Skip to main content

Image / Mono Crater tunnel

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Mono Crater tunnel
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
With dynamite and steel, hardrock miners on April 26, 1939, wrote a dramatic new chapter in Los Angeles' search for water when the Mono Crater tunnel, east of the High Sierras, was holed through at 6:23 a.m. This photo shows the miners planting their last charges of explosive. The tunnel is 11 miles long and has been under construction for more than four years. Its purpose is to bring water from the Mono basin into the city aqueduct system.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1071.
Los Angeles Aqueduct (Calif.)
Owens Valley (Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: