George Ballis shares a light moment in 2005 with his wife, Maia, off camera, in their Tollhouse home, the Sun Mountain Experimental Center. Ballis founded National Land for People in 1964. NLP’s goal was straightforward: they wanted small farmers and farmworkers to own the 160-acre parcels that the Reclamation Act promised.
George Ballis shares a light moment in 2005 with his wife, Maia, off camera, in their Tollhouse home, the Sun Mountain Experimental Center. Ballis founded National Land for People in 1964. NLP’s goal was straightforward: they wanted small farmers and farmworkers to own the 160-acre parcels that the Reclamation Act promised. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee file
George Ballis shares a light moment in 2005 with his wife, Maia, off camera, in their Tollhouse home, the Sun Mountain Experimental Center. Ballis founded National Land for People in 1964. NLP’s goal was straightforward: they wanted small farmers and farmworkers to own the 160-acre parcels that the Reclamation Act promised. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee file

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