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    • Letter from Phil D. Swing to J. D. Black

    • Letter from Phil D. Swing to J. D. Black
    • Legislation--California; Contracts; United States. Bureau of Reclamation; Los Angeles (Calif.) Board of Public Service Commissioners; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • 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...
    • Letter from Big Pine Reparations Association to Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

    • Letter from Big Pine Reparations Association to Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
    • McIntosh, J. O. (James); Big Pine Reparations Association; Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce; McGary, D. F.; Reparations; 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 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...

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