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    • 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

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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.
    • 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,...
    • Los Angeles Civic Center

    • Express highways--California--Los Angeles; City halls--California--Los Angeles; Civic Centers--California--Los Angeles
    • Skyline of Civic Center with City Hall towering over the downtown area; old Hall of Records to right of City Hall; Hall of Justice to left with Federal Building behind Hall of Justice; 101 Freeway going west from downtown; automobiles; houses;...
    • 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 McAlpin

    • McAlpin, John; Black, John; Oriental Photographic Parlors (San Francisco, Calif.); Oriental Photographic Gallery (Ferndale, Calif.);
    • Portrait of John McAlpin, possible resident of Bodie, California. Inscription on accompanying grocer's ticket in handwriting of J. D. Black: "John McAlpin Bodie FATHERS (sic) PARTNER Bodie." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • 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...
    • Civic Center, Los Angeles, Calif

    • Express highways--California--Los Angeles; Traffic congestion--California--Los Angeles; Public buildings--California Los Angeles; City halls--California--Los Angeles
    • Los Angeles Civic Center and skyline with City Hall, Hall of Justice, Federal Building and old Hall of Records; trees; streetlights; gate; freeway signs; heavy traffic is seen on United States Highway 101 out of downtown; two trucks in foreground...
    • Aerial view of Los Angeles Civic Center at night

    • Civic centers--California--Los Angeles; City Halls--California--Los Angeles; Express highways--California--Los Angeles; Streets--California--Los Angeles; Buildings--California--Los Angeles
    • Looking east from Beaudry Avenue toward the 110 Freeway, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power building, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and Los Angeles City Hall.
    • Letter from J. S. Payne to J. D. Black

    • Reparations; Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960; Payne, J. S.; Winchester-Simmons Company
    • 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...
    • 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

    • 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...

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