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Title
Big Pine, water gushing from Eaton Headgate
Creator
Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960
Contributor
Support provided by the Metabolic Studio
Date Created and/or Issued
1950-1959
1955-05-04
Contributing Institution
Loyola Marymount University, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library
Collection
J. D. Black Papers
Rights Information
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Description
Inscription by J. D. Black on the back of photograph: "5/4/55 water at Weir exits from Eaton Headgate."
To meet the need for water of its growing population, the City of Los Angeles began acquiring water rights in the Owens Valley in 1905. The Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in 1913 to bring Owens Valley water to the city. During the 1920s, the City of Los Angeles began additional large-scale purchases of land in the Owens Valley to increase its supply of water from the valley, resulting in the city's almost complete control of the valley's agricultural land. This led to a decline in the valley's agricultural infrastructure and economy. A resident of Big Pine and leader of resistance against Los Angeles, J. D. Black (1893-1960) used such photographs as these to document the changes in the Owens Valley.
Type
image
Format
image/tiff
Extent
1 black-and-white photograph; 9 x 15 cm
Identifier
sc_jdbp007230001
http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/johndblack/id/1477
Subject
Water-supply--California--Management
Water rights--California--Owens Valley
Water rights--California--Los Angeles
Metabolic Studio
Los Angeles Aqueduct
LA Aqueduct
Acquaduct
Place
Big Pine (Calif.)
Source
Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University
Relation
J. D. Black Papers
CSLA-15
Series 3. Photographs; Box No. 16; Folder No. 50

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