Construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct Final Report

Los Angeles: Department of Public Service, 1916. Hardcover. Overszied in hardcovers covered in green cloth lettered in blacka nd with seal of the City Of Los Angeles. 319 pp. Illustrated with numerous full page black and white photographic plates and diagrams. The photographs show various headwater origination points, construction progress, completed sections, etc. 23 folding plates of various sizes and one very large folding map (these were in a pocket inside the rear cover--the pocket is in pieces but all the plates are present.). Overall very good. The Los Angeles Aqueduct project constructed to deliver water from the Owens River in the Sierra Nevadas to the Cityy of Los Angeles, was commenced in 1908 under the direction of Chief Engineer William Mulholland. One of the most important engineering projects in American history, it spurred the growth of Los Angeles into a viable major metropolitan area but at the time (and since) was highy controversial due the ecologic impact that resulted in the Owens River Valley where agriculture was essentially ended. Very Good. Item #E18905

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