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Voters Approve Bonds to Buy Water Company

August 17, 2009 |  4:00 am

Aug. 17, 1899, Water Bonds

Aug. 17, 1899: Above, an ad opposes issuing $2 million in bonds to buy the water company. Notice that Hoover Street, indicated by a dotted line, was the western boundary of Los Angeles.


Aug. 24, 1889: Voters overwhelmingly approve bonds to buy and improve the water works.

Below, jurors deadlock in the case of Mrs. May Huxley, accused of stealing two pairs of shoes.