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Blast moves mountain for highway construction
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes.; Title supplied by cataloger.
Photograph caption dated June 25, 1948 reads, "A whole side of a mountain 245 feet high was blow [sic] up today by construction crews to make way for widening operations. on [sic] Highway 99, near Castiac. Above is a scene of the blast. Workmen spent nearly a month drilling 178 holes in the mountain and planting 5000 pounds of explosives for the blast."
1 photographic print :b&w ;19 x 24 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 41
Mountain roads--California--Castaic
Mountains--California, Southern
Castaic (Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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