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Scenes at Chatsworth Reservoir combine usefulness with beauty
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Keeshen, Walt
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Chatsworth Reservoir was the main water storage facility for the western San Fernando Valley from 1920 to 1950, primarily serving agricultural irrigation needs. The reservoir was operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. After the San Fernando earthquake in 1971 the reservoir was deemed unsafe. It was drained and taken out of service.
Photograph caption dated March 28, 1956 reads "Adam in his eden. Arthur Hirschy, 60-year-old caretaker at Chatsworth Reservoir, is master of 1,300-acre domain of rolling hills, ample water and wild game at far northwest corner of Valley. Here he pulls on wheel to open outlet gate."; See images #00144594 through #00144597 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Department of Water and Power
Men--California--Los Angeles
Reservoirs--California--Los Angeles
Water-supply--California, Southern
Chatsworth Reservoir (Calif.)
Chatsworth (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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