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Old 08-25-2017, 03:00 PM
 
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Isn't Slab City just abunch of mobile trailer homes all huddled up? It's basically Skidrow in the desert from the Youtube videos i'v seen
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA, USA 92509
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Isn't Slab City just abunch of mobile trailer homes all huddled up? It's basically Skidrow in the desert from the Youtube videos i'v seen
I've seen several videos on YouTube pertaining to Slab City (aka, "Stab City" ) as well. GSR13 told me in another thread that it's basically a squatter's haven, and is still dangerous to the average city slicker (like me or you), due to squatters, the us-against-the-world mentality, territorialism due to the lack of basic boundaries of one's property, and of course, meth.
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:16 PM
 
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You worded it much better than i could (: yes i always thought of it to be a place where people go to live off the grid from the government
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA, USA 92509
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You worded it much better than i could (: yes i always thought of it to be a place where people go to live off the grid from the government
It may very well still be.
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA, USA 92509
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Have any of you watched the documentary called "Darwin" (2011)? It exposes the life in the very small town of Darwin, which is located near Death Valley. The residents discourage any more outsiders from moving there, or even traveling through it, due to the difficulty in obtaining water.

One thing that the film does not mention is that the Grand Poobah of Darwin, who gets the most screen-time, is on the list of sex offenders. Most of these types, as well as outlaw bikers, meth cooks, tweakers, squatters, vandals, and other sorts of riff-raff tend to favor those out-of-sight places. Many of these aforementioned types head out to the far reaches of the open desert to escape previous transgressions and basically the law.
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:43 PM
 
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I forgot to mention, Lake Los Angeles in the Antelope Valley is also a haven for these types.
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA, USA 92509
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I forgot to mention, Lake Los Angeles in the Antelope Valley is also a haven for these types.
Really?

BTW, you've heard of Trona, right?

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Old 08-25-2017, 04:16 PM
 
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Really?

BTW, you've heard of Trona, right?
Is that the town where the high school football team plays on a rock field?
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Old 08-25-2017, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA, USA 92509
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Is that the town where the high school football team plays on a rock field?
Yes, that's Trona High School. Home of the Trona Tornadoes.
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Old 08-25-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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Yes, that's Trona High School. Home of the Trona Tornadoes.
Should be Trona Dust Devils
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