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With its varied climate and diverse cultural influences, California boasts a range of natural wonders and architectural masterpieces.
L.A. Aqueduct System
L.A. Aqueduct SystemVideo Clip (10:28)
Video Clip (10:28)
Built over 100 years ago, the L.A. aqueduct system transports almost 600 million gallons of water to the city's residents everyday.
Ancient Roman Aqueduct
Ancient Roman AqueductVideo Clip (2:48)
Video Clip (2:48)
Don Wildman travels through time to unearth the ancient aqueducts hidden beneath the city of Naples, Italy.
Building the Erie Canal
Building the Erie CanalVideo Clip (2:39)
Video Clip (2:39)
Opened in 1825, the Erie Canal was one of the most extraordinary engineering feats of the 19th century, connecting eastern ports and manufacturing with the rest of the country.
Hoover Dam: True Giant
Hoover Dam: True GiantVideo Clip (4:23)
Video Clip (4:23)
The awe-inspiring Hoover Dam was built in the 1930s from enough concrete to create a two-lane highway from Los Angeles to Boston. How long did America's largest, man-made reservoir take to complete?
Aqueducts of Palenque
Aqueducts of PalenqueVideo Clip (2:58)
Video Clip (2:58)
This installment of "Wonders of Latin America" takes a look at the rise of the Mayan palace Palenque as well as the Mayan King Pacal.
Ancient Water Systems
Ancient Water SystemsVideo Clip (4:12)
Video Clip (4:12)
Ancient civilizations used advanced engineering techniques to access water for both health and luxury.
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In the early 20th century, engineer William Mulholland designed and oversaw the construction of an aqueduct that channeled water from the Owens Valley region of California to the growing city of Los Angeles.Go
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