California Part 1
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Like this? Share it with your network

Share
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
354
On Slideshare
351
From Embeds
3
Number of Embeds
2

Actions

Shares
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 3

http://www.slideshare.net 2
http://pyrokyle-history141.blogspot.com 1

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. California Great Expectations By: Kyle Pollitt
  • 2. Water Source
    • Beginning in the 1890s California spent 40 years building an infrastructure that relied heavily on getting water and irrigating the entire state.
    • This task included building a 60 mile canal from the Colorado River to the Imperial Valley.
    • The canal ruptured, the Imperial Valley was flooded in 1905 and it took almost 2 years to repair the break.
    • Other large-scale water projects brought lawsuits and land feuds.
  • 3. Construction
    • Roads, bridges, parks, Universities, buildings and plazas were built with beautiful vision and designed by imaginative architects.
    • San Diego’s original city planner and landscape architect, John Nolen, envisioned San Diego as the Naples of southern California.
    • As the population increased so did the sprawl of homes, banks, cars, churches and military bases.
    • The mega state of California could handle it – for a century.