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The Museum's photos, History Files and artifacts help relate the story of the Owens Valley "water wars," which started in 1905 when the City of Los Angeles set its sights on the water in the Owens River as the answer to the growing city's need to secure additional water supplies. The astounding construction effort that created the Los Angeles Aqueduct (completed in 1913) is documented through photos and wagons and other equipment used on the project.