Title supplied by cataloger. Art Christian, (right) foreman and hero, directs and helps his crew in trying to force plug in broken gas main. Thousands of cubic feet of gas escaped from a ruptured high-pressure main which occurred on Georgia street, between 12th Place and Pico Blvd., forcing the evacuation of 68 persons from Georgia Hotel and causing the Evening Herald and Express to temporarily halt publication. The break was made by a mechanical ditchdigging machine preparing to lay a water main for the municipal Department of Water and Power, but was capped by Christian and his crew after a four-hour struggle. Photograph dated January 8, 1947.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
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