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Guide to the J. Ralph Shoemaker Papers, Water Resources Collection
h19xx.27  
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Description
This collection contains Weymouth's personal papers including correspondence, his publications and speeches, and photographs all relating to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the construction of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam) and the Colorado River Aqueduct from 1894-1941.
Background
J. R. Shoemaker was a hydraulic engineer who worked in the Pomona Valley. He worked for Pomona Valley Protective Association. San Dimas Water Company and San Dimas-Charter Oak Domestic Water Company, State Division of Water Resources, San Antonio Water Company, Southern California Water Company. He was involved in legal suits such as Irrigation Company of Pomona v. San Antonio Water Company, Cucamonga Water Company 1922-1930, Chino Basin Protective Association 1926-1935, San Gabriel Valley Protective Association v. City of Pasadena 1928-1931, Rancho Santa Margarita v. Vail, Pasadena v. Alhambra 1938-1941.
Extent
19 boxes
Restrictions
Property rights resides with Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections staff.
Availability
This collection is open for research.