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Nathan W. Stowell Papers: Finding Aid
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This collection consists primarily of field notes, maps, and business records related to Nathan W. Stowell (1851-1943) and his land development and irrigation interests in the Cucamonga area, Los Angeles, and the Imperial Valley in Southern California.
Nathan W. Stowell (1851-1943) was born in Claremont, New Hampshire, on December 15, 1851. He learned engineering and hydraulics in New England before moving to Los Angeles, California, in 1874. In Southern California, he worked on numerous irrigation and land development projects, including Rialto, Corona, Cucamonga, Ontario, East Whittier, and the Imperial Valley. He founded or took leadership positions in several companies, which included the Stowell Cement Pipe Company, the Cucamonga Fruit Land Company, the Cucamonga Land and Improvement Company, the Ontario Power Company, the Pacific Sewer Pipe Company, the California Development Company, and the Imperial Valley Water Company Number 1. Stowell worked closely with George and William Chaffey, Canadian brothers involved in the irrigation development of Ontario, California and the Imperial Valley.
167 items in 3 boxes + 2 oversize folders and 1 rolled item
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