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Automobile repair business and house damaged by the catastrophic January mudslide, La Crescenta-Montrose, 1934
Date Created and/or Issued
January 1934
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
View of an automobile repair business, with a sign reading "Auto Electrician, Generators Ignition Batteries," and house at the intersection of Honolulu Avenue and Orangedale Avenue damaged by the catastrophic January mudslide in La Crescenta-Montrose with a car in front of the house and the San Gabriel Mountains in the background. The Honolulu Grocery store is partially visible on the right.
In November 1933, wildfires raged through the San Gabriel Mountains above the Crescenta Valley. Two floods followed the next year. In late December, a series of storms dropped 12 inches of rain. On New Year's Eve, heavy rains led to sporadic flooding. Around midnight, mountain hillsides collapsed sending millions of tons of mud into the Crescenta Valley neighborhoods below. More than 400 homes were destroyed in La Cañada, La Crescenta, Montrose and Tujunga. Scores of people were killed, and hundreds were left homeless. Another rainstorm on October 17 caused additional flooding and damage, but no deaths.
Text from negative sleeve: Floods, Montrose & La Crescenta
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Flood damage--California--La Crescenta-Montrose
Landslides--California--La Crescenta-Montrose
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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