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William Mulholland and the rise of Los Angeles

Author: Catherine Mulholland
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif ; London : University of California Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Mulholland presided over the creation of a water system that forever changed the course of southern California's history. Mulholland, a self-taught engineer, was the chief architect of the Owens Valley Aqueduct--a project ranking in magnitude and daring with the Panama Canal--that brought water to semi-arid Los Angeles from the lush Owens Valley. The story of Los Angeles's quest for water is both famous and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: William Mulholland; William Mulholland; William Mulholland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Mulholland
ISBN: 0520234669 9780520234666
OCLC Number: 50302503
Notes: "First paperback printing 2002"--T.p. verso.
Originally published: 2000.
Description: xxi, 411 p. : ill., facsim., maps, ports. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The long journey from Dublin to Los Angeles, 1855-1876 --
The city of angels, 1877 --
The private water company and its owners, 1878-1879 --
Advancing in the water business, 1880-1886 --
The new superintendent, 1887-1892 --
Water plots and politics, 1893-1895 --
The years of Mayor Eaton, 1898-1900 --
The city's victory over the "Grand Monopoly," 1901-1902 --
New regime for a booming town, 1903-1904 --
Desperate remedies in a dry season, 1904 --
A plan revealed --
Preparations for an aqueduct and a trip to Washington, D.C., 1906 --
The big job begins, 1907 --
The chief and the general 1908 --
Building the aqueduct : the best year, 1909 --
Troubles and interruptions, 1910 --
Aqueduct progress and political fireworks, 1911 --
The investigation, 1912 --
The completion of the aqueduct, 1913 --
After the aqueduct, 1914-1919 --
A stormy decade begins, 1920-1923 --
Boulder Dam and dynamite, 1924 --
More dynamite, 1925-1927 --
The Saint Francis Dam disaster and after, 1928-1935.
Responsibility: Catherine Mulholland.

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