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WHy did railroads begin to lower their rates?

THEY HAD COMPETITION SANTA FE RR AND SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPETED FOR CUSTOMERS More custmores

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How did they get more people to travel?

Lower prices AND ADVERTIZED CA WARM CLIMATE

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Why was San Pedro Bay important?

Built into a harbor-NEEDED IT TO GET SUPPLIES

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what is petroleum?

Oil

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Where was the 1st important oil discoveries?

Ventura

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who was edward Doheny?

A person who found oil in LA

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what is a boom?

A time of fast economic growth

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what is a derrick?

A tower built over an oil well

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how did railroads use oil?

Burned more cleanly

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How did discovery of oil change the economy in california?

Set off a boom- b/c DEMAND FOR OIL GREW

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what are reservoirs?

Place where water is put-HUMAN MADE LAKE

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Who was William Mulholland?

Had an idea how to get water TO LA FROM OWENS RIVER

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what is an aqueduct?

A large pipe OR CANAL THAT CARRIES WATER FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER

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what is hydroelectric power?

Electricityproduced by using by waterpower

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Why was Los Angeles (Mulholland's) aqueduct important?

To get water TO LA

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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

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How did people in Owne's valley try to stop LA from taking water?

They set off dynamite to destroy it

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what happended to owens lake?

Became dry- LATER IN 2001 THEY BROUGHT SOME WATER BACK TO OWENS RIVER