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Owens Valley's - Los Angeles Aqueduct
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  jd black scrapbook

All photographs on this pags are from the J. D. Black Collection digital archives located in the Loyola Marymount William H. Hannon Library
unless otherwise noted.

See USE NOTICE on Home Page.


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Beginning in 1905 and continuing through the 1920s, Los Angeles' purchased water rights and land throughout Owens Valley as part of their grand plan in the construction of an aqueduct from Owens Valley across the Mojave Desert to Los Angeles. This led to a decline in the valley's agricultural infrastructure and economy. A resident of Big Pine and leader of resistance against Los Angeles, J. D. Black (1893-1960) used these photographs to document the deterioration of farming, ranching and local businesses in Owens Valley.
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proposed water project
Map of Proposed Water Project

notice
Notice to Property Owners of Owens Valley
wasting water
I Wonder if We Are Wasting Water?

dances
Dances for White People — Round Valley Indian Schoolhouse
history
There is One Name Writ in Water That History Will Remember

drink
City Goes for a Drink


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drink
Gilt Edge! — Water Bonds
miss los angles
Miss Los Angeles

water bond
Los Angeles Times — Water Bonds Win By Big Vote

la times
The Los Angeles Times

daily times
Los Angels Daily Times


Los Angeles Examiner — Owens Valley Pumps Start, Sweel Water Reserve

los angeles population
Los Angeles Times — June 6, 1930 — City's Population 1,231,730

population
A Star Who Always "Doubles" for Herself

population
He'll Need Help to Measure Her!

a message
A Message from the Citizens of Owens Valley
to the Citizens of Los Angeles
give us water
Give Us Water
vigilance
Vigilance
bishop
Bigger than Barnums

water
Are We Going to Throw Up Our Hands

william mulholland
William Mulholland
(Photo courtesy of California State Library)

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20-Mule-Team History  

Manzanar Internment Camp Portraits, History etc.  

More Owens Valley Aqueduct Portraits & History

 

Mt. Whitney Pack Trains 1950s Brochure

 

 Bessie Brady Steamer

 
 

 Packing Equipment

 

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CONTACT the Pigmy Packer  

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This page was last updated on 02 January 2024