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    • Big Pine Canal. Los Angeles City Illegal Diversion Ditch

    • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power;
    • Diversion ditch from Big Pine Canal, most likely illegally cut by City of Los Angeles employees in August 1924. The ditch is now filled in, and the Big Pine Canal (background, lined with brush) was no longer in use a source of irrigation water for...
    • Big Pine Canal. Los Angeles City Illegal Diversion Ditch

    • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power;
    • Diversion ditch from Big Pine Canal, most likely illegally cut by City of Los Angeles employees in August 1924. The ditch is now filled in, and the Big Pine Canal (background, lined with brush) was no longer in use a source of irrigation water for...
    • Big Pine Citizen, August 13, 1927

    • Inyo County Bank; Banks and banking; Actions and defenses; Owens Valley (Calif.)--Social conditions; Advertising; Water-supply--California--Management; Big Pine (Calif.)--History; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water...
    • The Big Pine Citizen was the weekly newspaper of Big Pine, a town in the northern Owens Valley of the California Sierras. The newspaper expressed the viewpoint of Big Pine residents on Los Angeles' control of the Owens Valley water supply during...
    • Big Pine, abandoned farmhouse

    • Abandoned houses--California--Big Pine; Abandoned buildings--California--Big Pine; Trees; Land use; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • House was purchased and abandoned by the City of Los Angeles. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights in the Owens Valley in 1905. The Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in 1913 to...
    • Big Pine, Ben McMurry farm, abandoned

    • Abandoned buildings--California--Big Pine; Abandoned farms--California--Big Pine; Land use; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • Farm was purchased and abandoned by the City of Los Angeles. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights in the Owens Valley in 1905. The Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in 1913 to...
    • Big Pine, California. Abandoned Orchard

    • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power;
    • 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.
    • Big Pine, Gordons farm, abandoned

    • Abandoned buildings--California--Big Pine; Abandoned farms--California--Big Pine; Land use; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • Farm was probably purchased and abandoned by the City of Los Angeles. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights in the Owens Valley in 1905. The Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in...
    • Big Pine, Jim Lane house, abandoned

    • Abandoned houses--California--Big Pine; Abandoned buildings--California--Big Pine; Fences; Land use; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • Farm was purchased and abandoned by the City of Los Angeles. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights in the Owens Valley in 1905. The Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in 1913 to...
    • Big Pine, Lyman farm, abandoned

    • Abandoned buildings--California--Big Pine; Abandoned farms--California--Big Pine; Land use; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • Farm was probably purchased and abandoned by the City of Los Angeles. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights in the Owens Valley in 1905. The Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in...
    • Big Pine, Sam McMurry house, abandoned

    • Abandoned houses--California--Big Pine; Abandoned buildings--California--Big Pine; Land use; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • House was purchased and abandoned by the City of Los Angeles. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights in the Owens Valley in 1905. The Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in 1913 to...
    • Big Pine, Sam Meredith farm, abandoned

    • Abandoned buildings--California--Big Pine; Abandoned farms--California--Big Pine; Land use; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • Farm was probably purchased and abandoned by the City of Los Angeles. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights in the Owens Valley in 1905. The Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in...
    • Big Pine, Wilson house, abandoned

    • Abandoned houses--California--Big Pine; Abandoned buildings--California--Big Pine; Land use; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • House was purchased and abandoned by the City of Los Angeles. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights in the Owens Valley in 1905. The Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in 1913 to...
    • Big Pine, Wilson ranch, abandoned

    • Ranches--California--Owens Valley; Abandoned farms--California--Big Pine; Orchards--California--Big Pine; Agriculture--California--Owens Valley; Trees; Land use; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • Orchard farm was purchased and abandoned by the City of Los Angeles. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights in the Owens Valley in 1905. The Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in...
    • Big Pine, Wilson ranch, abandoned

    • Ranches--California--Owens Valley; Abandoned farms--California--Big Pine; Orchards--California--Big Pine; Agriculture--California--Owens Valley; Trees; Land use; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • Ranch was purchased and abandoned by the City of Los Angeles. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights in the Owens Valley in 1905. The Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in 1913 to...
    • Big Pine, Wilson ranch, abandoned

    • Ranches--California--Owens Valley; Abandoned farms--California--Big Pine; Orchards--California--Big Pine; Agriculture--California--Owens Valley; Trees; Land use; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • Ranch was purchased and abandoned by the City of Los Angeles. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights in the Owens Valley in 1905. The Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in 1913 to...
    • Center Schoolhouse. Owens Valley, California

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    • Abandoned Center Schoolhouse in Owens Valley. Overturned outhouse at left. Inscription in ink on back of photograph by J. D. Black: "Abandoned Center School House (note wood-pecked holes on side walls." Title supplied by cataloger.

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