Homer Halverson worked for the City of
Los Angeles as an Engineer in the 1920s, on his family's orange grove in the San
Fernando Valley, in the early 1930s, and as a structural draftsman in the US Army Corps
of Engineers from the mid-1930s to his retirement in 1965. The Homer A. Halverson
Collection documents water history and related infrastructure in the greater Los Angeles
area in the early- to mid-20th century, especially the construction of containment and
runoff systems within urban and suburban areas in the city. It consists primarily of
Homer Halverson, son of Ole and Laura Halverson, was born in 1903 in Minco, Oklahoma.
After attending the University of Oklahoma, he moved to California in 1924, settling in
the San Fernando Valley with his family. He met and married his wife, Millicent
Scoltock, shortly after, with whom he had two daughters, Gail and Karen.
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