Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds. Jess Hession, District attorney for Inyo County (left), and William Dehy, a Superior Court judge of Inyo County, most likely examining literature on the 1924 occupation of the Alabama Gates by several hundred Owens Valley ranchers and farmers. The Alabama Gates was the point where the Owens River was diverted into the Los Angeles Aqueduct. This occupation was held in protest of the buying up of mass amounts of land to control this water in the Owens Valley. Jess Hession and Judge Dehy work together to try to remove the protesters. Handwritten on negative: Jess Hession, Judge Wm Dehy Text from negative sleeve: Hession, Jess Handwritten on negative sleeve: Inyo County District Atty.
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Lawyers--California Judges--California Los Angeles Aqueduct (Calif.) Hession, Jess, 1886-1950 Dehy, William, b. 1869 or 1870