Flashcards in Chapter 8 Lesson 2 Deck (18):
WHy did railroads begin to lower their rates?
THEY HAD COMPETITION SANTA FE RR AND SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPETED FOR CUSTOMERS More custmores
How did they get more people to travel?
Lower prices AND ADVERTIZED CA WARM CLIMATE
Why was San Pedro Bay important?
Built into a harbor-NEEDED IT TO GET SUPPLIES
what is petroleum?
Where was the 1st important oil discoveries?
who was edward Doheny?
A person who found oil in LA
what is a boom?
A time of fast economic growth
what is a derrick?
A tower built over an oil well
how did railroads use oil?
Burned more cleanly
How did discovery of oil change the economy in california?
Set off a boom- b/c DEMAND FOR OIL GREW
what are reservoirs?
Place where water is put-HUMAN MADE LAKE
Who was William Mulholland?
Had an idea how to get water TO LA FROM OWENS RIVER
what is an aqueduct?
A large pipe OR CANAL THAT CARRIES WATER FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER
what is hydroelectric power?
Electricityproduced by using by waterpower
Why was Los Angeles (Mulholland's) aqueduct important?
To get water TO LA
WHy were the people in Owne's Valley angry over the LA Aqueduct?
Because they didn't get water
-LA TOOK THEIR WATER AND THEY THEN DIDNT HAVE ANY
How did people in Owne's valley try to stop LA from taking water?
They set off dynamite to destroy it