la aqueduct

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Milk delivery by dog cart, probably around 1910. This was taken at the intersection of Ventura Blvd. and Lankershim Blvd. The milkman is pouring milk into a pitcher.

In 1917, Westinghouse introduced its first all-electric kitchen range. It advertised its new ranges as follows:These are full size cooking ranges for domestic use, and have reached their high perfection in convenience and economy through many years of experimenting and experience.  

A man is seen behind the wheel of an early model car sitting on top of a completed section of the LA Aqueduct. The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913 provided surplus water to the city and accelerated the development and growth of the San Fernando Valley.

The sign reads: “You are now entering Calabasas.   Calabasas is an entrance to Santa Monica, Topanga, Dry Benedict and Laurel Canyon of the Santa Monica Mountains.  Twenty miles south of Calabasas is Hollywood, the movie capital of the world.”  The billboard is sponsored by Royal Cord Tires made by the US Rubber Company.^It is generally accepted that Calabasas as the city name is derived from the Spanish calabaza meaning “pumpkin,” “squash,” or “gourd” (cf. with the word calabash). Some historians hold the theory that Calabasas is a translation of the Chumash word calahoosa.*^For decades residents attached nooses to the above coast live oak; the chamber of commerce used a likeness of the “Hanging Tree” as a logo. According to doubtful town tradition, members of Tiburcio Vásquez’s outlaw gang died here.

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aqueduct. neenach, ca. 2013. by eyetwist
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