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Title
Swirling waters carry house a block away
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1934
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Wildfires above the Crescenta Valley in November 1933 and subsequent heavy rain in December 1933 produced the perfect conditions for a massive flood. Just after midnight on January 1, 1934, millions of tons of mud and debris traveled from the mountains down to the Verdugo Wash, killing many people and destroying about 400 homes in the communities of La Can~ada, La Crescenta, Montrose and Tujunga. Woody Guthrie's song, "Los Angeles New Year's Flood," commemorates the natural disaster.
Residence, belonging to Carl F. Gee and family, located at 3113 Mayfield Avenue in Montrose. The home was washed more than a block away by the swirling flood waters that hit Montrose.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00029142
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 5000 L.A.-Glendale-Montrose flood; HE-001-974 4x5
CARL0000033597
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/7820
Subject
Floods--California, Southern
Flood damage--California--Montrose
Debris--California--Montrose
Dwellings--California--Montrose
Lost architecture--California--Montrose
Montrose (Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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