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    • Big Pine, California. Snow-Covered House

    • Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960; Black, Sophie Louise;
    • Woman and children in front of snow-covered house, which is most likely that of J. D. Black. Phrase "LA" and image of Los Angeles Coliseum part of frame around photograph. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Letter submitted by L. M. Maynard in answer to a questionnaire

    • Business; Maynard, L.M.; Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960; 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...
    • Agreement of March 9, 1921 and letter from Phil D. Swing to J. D. Black

    • United States. Bureau of Reclamation; Los Angeles (Calif.) Board of Public Service Commissioners; Contracts; Bien, Morris; Robertson, Howard; Vroman, James P.; Stephens, Jess E.; Anderson, F. G.; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water...
    • 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...
    • Agreement of March 29, 1920

    • United States. Bureau of Reclamation; Bien, Morris; Robertson, Howard; Vroman, James P.; Burnell, Charles S.; Eberhard, Ray C.; 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...
    • Letter submitted by L. M. Maynard in answer to a questionnaire

    • Business; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Maynard, L. M.
    • 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...
    • Handwritten notes on Big Pine reparations claims

    • Reparations; Big Pine Reparations Association; Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960; 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...
    • John Black Family

    • Black, John; Black, Rose; Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960; Black, Rosalind; Black Family;
    • The family of John Black (seated); wife Rose seated; children Rosalind and J. D. behind their parents. Inscription on top of photograph: "The Black Family." Names of persons in photograph inscribed on bottom of photograph by J. D. Black: "Father...
    • John Black's First Business. Bishop, California

    • Black, John;
    • Site of first business of John Black in Bishop, California. Figure to left of tree on right may be John Black. Inscription on accompanying grocer's ticket, most likely in hand of his son J. D. Black: "WHERE JOHN BLACK STARTED BUSINESS BLACK'S...
    • J. D. Black  and Johnny McKay

    • Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960; Black, Sophie Louise (1895-1989); McKay, Johnny;
    • Portrait of young J. D. Black in lap of Johnny McKay, with family dog at side. Inscription on accompanying grocer's ticket by J.D. Black: "Johny (sic) McKay and Yours Truly." Sepia print on cabinet board. Bottom and right edge of board serrated. ...
    • Rose Black

    • Black, Rose;
    • Portrait of Rose Black. Inscription on front of photograph: "MOTHER." Inscription on back of photograph: "Mr. John Black Big Pine California. Mrs. Black Bishop Cal." Based on the photographer and the similar border, this photograph was probably...
    • John McAlpin

    • McAlpin, John; Black, John; Oriental Photographic Parlors (San Francisco, Calif.); Oriental Photographic Gallery (Ferndale, Calif.);
    • Portrait of John McAlpin, possible resident of Bodie, California. Inscription on accompanying grocer's ticket in handwriting of J. D. Black: "John McAlpin Bodie FATHERS (sic) PARTNER Bodie." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • John Black

    • Black, John;
    • Photographic portrait of John Black. Text at top border in hand of J. D. Black: "Dad." Text on back of photograph in hand of J. D. Black: "Mr. John Black Big Pine Cal." Based on the photographer and the similar border, this photograph was probably...
    • First Bishop Taxi

    • Tarrington, Baldy;
    • On the front of the original photographic postcard is written, "The First Bishop Taxi." The identity of the occupants of the automobile is unknown, although on the back of the photograph is written, "Baldy Tarrington," perhaps the driver....
    • Tonopah, Nevada. John Black and W. W. Booth

    • Black, John; Booth, W. W.;
    • Left: W(illiam) W. Booth, editor of the Tonopah, Nevada, newspaper, the Tonopah Daily Bonanza. Right: John Black, resident of Big Pine, California. Unknown business in background. Polarity of tintype is reversed. Inscription on back: "Me and my...
    • Letter from J. S. Payne to J. D. Black

    • Business; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960; Payne, J. S.; Winchester-Simmons Company
    • 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...
    • Big Pine, Steward residence, abandoned

    • Abandoned farms--California--Big Pine; Agriculture--California--Owens Valley; Land use; Trees; Barbed wire; Fences; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • It is likely that the land was formerly owned by Big Pine farmer Mr. Steward for his residence, but later purchased and torn down by the City of Los Angeles. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began...
    • Owens Valley Residents

    • Ober, Bert; Machado, Ramon; Epperly, Frank; Black, John; Mitchell, George;
    • Group photograph of (top row, left to right) Bert Ober, "Miller," George Mitchell, (bottom row, left to right), Frank Epperly, Ramon Machado. Accompanying grocer's ticket in hand of J. D. Black records subjects of photograph. Crude painted studio...

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