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    • Act of Congress, Public No. 395, summary

    • Act of Congress, Public No. 395, summary
    • Legislation--United States; Land use; Water-supply--California--Management; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt approved the Los Angeles Water Supply Bill to the Secretary of the Interior. The Right of Act was passed allowing the City of Los Angeles to acquire lands and water rights in Owens Valley for the construction...
    • Act of Congress, Public No. 395

    • Act of Congress, Public No. 395
    • Legislation--United States; Land use; Los Angeles Aqueduct (Calif.); Water-supply--California--Management; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt approved the Los Angeles Water Supply Bill to the Secretary of the Interior. The Right of Act was passed allowing the City of Los Angeles to acquire lands and water rights in Owens Valley for the construction...
    • California Reparations Act of 1925

    • California Reparations Act of 1925
    • Reparations; Legislation--California; Land use; Water-supply, Agricultural; Los Angeles Aqueduct (Calif.); Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--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 bring Owens Valley water to the city. During the 1920s, the...
    • [Invitation to a luncheon to discuss Proposition 11]

    • [Invitation to a luncheon to discuss Proposition 11]
    • Catholic Interracial Council (Los Angeles, Calif.); Jesuits--California;
    • An invitation to a luncheon hosted by the Women's Fair Employment Practices Committee of the Catholic Interracial Council to promote awareness of Proposition 11, the Fair Employment Practices Act. The invitation has been folded into thirds.
    • Letter from Big Pine Property Owners Association to Phil D. Swing

    • Letter from Big Pine Property Owners Association to Phil D. Swing
    • Legislation--United States; Contracts; Swing, Philip David, 1884-1963; United States. Bureau of Reclamation; Los Angeles (Calif.) Board of Public Service Commissioners; Water-supply--California--Management; Water rights--California--Owens Valley;...
    • Big Pine Property Owners Association (BPPOA) was established to represent the property interests of Big Pine residents, and the organization held its first meeting on December 8, 1924. A. G. Barmore, editor and owner of the Big Pine Citizen, served...
    • Letter from Peter A. Breen to A. G. Barmore

    • Letter from Peter A. Breen to A. G. Barmore
    • Lawyers; Actions and defenses; Reparations; Barmore, A. G. (Albert); Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • After a reparations bill of California was passed in April 1925, the Big Pine Property Owners Association (BPPOA) formed the Big Pine Reparations Association (BPRA) on July 29, 1925 to establish reparations claims against the City of Los Angeles...
    • Letter from Peter A. Breen to A. G. Barmore

    • Letter from Peter A. Breen to A. G. Barmore
    • Lawyers; Actions and defenses; Reparations; Legislation--California; Barmore, A. G. (Albert); Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • After a reparations bill of California was passed in April 1925, the Big Pine Property Owners Association (BPPOA) formed the Big Pine Reparations Association (BPRA) on July 29, 1925 to establish reparations claims against the City of Los Angeles...
    • Letter from Thomas M. Carlson to J. D. Black

    • Letter from Thomas M. Carlson to J. D. Black
    • Reparations; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960; Carlson, Thomas M.
    • J. D. Black (1893-1960), also known as Jack, was a merchant of Big Pine and Bishop, California. He was a leader in the fight of Big Pine for reparations from the City of Los Angeles during the Owens Valley water controversy. In the 1920s, he served...
    • Ruins of City Hall, Compton Calif.

    • Ruins of City Hall, Compton Calif.
    • Earthquakes--California--Compton; Earthquake damage--California--Compton; City halls--California--Compton
    • Exterior view of Compton City Hall after the 1933 earthquake; large portions of wall have fallen away, a portion of the roof has collapsed, and piles of rubble surround the building. A man in uniform stands in front of the building, looking away.
    • Compton Quake #22, March 10, 1933

    • Compton Quake #22, March 10, 1933
    • Earthquakes--California--Compton; Earthquake damage--California--Compton;
    • Photograph of wreckage from the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake. A policeman and several civilians are outside amid large piles of rubble. A car has been crushed under the falling debris, and the ruins of a building can be seen in the background.
    • Compton Bank now open

    • Compton Bank now open
    • Earthquakes--California--Compton; Earthquake damage--California--Compton; Banks--California--Compton;
    • Photograph of the Security First National Bank, showing wreckage from the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake. The sidewalk is covered in rubble, and a burst pipe sprays water into the air.
    • On the Pike at Long Beach after quake

    • On the Pike at Long Beach after quake
    • Earthquakes--California--Long Beach; Long Beach Earthquake, Calif., 1933; Earthquake damage--California--Long Beach;
    • Earthquake damage on the Pike. The facade of a building in the foreground has fallen away completely, and fallen bricks cover the street. On the right is a street lamp whose large central bulb has come off, and is on a bench in the foreground. ...

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