Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Unveils Historic Exhibit at the Pico House

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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

"Water and Power in the History of Los Angeles" Commemorates the LADWP's Century of Service

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will debut "Water and Power in the History of Los Angeles," an historical exhibit at the Pico House, 424 North Main Street, adjacent to Olvera Street. The extraordinary exhibit chronicles the development of the nation's largest municipal utility and provides insight into the role LADWP has played in the development of the City of Los Angeles.

WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2002, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Pico House, 424 North Main Street (Olvera Street), Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHY: LADWP celebrates 100 years of service to the residents and businesses of Los Angeles. Without the foundation and foresight of city leaders and visionaries such as William Mulholland and E.F. Scattergood to invest in and develop vital water and power systems, the City of Los Angeles may not have become the important city it is today.

WHO: City Officials and other dignitaries

VISUALS
-- Antique water wagon
-- Historical photo gallery chronicling the construction of the L.A. Aqueduct and the development of the power system
-- Unique artifacts
-- Personal effects of William Mulholland and E.F. Scattergood, fathers of water and power, respectively
-- Early 20th Century tools and equipment used by LADWP

ADMISSION: Free to the public. Something for everyone, the entire family, to enjoy.

For more information, contact the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Darlene Battle, 213/367-1368, or Gale Harris, 213/367-1415.

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