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Title
Gas main break near Evening Herald and Express perils hundreds
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1947
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Thousands of cubic feet of gas escaping from a ruptured high-pressure main 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. Photograph dated January 8, 1947.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00093233
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 41
CARL0005009163
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/28644
Subject
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

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