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L.A. Aqueduct Construction Headquarters
Saugus, California


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L.A. AQUEDUCT
SAUGUS HEADQUARTERS

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1909

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1911

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n.d. (1907-1912)

Los Angeles Aqueduct Construction Headquarters at Saugus Junction, n.d. (1907-1912).

Extremely faded or undeveloped sepiatone real photo postcard, edited to (roughly) black and white for legibility.


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The sign on the building in the center reads: "L.A. AQUEDUCT / HEADQUARTERS / SAUGUS DIVISION."

Saugus Junction is where the roads that are now (2017) known as Railroad Avenue, Bouquet Canyon Road and Magic Mountain Parkway come together. The intersection is behind and to the right of the photographer.

The view is what is now (2017) the north end of Springbrook Avenue. The old (1950s) Keysor-Century Records plant would be at the right side of the photo. See modern view below.

The subject matter is the same as in this photo, but from the opposite direction.

Beginning in 1907, this location was used for six years as the jumping off place for the aqueduct. Equipment and supplies were unloaded at the nearby Saugus train station and sent by mule-drawn wagons to the construction site. The engineer was William Mulholland, the same person who would build the St. Francis Dam in 1924. Temporary tent houses were set up east of the railroad tracks for employees.



Google Earth view, 2017. Click to enlarge.


LW3052: 9600 dpi jpeg from original RPPC purchased 2017 by Leon Worden, ex-Holabird auction.
L.A. AQUEDUCT

More Photos:
* Opening 11-5-1913

* 100th Anniversary


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Archive Footage

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Complete Report on Construction 1916

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Book: The Water Seekers (Nadeau 1950)

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Route Map 1908

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Workers Angered by Pay Cut, Spoiled Food 1909

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Saugus Division Tunnel 1909

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Photo Album: Construction 1908-1913

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Construction 1910

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Power House 1, ~1910

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Elizabeth Tunnel 1910

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Whitney Siphon 1910

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Saugus HQ 1907-12 x3

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Letter of Recommendation 1912

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Jawbone Siphon ~1912

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Cement Plant, Newhall ~1912

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Jawbone Siphon 1913

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Canyon Country ~1913

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Newhall ~1913

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Deadman Canyon Siphon, Saugus x2

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Cascades 1914

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Cascades 1915

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Power House 1
Construction 1915

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Terminus 1918

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Placerita x3

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Annual Report 1923

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Map & Facts, Bullock's 1926

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Annual Report 1929

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LADWP Propaganda
1926 (Rev. 1932)

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Bouquet Dam 1933-34

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Saugus Nuclear Plant 1960

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Jawbone Siphon 1960s

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Jawbone Siphon 2016 (26)

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