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The Resource William Mulholland and the rise of Los Angeles, Catherine Mulholland

William Mulholland and the rise of Los Angeles, Catherine Mulholland

Label
William Mulholland and the rise of Los Angeles
Title
William Mulholland and the rise of Los Angeles
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Mulholland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 notorious: it has been the subject of the classic yet historically distorted movie Chinatown, as well as many other accounts. This first full-length biography of Mulholland challenges many of the prevailing versions of his life story and sheds new light on the history of Los Angeles and its relationship with its most prized resource: water
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
979.4/9404/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
HD4464.L7
LC item number
M85 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
William Mulholland and the rise of Los Angeles, Catherine Mulholland
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First paperback printing 2002"--T.p. verso
  • Originally published: 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-391) and index
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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 411 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780520234666
Other physical details
ill., facsim., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50302503
  • ucoclc50302503
Label
William Mulholland and the rise of Los Angeles, Catherine Mulholland
Publication
Note
  • "First paperback printing 2002"--T.p. verso
  • Originally published: 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-391) and index
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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 411 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780520234666
Other physical details
ill., facsim., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50302503
  • ucoclc50302503

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