Just a few years ago, like around the 1820's, there were few inhabitants in this area. Mainly native Indians and a few Hispanics, Chinese, Whites, Spaniards and a couple of Basque sheepherders. The Indians were a little unhappy about what they considered a population invasion in their private hunting grounds. But, the chief Indian, Mika "Racoon" O'Neil, yes, I forgot to mention there were a few Irishmen around too, figured out that all the other races really liked to drink and gamble. So, Mika set up the first gambling casino on this hill where he and the tribe made big wampum from all the other folks and eventually retired to Palm Springs.
(everything above is ficticious except the part about the Basque sheepherders and the Irishmen)
Round Mountain Road, Kern County, California 2012
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