Monday, November 26, 2007

Senator Flynt


These pictures show part of the water monument on the eastern lawn of City Hall that was built in tribute to Senator Frank Putnam Flynt. He served from 1905 -1911.
In 1906, Mr Flynt initiated a bill to construct the Los Angeles Aqueduct on Federal Land. It passed in the senate but was stalled in the House of Representatives. He was able to get President Theodore Rossevelt to help him get the bill passed. It insured that Los Angeles would have a reliable supply of water from the Owens Valley and facilitated the development of the Los Angeles region. Mr Flynt helped secure federal monies for the expansion of the Los Angeles Harbor as well.

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