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Construction of flood control channel, Montrose
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photo shows the pathway of the disastrous 1934 Montrose-La Crescenta flood. The flood took nearly 50 lives, wiping out many homes, including the old Montrose American Legion Hall, which had been set up as a Red Cross first aid headquarters. The hall was completely washed away in the flash flood, which extended as far as Glendale. The path of the flood is now a flood control channel under construction. Workers are shown laying cement into the channel.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 170-L. A. River.
Rivers--California, Southern
Los Angeles River (Calif.)
Montrose (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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