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    • Letter from V. L. Jones to Big Pine Reparations Association

    • Letter from V. L. Jones to Big Pine Reparations Association
    • Big Pine Reparations Association; Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960; Jones, Vivian L.; Burdick, Edwin E.; 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 from Big Pine Reparations Association to Vivian L. Jones

    • Letter from Big Pine Reparations Association to Vivian L. Jones
    • Big Pines Reparations Association; Reparations; Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960; Jones, Vivian L.; Burdick, Edwin E.; 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...
    • Paiute Women

    • Paiute Women
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    • Three Paiute women with their children in cradleboards. The Anglo-American crowd in the background shows that this is a public event, perhaps the Paiute's annual dance festival, or else some kind of fair. Inscription at lower left of the postcard...
    • Owens Valley, California, Central Area

    • Owens Valley, California, Central Area
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    • This photograph was taken looking to the west. The mountains in the background are the Sierra Nevada. Big Pine, California, home of J. D. Black, is to the upper right of the photograph. The Los Angeles Aqueduct intake, noted in pen in lower left,...
    • John Black Family

    • 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...
    • Scene in Venice, California

    • Scene in Venice, California
    • Canals--California--Los Angeles; Recreation areas--California--Los Angeles; Boathouses--California--Los Angeles; Dwellings--California--Los Angeles;
    • Overhead view of part of Venice, California, with the Lion Canal in the foreground and the Grand Canal running through the center and on to the right. Between the two canals is the Cosmos Club and across the Grand Canal is a boathouse.
    • Big Pine, Steward residence, abandoned

    • 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...
    • Big Pine, Wilson house, abandoned

    • 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, Sam McMurry house, abandoned

    • 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...

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