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Colorado River Aqueduct
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Colorado River Aqueduct begins at the Parker Dam southeast of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and terminates at Lake Mathews in western Riverside County, Calif. It was constructed between 1933-1941 by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Conceived by William Mulholland and designed by Frank E. Weymouth, it was the largest public works project in southern California during the Great Depression. The project employed 30,000 people over an eight-year period and as many as 10,000 at one time.
Photograph caption reads: "Metropolitan aqueduct from the Colorado River". Photograph dated: Oct. 13, 1939.; A car sits on a dirt road that parallels the aqueduct as water flows on its way to its termination point at Lake Mathews.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 114
Aqueducts--West (U.S.)
Water-supply--California, Southern
Colorado River Aqueduct
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Mulholland, William,1855-1935
Weymouth, F. E.(Frank Elwin),1874-1941

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