Documentary History of American Water-works

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Pacific States California

California

The first permanent European settlers in California were Franciscans who arrived in the late 18th Century.  They built nineteen missions, several of which had extensive water works.  California became a state on September 9, 1850.

References
1870 The General Laws of the State of California, from 1850 to 1864 Inclusive | Also see |
Pages 152-156:  Water Companies

1911 An act to provide for the incorporation and organization and management of municipal water districts.  May 1, 1911.


Alphabetical
Auburn
Columbia
Dutch Flat
Jackson
Lompoc
Los Angeles
Marysville
Menlo Park
Nevada City
North San Juan
Placerville
Red Bluff
Sacramento
San Antonio de Padua
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose
Santa Barbara
Sausalito
Soledad
Sonora
Stockton
Ventura
Yreka

Chronological
1774 1 San Antonio de Padua
1790 2
Santa Barbara
1796 3 Soledad
1808 4 Lompoc
1815 5 San Diego
1815 6 Ventura
1850 7
Sausalito
1852 8 Sacramento
1854 9 Placerville
1854 10 Sonora
1855 11 Jackson
1855 12 Columbia
1858 13 Los Angeles
1858 14 Marysville
1858 15 Stockton
1859 16 Auburn
1859 17 Dutch Flat
1859 18 San Francisco
1860 19 North San Juan
1861 20 Nevada City
1861 21 Red Bluff
1862 22 Yreka
1864 23 Menlo Park
1865 24 San Jose
Note: The second column in the chronological table above shows the order in which systems were built in the state. Where no number is shown, a system was proposed but not built.

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