In the Preface that Catherine Mulholland wrote to her book, "William Mulholland and the Rise of Los Angeles", she clearly linked her grandfather's life to the history of Los Angeles when she wrote:
"This is not only a biography of William Mulholland but also an account of how a small pueblo in a semiarid basin was able to secure the water and power that allowed it to grow into a major city." & "William Mulholland presided over the creation of a water system that changed forever the course of Southern California history, and in so doing he became the focus of a controversy that has never died." -------------------------------------
Below there are some links where you can learn more about William Mulholland and the history of Los Angeles:
Mulholland's life and work is closely related to several recurrent themes of California's history.
Below is a list of these themes: Theme 1: California's boom mentality Theme 2: California as a land of opportunity Theme 3: Controversies over land and water Theme 4: The role of government in the development of California
You can learn more about these themes by clicking the buttons below.