The Owens Valley Aqueduct 
 

Portraits of a civil engineering master - William Mulholland

 Mulholland

 Mullholand

 

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Unless otherwise note, all L.A. aqueduct photographs on these pages are from the
Joseph Barlow Lippincott Papers, LIPP, The Water Resources Center Archives, University of California, Berkeley or public domain archival files.


 Siphon
Laying the Cottonwood Siphon
LIPP 141:209

 Machinery
Machinery on site of cement mill
LIPP 141:216

 Boilers
Boilers for cement mill
LIPP 141:217

 Pack Train
Water pack train
LIPP 141:237

 Kilns
Kilns for the cement mill
LIPP 141:252

 Whitney
Whitney siphon
LIPP 141:398

 Soledad
Steel plates for Soledad siphon
LIPP 142:500

 Siphon
Soledad Canyon siphon
LIPP:618L

 Shovel
Steam shovel #1
LIPP 141:290

 Camp
Downer's Camp
LIPP 141:137

 Freighting
Freighting outfit
LIPP 141:156

 Tunnel
South portal, Elizabeth Lake tunnel
LIPP 141:162

 Camp
Worker's camp in Sun Canyon
LIPP 141:322

 Conduit
Concrete-line conduit
LIPP 141:332

 Cover
Putting the cover on the conduit
LIPP 141:333


(All photographs courtesy of the Joseph Barlow Lippincott Papers, LIPP, The Water Resources Center Archives, University of California, Berkeley.)

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   "Where Have All the Ranches Gone..."[pdf]
by Frank M. Madina
(Frank was a Native American of Apache descent who lived in Owens Valley in the early part of the 20th century.)


 

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Anatomy of a siphon 

Collapsed siphon


Partially pressurized siphon.

 
Near full pressurized siphon

 
Fully pressurized siphon

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Los Angeles Aqueduct Siphon in Antelope Valley
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Los Angeles Aqueduct Siphon in Antelope Valley

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Aqueduct Construction Photos
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L.A. Aqueduct at the terminus in Los Angeles - Opening Ceremonies
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L.A. Aqueduct workers in Owens Valley
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Mule team hauling aqueduct hardware
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Mule team hauling aqueduct hardware
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Stoddard Dayton car stuck in rut during an Owens Valley survey.
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52 mule team hauling aqueduct sections
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L.A. Aqueduct workers camp.
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L.A. Aqueduct workers camp.
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L.A. Aqueduct workers camp.
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Car in Owens Valley - circa 1907
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L.A. Aqueduct workers camp.
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L.A. Aqueduct workers camp.
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L.A. Aqueduct workers camp.
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L.A. Aqueduct workers camp.
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L.A. Aqueduct surveyors
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Owens River intake into the L.A. Aqueduct in Owens Valley
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L.A. Aqueduct in Owens Valleyt
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L.A. Aqueduct workers in Owens Valley
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L.A. Aqueduct construction work in Owens Valley
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L.A. Aqueduct constructon work in Owens Valley
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L.A. Aqueduct construction in Owens Valley
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Stoddard Dayton at Haiwee in Owens Valley - 1907
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Grading a road for construction of the L.A. Aqueduct in Owens Valley.
Note the then Owens Lake in the background - 1907.
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Owens Lake - circa 1906.
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52 mule team hauling sections of L.A. Aqueduct pipe - circa 1912.
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Freighting team in Owens Valley - circa 1907

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Woman on aqueduct intake in Owens Valley
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L.A. Aqueduct construction in Owens Valley
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Jawbone Siphone construction - 1913

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Aqueduct Canal Construction Photos
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