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Title
Mud-and-rock-strewn area next to a destroyed house after a catastrophic flood and mudslide, La Crescenta-Montrose, 1934
Date Created and/or Issued
1934
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu. Phone: (310) 825-4988
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
View of the boulder-strewn area next to a destroyed house after a catastrophic flood and mudslide (in either January or October). Trees and the shell of the stone house on the right still stands.
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, 1934
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_4617
ark:/21198/zz002ctgtk
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Landslides--California--La Crescenta-Montrose
Dwellings--California--La Crescenta-Montrose
Flood damage--California--La Crescenta-Montrose
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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