Two Holt 45 gas crawling-type ("caterpillar") tractors team up to pull a long wagon train in the Mojave Desert during construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct.
KPCC celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct with a screening of the 1974 classic "Chinatown," hosted by KPCC's Patt Morrison.
The Oscar winning film — directed by Roman Polanski, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway and written by Robert Towne — is the iconic dramatization of California's water wars.
Based on real life characters, the neo-noir film has been a cultural touchstone for decades and is a must-see for students of Southern California’s history.
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