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Title supplied by cataloger. A crowd of 30,000 arrived by car, wagon, and buggy for dedication ceremonies at the Sylmar Cascades on November 5, 1913. The San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce distributed bottles of Owens River water to the celebrants. The Southern Pacific charged $1 for a round trip ticket from Los Angeles to the site of the San Fernando Reservoir near Newhall. Photograph caption for Sep. 28, 1931, reads: "Southern California's tremendous growth necessitated the building of the great Owens Valley aqueduct. This photo shows a crowd at its dedication, Nov. 5, 1913. To care for future water needs of this area citizens of 13 cities prepare to vote on the bonds to build the world's greatest aqueduct to carry Colorado river water 226 miles across desert and mountains". Photograph dated: Nov. 5, 1913.; Caption for March 9, 1935, reads: "When Sierra water first flowed into San Fernando Valley. 30,000 persons gathered for aqueduct dedication, Nov. 5, 1913".
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00077896 HeraldÂ Examiner Collection HE box 1071 CARL0000078813 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/24813
Aqueducts--California Dedications Crowds--California--San Fernando Valley Mountains--California, Southern Los Angeles Aqueduct (Calif.) San Fernando Valley (Calif.) Panoramic views Herald-Examiner Collection photographs