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Power House No. 1 During Construction of Penstock
San Francisquito Canyon


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Photograph of Power House No. 1 taken November 1, 1915 showing a portion of the penstock installed.

On reverse of photograph:

This is OUR Power House No.1
This remarkable photograph shows the first of the aqueduct power plants, fifteen miles north of Saugus in the San Francisquito Canyon. It can supply 69,000 horsepower, or about 50 per cent more than the total present electrical consumption for all purposes in the city, with the exception of street car lines. It is one of twelve plants with a total of 165,000 met horsepower, a quantity sufficient for all light and power purposes for a city three times as large as Los Angeles is at present. This power could afford the city a net income of $5,000,000 per year, or 10 per cent on a capitilization of $50,000,000.


AL2091a: 9600 dpi jpeg from original photograph. Collection of Alan Pollack.
L.A. AQUEDUCT

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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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LADWP Propaganda
1926 (Rev. 1932)

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Bouquet Dam 1933-34

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Jawbone Siphon 2016 (26)

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