Tuesday, November 05, 2013

100 Years of the Los Angeles Aqueduct: There It Was. We Took It. (VIDEO)

It's been 100 years since that day on Nov. 5, 1913 when the Los Angeles aqueduct officially opened, siphoning water from the Owens Valley and opening the door to L.A.'s rapid growth. William Mulholland uttered those famous words -- "There it is, take it" -- and L.A. did. Here's a three-part silent black-and-white film recounting it.

Check out KCRW's extensive roundup of stories about the aqueduct, water and L.A.'s ugly history with the stuff here. And listen to KCRW's special, "Power and Water: The Los Angeles Aqueduct at 100," hosted by Madeleine Brand, below:

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