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Two cars buried by flooding
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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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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.
Scene near Rossmoyne, where torrents swept away 400 feet of Can~ada Boulevard and buried autos under rocks and mud. The arrow points out an auto in which one body was found. Glendale High school student, Dean Meredith, peers into the second car hidden by whole trees and debris.
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Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 5000 L.A.-Glendale-Montrose flood
Floods--California, Southern
Flood damage--California--Glendale
Mountains--California, Southern
Glendale (Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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