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    • Big Pine Creek

    • Big Pine Creek (Calif.); Water-supply--California--Management; 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...
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • Perry Orchard. Owens Valley, California

    • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power;
    • Dead trees, some fallen, in orchard formerly owned by "Perry," but probably acquired by the City of Los Angeles in the mid 1920s. Unidentified snow-capped mountains in the background. Inscription on back of photograph by J. D. Black: "what is left...
    • Chrysopolis, California. Mine

    • Black, John; Lochrie, A. S.;
    • Entrance to mine, with three miners standing at entrance to mine shaft. From left to right they are Johnny Williams, Johnny Utter, and Sandy Lochrie. Miners hold mining equipment--shovel, wheelbarrow, pick. Awning over worksite. boxes in...
    • Big Pine, California Residents

    • Callow, Tom; Ober, Edwin, H.; Ober, Peachey;
    • Back of building, probably the hotel and bar of Tom Callow, in Big Pine, California. Wooden barrels with discarded tin cans to left of porch. Inscription on back of photograph: "Top Row Mrs. Callow, Tom Callow, Bridget, and the cook. Bottom Row Ed,...
    • Big Pine, California. Abandoned Orchard

    • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power;
    • Dead trees of orchard, under ownership of City of Los Angeles. Unidentified snow-capped mountains in background. Text on back of photograph written in hand of J. D. Black: "Dead Orchard Big Pine." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Big Pine Canal. Los Angeles City Illegal Diversion Ditch

    • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power;
    • Diversion ditch from Big Pine Canal, most likely illegally cut by City of Los Angeles employees in August 1924. The ditch is now filled in, and the Big Pine Canal (background, lined with brush) was no longer in use a source of irrigation water for...
    • Center Schoolhouse. Owens Valley, California

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    • Abandoned Center Schoolhouse in Owens Valley. Overturned outhouse at left. Inscription in ink on back of photograph by J. D. Black: "Abandoned Center School House (note wood-pecked holes on side walls." Title supplied by cataloger.

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