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Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
William Mulholland
1855 - 1935
 
William Mulholland Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Chris English, June 16, 2010
1. William Mulholland Marker
 
Inscription. A penniless Irish immigrant boy who rose by the force of his industry, intelligence, integrity and intrepidity to be a sturdy American citizen, a self-educated engineering genius, a whole-hearted humanitarian, the father of the city's water system, and the builder of the Los Angeles City Aqueduct:

This memorial is gratefully dedicated by those who are the recipients of his unselfish bounty and the beneficiaries of his prophetic vision.
 
Location. 34° 6.988′ N, 118° 16.296′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Los Feliz Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Riverside Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Dean (approx. 1.7 miles away); Special Delivery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hollywoodland's Granite Retaining Walls and Interconnecting Granite Stairs (approx. 2.9 miles away); Site of the Vine Street Brown Derby (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of Warner Pacific Theatre (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Honorable Edmund D. Edelman (approx. 3.8 miles away); Site of the Pig' N Whistle (approx. 3.9 miles away); Portola Trail (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
William Mulholland Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Chris English, June 16, 2010
2. William Mulholland Marker
Seen by many, read by few.
 

 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The "Cascades" is the place where Owens Valley water enter the San Fenando Valley/Los Angeles basin
 
Also see . . .
1. William Mulholland. A detailed Wikipedia article complete with photos. (Submitted on June 22, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 

2. Public Broadcasting System (PBS) - "The West" Series - William Mulholland. Provides more information on Mulholland's life and how he shaped today's western United States, and the world. (Submitted on June 22, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 

3. University of Southern California (USC) Web Page on the Collapse of St. Francis Dam. "...Recent research has raised questions about Mulholland's responsibility, and also offered some possible answers as to what really caused the St. Francis Dam to break. A 1992 examination of the disaster concluded that, given the geological knowledge of the time, Mulholland was in fact innocent of criminal negligence--that the break was caused by the anchoring of the dam's eastern edge to an ancient landslide impossible to detect in the 1920s." (Submitted on June 22, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 
 
William Mulholland Bust Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Chris English, June 16, 2010
3. William Mulholland Bust Marker
Due south from the text marker is this sculptural relief bust and a flag pole.
 
 
William Mulholland Relief and Flagpole Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Chris English, June 16, 2010
4. William Mulholland Relief and Flagpole
 
 
The Mulholland Memorial Fountain Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Chris English, June 16, 2010
5. The Mulholland Memorial Fountain
 
 
William Mulholland Memorial from the South Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Chris English, June 16, 2010
6. William Mulholland Memorial from the South
 
 
Mulholland Fountain Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Chris English, June 16, 2010
7. Mulholland Fountain
It's more than a memorial - especially for children on a windy afternoon
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 841 times since then. Last updated on June 23, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 20, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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