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    • 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, 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, 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

    • 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...
    • Old Jake Miller Ranch

    • Agriculture--California--Owens Valley; Ranches--California--Owens Valley; Real property--Purchasing--United States; 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...
    • Letter from J. D. Black to J. C. Claussen

    • Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960; Clausen, J. C.; Big Pine Property Owners Association; Big Pine Water Association; Los Angeles (Calif.) Board of Public Service Commissioners; Big Pine Canal (Calif.); Canals; Water rights--California--Owens...
    • 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...
    • Bishop, California.  Blizzard of 1933

    • Black's Cash Store (Bishop, Calif.); Black, John; Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960;
    • Horse-drawn sled, with groceries and two children and one woman. In the background are a tire store, telephone lines and poles, and the Old Bishop Grade School, which was located at West Line and Warren Streets. Inscription on bottom front of...
    • Bishop, California. Black's Cash Store

    • Black's Cash Store (Bishop, Calif.); Black, John; Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960;
    • Black's Cash Store at the corner of West Line Street and Main Street (Black's Corner") in Bishop, California; view from Main Street. Unidentified man, seated on of running board of car, with doe. Other Bishop residents looking on. Inscription on...
    • Bishop, California. Blizzard of 1933

    • Black's Cash Store; Black, John; Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960;
    • Black's Cash Store at the corner of West Line Street and Main Street (called Black's Corner) in Bishop, California, after the blizzard of 1933. Snow piled on streets after blizzard. Inscription on front of photograph: "1933 MAIN STREET IN FRONT OF...
    • Bishop, California. Blizzard of 1933

    • Black's Cash Store; Black, John; Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960;
    • Black's Cash Store at the corner of West Line Street and Main Street (called Black's Corner) in Bishop, California, after the blizzard of 1933. Snow piled on streets after blizzard. Automobiles on street. Building in background with bell tower is...

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