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1935 William Mulholland death



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July 23, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 23, 1935

* William Mulholland death (1st report)
* Los Angeles water supply infrastructure


The top of page 19 has a one column heading: "MULHOLLAND DEAD; FAMOUS ENGINEER" with subheads. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

wikipedia notes: William Mulholland (September 11, 1855 – July 22, 1935) was responsible for building the infrastructure to provide a water supply that allowed Los Angeles to grow into one of the largest cities in the world. As the head of a predecessor to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Mulholland designed and supervised the building of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, a 233-mile (375 km)-long system to move water from Owens Valley to the San Fernando Valley. The creation and operation of the aqueduct led to the disputes known as the California Water Wars. 

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