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
documents water history and related infrastructure in the greater Los
Angeles area in the early- to mid-20
th century, especially the
construction of containment and runoff systems within urban and suburban areas in the city.
It consists primarily of photographs.
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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