The Big Pine Citizen was the weekly newspaper of Big Pine, California, a town in the northern Owens Valley of the California Sierras. The Big Pine Citizen Newspaper Collection (CSLA-30) holds issues from the years 1922, and 1924 to 1928, the decade in which the Owens Valley Water Wars between the City of Los Angeles and the people of the Owens Valley over the control of land and corresponding water rights was at its height. Thus, the newspapers here contain much information, from the viewpoint of Owens Valley residents, on Los Angeles' control of the Owens Valley water supply.
The William H. Hannon Library is grateful for the grant from Metabolic Studio that made possible the digitization of this portion of the Big Pine Citizen Newspaper Collection to commemorate the centennial of the construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct.
Access the Los Angeles Aqueduct Digital Platform, funded also by the Metabolic Studio and developed by the UCLA Libraries.
More resources about the water wars available at the Library can be found here.