Title supplied by cataloger. Photograph caption dated January 8, 1947 reads, "A mechanic from the gas company goes down into the trench to fix a plug in the broken pipe. The excitement was soon over." The article refers to 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 after a four-hour struggle by a Southern California Gas Co. crew.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express (Firm) Newspaper buildings--California--Los Angeles Explosions--California--Los Angeles Gas-pipes--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Hotels--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs