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    • [Hotel Miramar]

    • [Hotel Miramar]
    • Hotels--California--Santa Monica; Hotels--Landscape architecture--California--Santa Monica;
    • A view of the Miramar Hotel, with landscaped grounds with palm trees in the foreground. Hotel Miramar signs are at the entrance and the top of the building
    • A street scene at Venice, Cal.

    • A street scene at Venice, Cal.
    • Streets--California--Los Angeles; Central business districts--California--Los Angeles; Canals--California--Los Angeles; Boats and boating--California--Los Angeles;
    • A view of Windward Avenue in Venice, California with the grand lagoon in the foreground. Tourists dressed in early 20th century style clothing crowd the avenue and the bank of the lagoon. A boater rows a small boat on the lagoon. The mast of the...
    • Amusement Row showing ball room, Venice, Cal.

    • Amusement Row showing ball room, Venice, Cal.
    • Dance halls--California--Los Angeles; Amusement rides--California--Los Angeles; Piers--California--Los Angeles;
    • A view of the main walkway of the Venice Amusement Pier. Tn the foreground on the left is the Dance Hall; to the right is "The Bobs" roller coaster entrance. American and British flags hang from poles extending out from the buildings.
    • Arcade Depot, Los Angeles, Cal.

    • Arcade Depot, Los Angeles, Cal.
    • Railroads--California--Los Angeles; Railroad stations--California--Los Angeles; Railroad passenger cars;
    • A view of the Southern Pacific Arcade Depot looking towards the southeast. A passenger car is visible at the building's entrance. Four palm and fruit trees, a rose bush and flower beds are visible in the park in the foreground. The passenger...
    • Avalon and bay, Catalina Island

    • Avalon and bay, Catalina Island
    • Ocean travel--California--Santa Catalina Island; Bays--California--Santa Catalina Island; Railroads, Cable--California--Santa Catalina Island; Dwellings--California--Santa Catalina Island; Seaside resorts--California--Santa Catalina Island;
    • A view of Avalon Bay, with steamships arriving in the harbor, Sugar Loaf Rock on the far right, and the Holly Hill House with its large red-roofed turret is in the foreground on the right. The Incline Railway is visible in the lower right corner.
    • Bath house on the Pike

    • Bath house on the Pike
    • Beaches--California--Long Beach; Bathhouses--California--Long Beach; Swimming pools--California--Long Beach; Boardwalks--California--Long Beach;
    • A view looking inland toward the Pike. An oriental-style pavilion stands in the foreground, with the Bath House just behind it. Signs along the Pike advertise ice cream, Coca-Cola, and bowling, and the beach is crowded with visitors.
    • Beach scene, Long Beach, Cal.

    • Beach scene, Long Beach, Cal.
    • Beaches--California--Long Beach; Piers--California--Long Beach; Swimmers--California--Long Beach;
    • A view of the beach, looking out toward the ocean. There are crowds of beachgoers in the foreground, with the Long Beach pleasure pier in the distance. The Sun Pavilion is visible at the end of the pier.
    • Big Pine, abandoned ranch

    • Big Pine, abandoned ranch
    • Ranches--California--Owens Valley; Agriculture--California--Owens Valley; Land use; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • Ranch 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...
    • Big Pine, abandoned ranch

    • Big Pine, abandoned ranch
    • Ranches--California--Owens Valley; Land use; Trees; Agriculture--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • Ranch 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...
    • 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...
    • Big Pine, Benner farm, abandoned

    • Big Pine, Benner farm, abandoned
    • Abandoned farms--California--Big Pine; 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...
    • Big Pine, G. A. McAfee house ruins

    • Big Pine, G. A. McAfee house ruins
    • Ruins--California--Owens Valley; Abandoned houses--California--Big Pine; Abandoned buildings--California--Big Pine; Land use; 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...
    • Birdseye: view of resorts near Los Angeles, California

    • Birdseye: view of resorts near Los Angeles, California
    • Piers--California--Los Angeles; Seaside resorts--California--Los Angeles; Tourist camps & hostels--California--Los Angeles; Canals--California--Los Angeles; Boardwalks--California--Los Angeles; Soldiers' homes--California--Los Angeles;
    • An aerial view of the Los Angeles basin looking towards the east with a distorted perspective focusing on Venice. The Venice pier appears prominently in the foreground. The Venice canals appear near the center of the image. Popular tourist areas...

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