Talk:Searles Valley, California

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Searles Valley and Trona, separate places[edit]

According to the USGS, the official authority on geographic locations in the United States, Searles Valley and Trona are separate populated places (search Should this article reflect this? Rsduhamel (talk) 06:09, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

After comparing maps from the U.S. Census Bureau (here and here) with populated place locations from the USGS (here), it is clear that the Searles Valley CDP includes the unincorporated communities of Pioneer Point, Trona, Searles Valley and Argus. I'm putting this information into the article but since I used locations of named places at the USGS and maps from the USCB it is likely to be flagged as original research? Rsduhamel (talk) 07:02, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

There was a separate Trona article, but I just realized someone merged it into this one --bad move since there is plenty of precedent for creating articles about commonly known areas rather than merging them on technical grounds (besides, things can be clarified in separate articles). I may separate them again. --Bobak (talk) 16:22, 13 November 2008 (UTC)