Prendergast and Friends Part 4

In this week's analysis of the Prendergast Collection, I found an interesting 1959 poll that revealed the "the geographical interests and prejudices" of Northern and Southern Californians on the proposed water program of Governor Brown Sr. (the father of our current governor). To summarize the results, Northerners felt that they would be cheated by the plan as Southerners would be given an unfair amount of Nor Cal water, while Southerners believed that the Northerners were being stingy and heartless. This document was particularly fascinating to me because it demonstrated the deeply rooted rivalry between the two parts of the state. I would be interested in seeing the results of this same poll done today, especially with the next drought looming around the corner... 


See you next week,

Nick Gordon