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    • J. D. Black and Yetta Foorman

    • Women's Hats--19th century;
    • Photographic portrait of J. D. Black and Yetta Foorman, Bishop, California residents. Both persons are dressed in formal attire. Yetta Foorman wears a large-brimmed hat adorned with veiling and ostrich plumes. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Rangeland. Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Ranches--California--Owens Valley; Land use, Rural--California--History; Rangelands--California--Owens Valley; Ranches--California--Owens Valley; Barbed wire; Fences
    • Valley rangeland presumably unused for ranching or farming after coming under the ownership of the City of Los Angeles. Barbed wire fence marks off land. Telephone pole in right background. Mountains in background unidentified. They are either...
    • Rangeland. Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Ranches--California--Owens Valley; Land use, Rural--California--History; Rangelands--California--Owens Valley; Ranches--California--Owens Valley;
    • Rangeland presumably unused for ranching or farming after coming under ownership of the City of Los Angeles. In center background are ruins of building among clump of trees. Black mass on right is cactus. Mountains in background unidentified. They...
    • Perry Orchard. Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Orchards--Owens Valley (Calif.); Land use, Rural--California--History;
    • Dead trees, some fallen, in orchard formerly owned by "Perry," but probably acquired by the City of Los Angeles in the mid 1920s. Unidentified snow-capped mountains in the background. Inscription on back of photograph by J. D. Black: "what is left...
    • Big Pine, California. Abandoned Orchard

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Orchards--Owens Valley (Calif.); Land use, Rural--California--History;
    • Dead trees of orchard, under ownership of City of Los Angeles. Unidentified snow-capped mountains in background. Text on back of photograph written in hand of J. D. Black: "Dead Orchard Big Pine." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • City of Los Angeles Well. Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Land use, Rural--California--History; Wells--California--Owens Valley; Groundwater--California--Owens Valley; Canals--California--Owens Valley;...
    • Well probably owned and operated by City of Los Angeles, as indicated by wellhead similar to other city wellheads. Unidentified mountain range in background. Barbed wire fence around property. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Canal Bringing Groundwater from Well to Los Angeles Aqueduct

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Land use, Rural--California--History; Wells--California--Owens Valley; Groundwater--California--Owens Valley; Canals--California--Owens Valley;...
    • One of the canals that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power operated in Owens Valley to bring groundwater pumped from wells to the Los Angeles Aqueduct. In left background are power lines or telephone lines. In right background are the...
    • Los Angeles Aqueduct Canal. Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Land use, Rural--California--History; Canals--California--Owens Valley;
    • Canal part of the Los Angeles Aqueduct system in the Owens Valley operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to bring valley water to Los Angeles. The snow-capped mountains in the right background are most likely the Sierra Nevada,...
    • Occupation of the Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct, Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Canals--California--Owens Valley; Protest movements--California--Owens Valley; Eating and drinking;
    • Owens Valley residents, including men and women, eating during their occupation of the Alabama Gates, of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. This photograph may record either the barbecue held the final day of the occupation (20 November 1924) or else the...
    • Occupation of the Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct, Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Canals--California--Owens Valley; Protest movements--California--Owens Valley; Automobiles--California--20th century;
    • Parked automobiles of Owens Valley residents (described as "ranchers") during their occupation of the Alabama Gates, of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. In right background is spillway of the Gates. Majority of persons occupying the Alabama Gates to the...
    • Occupation of the Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct, Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Canals--California--Owens Valley; Protest movements--California--Owens Valley;
    • Group of ranchers holding the Alabama Gates of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Photographer's inscription in lower middle of photograph: "Bishop Ranchers in Possession of LA Water Supply Nov. 16-20, 1924." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Occupation of the Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct, Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Canals--California--Owens Valley; Protest movements--California--Owens Valley;
    • Owens Valley residents, including men and women, during their occupation of the Alabama Gates, of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Photographer's inscription on lower right of photograph: "Army of Occupation L. A. Aqueduct." In lower left corner is...
    • Occupation of the Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct, Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Canals--California--Owens Valley; Protest movements--California--Owens Valley;
    • Owens Valley residents' occupation of the Alabama Gates, of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Occupiers gathered between bridge over aqueduct and shack. Flag flying over shack. Aqueduct still has water, indicating that this photograph was taken during an...
    • Occupation of the Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct, Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Canals--California--Owens Valley; Protest movements--California--Owens Valley;
    • Bishop, California ranchers releasing water from the Alabama Gates of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. This photograph may have been taken during the initial stages of the occupation since the water is flowing strongly. Photographer's inscription at...
    • Occupation of the Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct, Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Canals--California--Owens Valley; Protest movements--California--Owens Valley;
    • Owens Valley residents, including men and women, during their occupation of the Alabama Gates, of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Aqueduct in foreground. Bridge over aqueduct. Telephone poles visible. Photographer's inscription on front of photograph:...
    • Occupation of the Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct, Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Canals--California--Owens Valley; Protest movements--California--Owens Valley;
    • Band of musicians in front of Alabama Gates of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Children surround musicians. Western star Tom Mix, shooting a movie in the nearby Alabama Hills, supposedly sent a band to the Gates in support of the occupiers. ...
    • Occupation of the Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct, Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Canals--California--Owens Valley; Protest movements--California--Owens Valley;
    • Owens Valley residents eating at the Alabama Gates of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. This photograph may record either the barbecue held the final day of the occupation (20 November 1924) or else the meals that wives of the occupiers served. The low...
    • Occupation of the Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct, Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Canals--California--Owens Valley; Protest movements--California--Owens Valley;
    • If I am not on the JOB, You can find me at the AQUEDUCT was the rallying cry for the people of Bishop, California, during their occupation of the Alabama Gates of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. The slogan was posted in Bishop to inform persons where the...
    • Occupation of the Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct, Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Canals--California--Owens Valley; Protest movements--California--Owens Valley;
    • Owens Valley residents, including men and women, during their occupation of the Alabama Gates, of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Bridge over canal. Shack by bridge. Photographer's inscription in lower left corner: "Army of Occupation L. A. Aqueduct." ...

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