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Guide to the Boulder Water Company papers, Water Resources Collection
H.Mss.0139  
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Description
The Boulder Water Company was incorporated October 25, 1919 as a mutual water company and was officially dissolved in June 1979. Located in Claremont, California, the Company operated one well and two reservoirs for the benefit of its stockholder members. The collection, which came from the corporate secretary, consists of correspondence, legal documents and financial records of the Company and is most complete in the company’s last 15 years, 1964-1979. Minutes from the meetings are complete.
Background
The Boulder Water Company was incorporated October 25, 1919 as a mutual water company and was officially dissolved in June 1979. The Company was located north of Baseline between Mills and Padua Road in Claremont, California. The Company operated one well and two reservoirs for the benefit of its stockholder members. The well was originally dug in 1919 for Amelia C. Bridges who in turn gave some of the water rights to the Company. In 1945, the Company bought 100 shares of the Claremont Basin Mutual Water Company stock to supplement their needs. Due to the dwindling citrus groves and demands for further domestic water by the area's increasing residents, however, in 1977 the well property was sold to the Southern California Water Company and the domestic reservoir property was sold to Lewis Homes, a developer in the Claremont area.
Extent
4.2 linear feet (9 document boxes + 1 realia box).
Restrictions
All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.
Availability
This collection is open for research.