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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 50–59.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Kim Stringfellow This timeline details the economic, social, and environmental impact that the Los Angeles Aqueduct had on the Owens Valley. It begins in the 19th century with the Paiute who lived in the valley, and covers local opposition to the aqueduct and attempts to sabotage it in the 1920s...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 14–21.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Sara V. Torres The Los Angeles Aqueduct Digital Platform—a joint project of UCLA Library and the Metabolic Studio—is working with other archival repositories to digitize, aggregate, and curate the documentary records of the aqueduct’s construction and history. The new digital platform coincides...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 22–27.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Chad Ress A photographic essay by photographer Chad Ress of the Center for Social Cohesion explores the social uses and value of water on each end of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 Chad Ress photography water Los Angeles Aqueduct...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 115–122.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Annie Powers A partially reproduced photo album of two men, William Oliver and Henry Frick, who photographed their road trip along the Los Angeles aqueduct in 1915. The photos and their captions reveal contemporary car culture, engagement with the film industry, and interest in the origins of water...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 68–77.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Aqueducts. Whereas William Mulholland convinced Angelenos in 1905 to pay for the aqueduct for the benefit of future residents, modern California voters are more likely to insist infrastructure is paid for with a mix of public and private investment, or solely by its end users. Hiltzik argues California’s...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 38–49.
Published: 01 September 2013
...William Fox This article explores the work of several photographers, including Ansel Adams, Michael Light, Robert Dawson, Lauren Bon, and David Maisel, who have turned their lens to capture the landscape of the area through which the Los Angeles Aqueduct flows. By exploring ecological issues...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 1–2.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Boom Staff This is a roundup of events marking the centenary of the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Also included are books, songs, and movies about the aqueduct. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 Los Angeles Aqueduct Los Angeles Aqueduct centenary water...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 11–13.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Chris Plakos Los Angeles Department of Water and Power public relations officer Chris Plakos describes how the Los Angeles Aqueduct works, from its headwaters near Big Springs to the Los Angeles Aqueduct filtration plant in Sylmar. Transcribed from Kim Stringfellow’s There It Is—Take It...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 8–10.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Eve Bachrach This article is about the legacy of William Mulholland, engineer of the Los Angeles Aqueduct who was instrumental in building public support for funding and building the project. Supporters hail him as a masterful campaigner and visionary without whom Los Angeles could not have...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 64–77.
Published: 01 June 2015
... during the Gold Rush was used to build Sacramento, San Francisco, and the levee system in the Delta of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. Limestone mined by the Monolith Cement Company in what is now Tehachapi built the Los Angeles Aqueduct. The brutality of the landscapes captured in this photo...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 28–41.
Published: 01 June 2015
... comes from, what we owe the land and communities, and our moral, economic, and political relationships. In this interview she discusses her work, including recent and forthcoming projects such as Not A Cornfield, 100 Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct, and Bending the River Back into the City —the...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 3–7.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the history of the Los Angeles aqueduct. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 Chinatown (1974 film) Los Angeles aqueduct film history Los Angeles william deverell and tom sitton Forget it, Jake Searching for the truth in Chinatown D on t ask us how many times we...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 28–37.
Published: 01 September 2013
...David L. Ulin David L. Ulin's essay finds William Mulholland doubly generous—he gave LA both water and a motto to live by. Ulin begins with the Los Angeles Aqueduct's inauguration photographs taken in November 1913. Here is where Mulholland said the five words that Ulin proposes as LA's manifesto...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 60–67.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Ron Nichols An interview with Ron Nichols, director of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power surveys the past, present, and future of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, the department's relationship with Owens Valley, restoration of Owens Lake, the role of the department and its unions in city...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 40–49.
Published: 01 September 2016
... social classes. This mythic rendering, however, does not account for today’s disparity in water access in the city today. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 water aqueducts mythology San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Mexico City temples Front of temple looking at one of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 28–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... agricultural era, the era of urbanization through dams, aqueducts and reservoirs; or the interaction of nature and technology; or a pursuit of pure science anchored in nineteenth-century astronomy. I am not suggesting cause and effect here but, rather, paradigms that repeat themselves. Boom: What role do...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 4–11.
Published: 01 March 2016
... projects. In 2006, the city encouraged new homes and offices to be green by creating incentives for green develo- pers and in 2010 strengthened the program by requiring California Aqueduct crossing the San Andreas Fault in Palmdale, California. Photograph by Michael R. Perry via Flickr. BOOM | S PR I NG...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 September 2014
... sustainable society. Aridtopia is Stallings s speculative secessionist community of the southwest in this collection of essays that is part manifesto and part commentary on everything from motorcycle gangs and the LA Aqueduct to Michael Heizer s Levitated Mass and Kim Stringfellow s Jackrabbit Homestead. See...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 86–94.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Angeles1 Prud homme s description of Los Angeles as a desert city has a distinguished lin- eage. Boyle Workman, a 1930s booster, recalled Los Angeles desert beginnings when he described the Los Angeles Aqueduct as a triumph of human ingenuity and engineering. Workman praised the men who diverted...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 27–34.
Published: 01 December 2013
... that made life in postwar California possible. In the works of three postwar California writers in particular Ray Bradbury (1940s and 1950s), Robert Heinlein (1950s and 1960s), and Philip K. Dick (1960s and 1970s) we can watch the rapid development of dams, aqueducts, interstate highways systems...