L.A. Aqueduct Centennial Celebration at the Cascades
The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power marked the 100th anniversary of the initial completion of the L.A. Aqueduct on Nov. 5, 2013, with a celebration at the Cascades in Sylmar (the man-made waterfall you see off to the side of the freeway when you return home to the Santa Clarita Valley from down below). The highlight of the event was a series of scripted speeches delivered by actors portraying important figures in the water story such as aqueduct engineer William Mulholland; L.A. Mayor and wheeler-dealer Fred Eaton; and newspaper mogul-turned-land baron Harry Chandler.
Real-life dignitaries seen in these photos include L.A.’s new mayor, Eric Garcetti; Eaton’s great-grandson (seen at left in group photos); Mulholland’s great-granddaughter Christine Mulholland (wearing yellow); and L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge (at right in group photos).
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