Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fact of the Day: William Mulholland

While Los Angeles is one of the largest and most notable cities in the world, the city owes a lot to a man named William Mulholland who was responsible for building a aqueduct that gave the city a supply of water in its early history. Sadly for Mulholland, his career came to an end when a dam he had personally inspected quickly collapsed in one of the worst man-made disasters of its time.  

9 comments:

  1. Oh ouch! What a sad thing!

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  2. I recognize his name from that movie "Mulholland Drive" that was set in LA. I think Nick Nolte starred in it.

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  3. That is one fact they don't talk about.

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  4. A well-known name in Los Angeles.

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  5. Can't win them all. Terrible indeed.

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  6. I didn't know that! Perhaps I forgot. Rather ironic and sad, since I did study dams in Orange County as part of a hydrology course at Cal State Fullerton. Now I know the story behind Mulholland Drive.

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