A dynamite blast in the Broadway Tunnel on September 21, 1949 during its demolition touched off a false earthquake scare in the Civic Center and vicinity. The black arrow points to the courtroom where the Mickey Cohen trial was under way. Several spectators left hurriedly. The white arrow shows what's left of the tunnel after the blast. Concrete sections blasted away lie in the foreground.
Streets--California--Los Angeles Tunnels--California--Los Angeles Actions and defenses--California--Los Angeles Wrecking--California--Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Broadway (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs Cohen, Mickey,1914-1976