Inyo County Points of Interest

Historic Point of Interest: Alabama Gates Marker Near Lone Pine 4 March 2016
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Alabama Gates Marker
US 395 at Los Angeles Aqueduct Road
North of Lone Pine
Built 1913

The Alabama Gates

The Alabama Gates and gate house were constructed in 1913 when the Los Angeles Aqueduct was built to dewater the aqueduct when maintenance is necessary. On November 16, 1924, seventy or more local citizens seized the aqueduct at the Alabama Gates and diverted the city's water supply through the gates into the dry Owens River to publicize the concerns of Owens Valley residents. Four days later the water was voluntarily allowed to again flow into the aqueduct. Over the years, attempts to reconcile the city's water needs and the concerns of valley residents have moved from confrontation to negotiation.

Dedicated June 27, 1992
Slim Princess Chapter #395
E Clampus Vitus

The Alabama Gates and gate house are located about five hundred meters south of this marker on the west side of US 395.

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