National Geographic : 1948 Dec
Luther Burbank's "Chosen Spot of All Earth" Delights Travelers, Who View the Valleyfrom ItsEastern Approach Indians named the Valley of the Moon, and Jack London, who owned a ranch here, spread its fame. Prosperous littlecommunities, pleasure resorts, vineyards, poultry farms, and cow pastures dot the valley. The mountains "are lovely," Burbank wrote; "the valley is covered with majestic oaks. Icannot describe it."