How the Los Angeles Aqueduct began Posted on November 12th, 2013 by


1913: building the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Spectators wait for the first water swelling down the open part of the aqueduct. (Photo in the public domain.)

A recent Los Angeles Post feature article provides a history of the L.A. Aqueduct and its visionary, colorful, water chief William Mulholland, celebrated as a hero in Los Angeles but vilified as a thief in California’s Owens Valley, from where the water is diverted.


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