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1935 - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California now building the Colorado River Aqueduct ***SOLD** - Antique Map

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Item number: WES413
Genuine Antique Printed Color Map


Maker: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Antique printed color map showing the planned Colorado River Aqueduct, published in 1935. As the Los Angeles metropolitan area grew in the early 1900s, Mulholland and others began looking for new sources of water. Eventually, Los Angeles laid claim to the waters of the Owens Valley, east of the Sierra Nevada, and in 1913 completed the 240-mile (390 km) Los Angeles Aqueduct to deliver its waters to the burgeoning city. By the early 1920s, Los Angeles had grown so rapidly that the Owens River watershed could no longer supply the city's needs for domestic and agricultural water. By 1923, Mulholland and his engineers were looking east to an even larger water supply, the Colorado River. The plan was to dam the Colorado River and carry its waters across hundreds of miles of mountains and deserts. In 1924, the first steps were taken to create a metropolitan water district, made up of various cities throughout southern California. The Metropolitan Water District ("Met") was incorporated on December 6, 1928, and in 1929 took over where Los Angeles had left off, planning for a Colorado River aqueduct. Very good condition with center fold as issued.Measures approx. 5.75 x 17.5 inches. **SOLD**

Item Number: WES413