L.A. Needs the Water

A Conversation “They¬†talked about the Owens Valley last night.” “About the Alabama Gates shootout?” “Missed that part.” “Sort of a Bundy Seize around 1924.” “A bunch of ranchers took over Alabama?” “A bunch of Bishop ranchers kept Los Angeles from drinking Owens Valley water for nearly a week.” “The old aqueduct?” “It was new then. L.A. bought up the orchards and dried them out to send water south. The ranchers wanted the water back.” “The…

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