Canals--California--Owens Valley; Irrigation--California; Los Angeles Aqueduct (Calif.); Plants; 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. In 1913, the Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed to bring Owens Valley water to the city. This canal was part of...
Catholic Interracial Council (Los Angeles, Calif.); Jesuits--California;
An invitation to a luncheon hosted by the Women's Fair Employment Practices Committee of the Catholic Interracial Council to promote awareness of Proposition 11, the Fair Employment Practices Act. The invitation has been folded into thirds.
Earthquakes--California--Compton; Earthquake damage--California--Compton; City halls--California--Compton
Exterior view of Compton City Hall after the 1933 earthquake; large portions of wall have fallen away, a portion of the roof has collapsed, and piles of rubble surround the building. A man in uniform stands in front of the building, looking away.
Photograph of wreckage from the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake. A policeman and several civilians are outside amid large piles of rubble. A car has been crushed under the falling debris, and the ruins of a building can be seen in the background.
Photograph of Main St., Compton, showing buildings destroyed by the earthquake, including the Fargo Coffee & Tea Co., and cars crushed by the falling debris. In the distance, a crane lifts a pile of rubble, with a few onlookers.
Earthquakes--California--Long Beach; Long Beach Earthquake, Calif., 1933; Earthquake damage--California--Long Beach;
Earthquake damage on the Pike. The facade of a building in the foreground has fallen away completely, and fallen bricks cover the street. On the right is a street lamp whose large central bulb has come off, and is on a bench in the foreground. ...
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; Mulholland, William, 1855-1935;
Canal part of the Los Angeles Aqueduct system in the Owens Valley operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to bring valley water to Los Angeles. The snow-capped mountains in the right background are most likely the Sierra Nevada,...