Cahuenga Pass and the Santa Monica Mountains as seen in 1915 from Melrose Avenue, near Hollywood.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Cahuenga Pass and the Santa Monica Mountains as seen in 1915 from Melrose Avenue, near Hollywood.

Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A rooftop view of downtown Los Angeles, circa 1913. That’s Pershing Square in the middle.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A rooftop view of downtown Los Angeles, circa 1913. That’s Pershing Square in the middle.

Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

The Los Angeles Aqueduct opened 100 years ago today on Nov. 5, 1913. Here’s a panoramic view of the opening ceremony in the San Fernando Valley.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library

The Los Angeles Aqueduct opened 100 years ago today on Nov. 5, 1913. Here’s a panoramic view of the opening ceremony in the San Fernando Valley.

Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library

Looking down Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, circa 1918.
Courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection.

Looking down Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, circa 1918.

Courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection.

A horse-drawn food truck in front of the University of Southern California campus in 1910. 
Part of the University of Southern California History Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A horse-drawn food truck in front of the University of Southern California campus in 1910. 

Part of the University of Southern California History Collection in the USC Digital Library.