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Landowners Try to Choke Off Casino's Water With 19th-Century Lawsuit

  • Neighbors dig up 1897 action to kneecap Indian casino
  • Sour grapes alleged in California's valley of `Sideways'

California’s latest water war is being waged at the edge of wine country against an Indian tribe planning a massive casino expansion as a group of landowners tries to stop them with a lawsuit from 1897.

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