This collection contains newspaper clippings, articles, and other material on the history of the Gage Canal, the system built
in 1898 to supply water to the city of Riverside, California. Materials in the collection cover the sale of the Gage Canal
company, various lawsuits and legal issues, and correspondence and photographs belonging to John M. Mylne, the
superintendent and engineer of the Gage Canal System.
The Gage Canal was built in the 1880s by Matthew Gage, a Canadian jeweler who filed a claim on 640 acres of land in the recently
formed agricultural settlement of Riverside, California. In order for Gage to receive the title to his claim, he was required
to bring water to the land, so he began the construction of a canal from the Santa Ana River in San Bernardino.
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