Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water, and the Real Chinatown

Date: November 19, 2016

Time: 2 pm

Location: Old Town Newhall Library

** HISTORICAL SOCIETY **
** LECTURE SERIES **

Presents:

MARC WEINGARTEN
Who will give a talk on his book:
Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water, And the Real Chinatown (2015)

 

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Thirsty is the history of Los Angeles and its fraught relationship with water. As a city on the make since the early twentieth century, Los Angeles’ resources fought hard to keep up with its unchecked growth. The city’s water chief William Mulholland built an aqueduct to grab water over 200 miles away in Owens Valley, but it wasn’t enough. “Thirsy” is the gripping tale of Los Angeles’ epic battles for water, the larger-than life characters that shaped a city’s destiny, and the man-made tragedy that killed 400 and forever changed the way water would be harnessed and allocated.

 

“An erudite and fascinating look at the larger-than-life characters, the movers and shakers, the schemers and snake-oil-salesmen, who created the megacity we call Los Angeles. Crucial reading for fans of California history.”

–Mark Haskell Smith

William Mulholland
William Mulholland

 

 

At Old Town Newhall Library
On Lyons Ave and Main Street in Newhall
Saturday, November 19, 2016
At 2:00 pm
ADMISSION IS FREE!!

Book signing with the author will follow the lecture.
Call 661-254-1275 for more info