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California Part 1

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

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