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When the Dam Broke

Building things is bipartisan; both Democrats and Republicans claim to support infrastructure projects in the United States. And the past can be instructive, because when it comes to creating public works, you can either be a hero—or a villain. In William Mulholland’s case, he was both.
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6/29/17: An earlier version incorrected stated the relationship of Owens Valley to Los Angeles. We regret the error.

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