Even in 1542, Southern California's air quality was in question August 22, 2015

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Even in 1542, Southern California's air quality was in question August 22, 2015 The San Luis Obispo Tribune
... During the 19th century, many recent arrivals from the East and Midwest thought the fires were deliberately started by Native Americans to facilitate their killing of wild game ...  historical documents, indicate that Native Americans employed extensive burning of chaparral and shrub lands as a means of land management. They sought to turn the former into native grasslands to promote the proliferation of deer, antelope and small game...


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