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Peter Goin
In 1907, by Proclamation of President Roosevelt, all federal lands in California, Arizona, and New Mexico within 60 feet of the border line were set apart as a public reservation. Although this frontier is occasionally usurped by ranchers and farmers or for urban development, it represents the formal establishment of a "no-man's land" along the entire length of the Mexican-American border. In principle, this zone provides easy access for monument maintenance; in areas like this near Tecate, it also provides a convienent and expanded fire break. The view is looking east toward Monument No. 244., 1985-87
toned gelatin silver contact print, 9 5/8 x 12 1/2"
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Foundation
Copyright 1987, Peter Goin


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