Issue 5 and Volume 48.

THE LOS ANGELES WATER SUPPLY In thirty years the small Mexican pueblo of Los Angeles, with 11,000 inhabitants, has grown into a modern American city of 330,000 souls, increasing its assessed valuation during that period from $7,259,000 to $289,279,927, says the Review of Reviews in its July number. In this wonderful coastal plain, lying between a mild sea and snow-capped mountains, the magic touch of water is all that is required to transform the desert. Here has been created the playground of the United Stales with a delightful winter and an equally pleasant summer climate. Those in moderate circumstances are as much attracted as the wealthy, for there are to-day 1,850 manufacturing plants in the city limits using power and employing labor. The marvelous story of the progress of Los Angeles and the wonderful effect of the harmonious action of its people reads like magic. The country where Los Angeles…

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