=A New L.A.
One hundred years ago, on November 5, 1913, cattle ranchers, citrus orchard
barons, city boosters, and citizens gathered on the banks of the cascades feeding
the San Fernando Reservoir to witness the first water from the Owens River
surge into a thirsty city. They took home a souvenir glass bottle (one is on display
in our new
Becoming Los Angeles
exhibit) containing that consequential liquid
that helped transform L.A. from an arid semidesert into a metropolis.
Written by Jessica Portner
Just Add Water
October/November 2013
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