Vic Taylor (1910–2001)

Water is everything
  • Jane Wehrey
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Oral History book series (PSOH)


A civil engineer and hydrographer with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for over forty years, Vic Taylor acquired first hand an encyclopedic knowledge of Eastern Sierra geology water sources, snow conditions, and weather history1 With his wife Eleanor contributing, Vic talked with interviewer Richard Potashin in 1991 at the Taylors’ home in Independence; describing that career took him back in memory to a lifetime of camping, fishing, hunting, and skiing among the Eastern Sierra landscapes he first explored as a boy.


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  1. 2.
    Wallace Stegner, “Living Dry,” in Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West (New York: Random House, 1992), 61.Google Scholar

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