunn, “Salted Caramel” used on Track 12 (Creative Commons license)
  • • Glenn Jones, “A Geranium for Mano-A-Mano” used on Tracks 5 and 15 (Creative Commons license)
  • • Marisa Anderson, “A Dream of Willie McTell” used on Tracks 7 and 10 (Creative Commons license)
  • • Claire Diterzi, “White Sands” used on Tracks 9 and 16 (used by permission)
  • • Columbia Saxophone Sextette, “Frogs Legs” used on Track 3
  • • Venetian Trio, “Evening Chimes” and Athenian Mandolin Quarter, “Cacliz March” used on Track 4

All music provided by Free Music Archive under Creative Commons except for Claire Diterzi used by permission.

Archival Audio:

  • • Ernest Kinney recorded oral history on Track 3 recorded and interviewed by Richard Potashin for the Eastern California Museum Oral History Program (ECM #69). Recording courtesy Inyo County Eastern California Museum.
  • City Of Destiny soundtrack excerpt produced by Standard Oil in 1947. Courtesy
  • Frontier Horizon (The Three Mesquiteers series, Republic Pictures, 1939) starring John Wayne, Ray Corrrigan, and Raymond Hatton. Courtesy
  • • Antonio Villaraigosa LORP celebration speech courtesy NPR affiliate, Carrie Kahn. Listen to Kahn’s original NPR Morning Addition broadcast from December 7, 2006; “L.A. Returns Water to the Owens Valley”.

This project was made possible with support from Cal Humanities, an independent non-profit state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, visit Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in There It Is—Take It! do not necessarily represent those of the California Council for the Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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