The Gridiron - California's Fighting Newspaper

About this Collection

In 1926, Andrae B. Nordskog began publishing The Gridiron, a Los Angeles weekly paper that promoted public utility reform. In 1927, he became actively involved in the Los Angeles-Owens Valley water controversy and began to publish articles and editorials which championed the Owens Valley’s cause and criticized the City of Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power, and other prominent local businessmen for using Owens Valley water to cheat Californians out of millions of dollars in San Fernando Valley property deals. Nordskog’s research has significantly influenced the way historians have viewed the Owens Valley controversy. View this collection on the contributor's website.

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