Letter of transmittal and report of W. F. McClure, State Engineer concerning the Owens Valley - Los Angeles controversy to Governor Friend Wm. Richardson[.] Published by the Senate California Legislature. Sacramento: California State Printing Office John E. King, State Printer, 1925. 22.5x15.2 cm, pp.  2 [3-7] 8-101 [102-104: blank], original blue wrappers printed in black, side stapled. First edition. "On November 16, 1924, farmers in the Owens Valley seized the Alabama Gates and dynamited the Owens Valley Aqueduct, which supplied water to Los Angeles, allowing water to flow into the Owens River – one of the last acts of sabotage in the California water wars of the early 20th century. Precipitated by that event, this report includes background on efforts by Owens Valley residents to secure relief, as well as commentary concerning their claims. McClure was very active in Southern California engineering and real estate in the 1880s, and was among the earliest residents of the Garvanza neighborhood in northeast Los Angeles" (reading note courtesy of Johnson Rare Books & Archives, Covina, CA). A nearly fine copy. (#168490).
Printing code on page 101: "36742 2-25 2M."