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  • ... starts not with a beginning but with an ending: William Mulholland , the "father of the Los Angeles water system," died in 1935 ... also in evidence at the fountain , every especially hot SoCal day. Residents quickly made the fountain their unofficial wading ...
  • ... celebrated by large-scale watercolors, a beautification of Mulholland's Memorial fountain , and resurrection of an age-old water system, among ...
  • ... come together easily. Nor should it have - honoring lives lost is a task never to be taken lightly. Configure block ... Angeles brims with memorials and monuments . As Departures makes its way through various City neighborhoods, memorials ...
  • ... identifying and designating diverse monuments . KCET Departures has also done an exemplary job of serving as a "hyper-local web ... . And even bitter experiences and fights communities have lost need to be remembered -- so as not to diminish their ...
  • ... Creation of Eden "There it is, take it!" -- William Mulholland , at the opening of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, 19131 The Los ... Julia, aged 29. Her body was to stand in for all the lost -- the little girl found clutching her doll, the torso of a woman still ...
  • Home to as many as 11 graves, Dead Man's Island near San Pedro met its own demise in 1928, slowly dismantled by ... features, Dead Man's Island became something of a landmark . Postcard by M. Reider, courtesy of the James H. Osborne ...
  • Catherine Mulholland passed away on July 6 at her home in Camarillo. She was the ... which became the LA DWP. Catherine Mulholland wrote a widely praised biography of her grandfather, William Mulholland and the ... Times in 2001 about the real man behind the legend. SoCal Rewind is an on-going series bringing you past reports on the issues of ...
  • ... but ran with it, leading an indigenous plume of known and lost history of the city. * * * * 3: Will Rogers Monument (1998) Kent ... on the right," wrote MCLA. "The mural is the first memorial to honor the 1,500 Filipino American farmworkers that ignited ...
  • William Mulholland gave L.A. water and a motto to live by. David Ulin ruminates on the lifeblood ... others, a city rich and vigorous and full of pride, a city lost and beaten and full of emptiness." That's a terrific description -- all ...
  • As Departures visits places rich with myths and forgotten histories we encounter ... times to present-day Los Angeles, weaving together a common narrative based on personal stories, news clipping and diaries about ... and preserving, the towers could go the way of many other lost monuments of Los Angeles' ethnic history.   Ironically, as Bud" ...

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