100-Mule Procession Headed To Los Angeles

LONE PINE, Calif. (AP) — A procession of 100 mules has left the eastern Sierra on a trek south to commemorate the 100th birthday of the Los Angeles Aqueduct.

Over the coming weeks, the Los Angeles Times reports the 240-mile journey will traverse both vast sage plains and dozens of cities before arriving in Los Angeles.

The effort, billed as a mobile art project, is the brainchild of artist Lauren Bon, granddaughter of the late publishing magnate and philanthropist Walter Annenberg.

Los Angeles has been vilified by its northern neighbors after land and water rights were snatched up in the Owens Valley to quench the thirst of the growing metropolis.

As a result, Owens Lake dried up and natural springs that fed farmland and fish hatcheries were drained.

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