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Something VERY strange just happened in the past half hour.  It is so strange, it had to have been the hand of God—because I don’t believe in accidents.

About an hour or so ago, I did an Internet search for William Mulholland.  I began reading the article about Mulholland on Wikipedia.  He was the head of a predecessor department to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Mulholland was the chief engineer for the Los Angeles Aqueduct that brought water from the Owens River Valley to Los Angeles.  The aqueduct was completed in 1913.  I have hitchhiked through the Owens River Valley in California on U.S. 395 many times over the years; it is one of my favorite routes in the nation.

I left my friends’ office for maybe half an hour.  I walked back into the office, sat down and continued to read the article on Mulholland.  The phone rang.  It was a lady with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.  She wanted to talk with my friends about something, but they are gone for a couple more days.

What are the odds of me reading about the L.A. Department of Water and Power and then the phone rings and I speak with someone from the L.A. Department of Water and Power?  Very interesting.  Perfect timing.  God is in the details.  I don’t know what it all means at this time.

I remember hitchhiking in Montana a few years ago and this guy picked me up.  He had a Ph.D and taught at Idaho State University in Pocatello.  He was originally from California.  He told me about the building of the Los Angeles Aqueduct and the California Water Wars.  So I have always been curious about some of the history of Los Angeles and the Owens River Valley from that time period.

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