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    • 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,...
    • Letter to S. S. Hayes

    • Letter to S. S. Hayes
    • San Fernando Valley (Calif.); Hayes, S. S.; 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...
    • 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...
    • Owens Valley, California. Winter

    • Owens Valley, California. Winter
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    • View of snow-clad Owens Valley, from either Big Pine, California or else Bishop, California. Unidentified range of mountains in background. Phrase "LA" and image of Los Angeles Coliseum part of frame around photograph. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Owens Valley, California

    • Owens Valley, California
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    • View of floor of Owens Valley looking west to town of Big Pine and the Sierra Nevada. Inscription on front of photograph: "Looking Across Valley at Big Pine. H. W. M. 1007." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Power Station, Pacific Electric Railway, Echo Mountain, California.

    • Power Station, Pacific Electric Railway, Echo Mountain, California.
    • Electric railroads--California--Los Angeles County; Mountains--California--Los Angeles County; Observatories--California--Los Angeles County; Searchlights--California--Los Angeles County;
    • A view of the power station on Echo Mountain, Los Angeles County. A man is standing on the front porch of the powerhouse. The cables are seen in the lower right portion of the image. On the top of the building a man is seen reaching up to the...
    • Letter from Acting Commissioner to Honorable Phil D. Swing

    • Letter from Acting Commissioner to Honorable Phil D. Swing
    • Legislation--California; Contracts; Los Angeles (Calif.) Board of Public Service Commissioners; Swing, Philip David, 1884-1963; 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 to Rose Black from Victor H. Tuttle

    • Letter to Rose Black from Victor H. Tuttle
    • Business; Los Angeles Aqueduct (Calif.); Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Tuttle, Victor H.; Black, Rose
    • 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...
    • Big Pine, Benner farm, abandoned

    • Big Pine, Benner farm, abandoned
    • Abandoned farms--California--Big Pine; Ruins--California--Owens Valley; Barns; Agriculture--California--Owens Valley; 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...
    • Letter from H. H. Kinney to J. D. Black

    • Letter from H. H. Kinney to J. D. Black
    • Big Pine Reparations Association; Indictments; 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 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 S. S. Hayes to J. D. Black

    • Letter from S. S. Hayes to J. D. Black
    • Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960; Hayes; S. S.; 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...
    • Protest against the City of Los Angeles

    • Protest against the City of Los Angeles
    • Newspapers--California--Los Angeles; Barmore, A. G. (Albert); Joseph, Louis; Rossi, Rafael; Sanger, W. A.; Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960; McDonald, A. R.; Higgins, Ralph A.; Mendenhall, W. W.; Williams, H. R.; Water rights--California--Owens...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Letter from J. D. Black to Victor H. Tuttle

    • Letter from J. D. Black to Victor H. Tuttle
    • Owens Valley Herald; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Tuttle, Victor H.; Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960
    • 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 Victor H. Tuttle to J. D. Black

    • Letter from Victor H. Tuttle to J. D. Black
    • Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960; Tuttle, Victor H.; Owens Valley Herald; R. L. Craig & Co.; 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...

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