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Title
Debris from a building ruined by 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.
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.
View of the walls of a destroyed house resting on a telephone pole following a catastrophic flood (in either January or October). A standing house is visible on the high ridge in the background.
Text from negative sleeve: Floods, Montrose
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_4630
ark:/21198/zz002cth8s
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Flood damage--California--La Crescenta-Montrose
Landslides--California--La Crescenta-Montrose
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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