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    • Big Pine, Ben McMurry farm, abandoned

    • Big Pine, Ben McMurry farm, abandoned
    • Abandoned buildings--California--Big Pine; Abandoned farms--California--Big Pine; Land use; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • Farm 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, Clarke farm, abandoned

    • Big Pine, Clarke farm, abandoned
    • Abandoned farms--California--Big Pine; Abandoned buildings--California--Big Pine; Ruins--California--Owens Valley; Land use; Irrigation--California; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • It is likely that the farm was formerly owned by Big Pine resident Charles C. Clarke, but later 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...
    • Big Pine, Clarke farm, abandoned

    • Big Pine, Clarke farm, abandoned
    • Abandoned farms--California--Big Pine; Abandoned buildings--California--Big Pine; Ruins--California--Owens Valley; Land use; Irrigation--California; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • It is likely that the farm was formerly owned by Big Pine resident Charles C. Clarke, but later 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...
    • 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, Steward orchard, abandoned

    • Big Pine, Steward orchard, abandoned
    • Abandoned farms--California--Big Pine; Orchards--California--Big Pine; Agriculture--California--Owens Valley; Land use; Shrubs; Barbed wire; Fences; 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, Jim Lane house, abandoned

    • Big Pine, Jim Lane house, abandoned
    • Abandoned houses--California--Big Pine; Abandoned buildings--California--Big Pine; Fences; Land use; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • Farm 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, Mrs. Friedericka Staudinger house

    • Big Pine, Mrs. Friedericka Staudinger house
    • Abandoned houses--California--Big Pine; Abandoned buildings--California--Big Pine; Land use; Barbed wire; Fences; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles
    • It is likely that the property was formerly owned by Big Pine resident Mrs. Friedericka Staudinger, but later purchased by the City of Los Angeles. To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • The harbor, Los Angeles, Cal.

    • The harbor, Los Angeles, Cal.
    • Harbors--California--Los Angeles; Shipping--California--Los Angeles; Railroad trains--California--Los Angeles;
    • A view of the Port of Los Angeles, looking out towards the ocean, with a freight train in the foreground, and ships in the harbor. A sign for "E. K. Wood [Lumber]" can be seen on top of one of the buildings on the left.
    • Land lease from City of Los Angeles to Big Pine resident

    • Land lease from City of Los Angeles to Big Pine resident
    • Leases; Land use; Irrigation; Los Angeles (Calif.) Board of Public Service Commissioners; Water-supply--California--Los Angeles; Water rights--California--Owens Valley
    • 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...
    • Perry Orchard. Owens Valley, California

    • 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...

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