Thursday, April 17, 2008

Holmes


Old 1924 pic of homes along the LA River. Sadly the 1938 flood washed them all away.I can't tell what hill that is in the background?

In '38, a heavy storm came through and dropped 4 1/2 inches. Then two days later an even bigger storm rolled through and dropped another 5 or so. A lot of the hills and land gave way and turned into a roaring wall of mud. Killing a couple hundred locals. The flood took out around 6,000 houses!!

Bob Dylan "Big River"
Bill Monroe "The Days Gone By"

2 Comments:

Anonymous HomerStreet said...

WOW. thanks for all your research on MH. Growing up here, I appreciate it.

Monday, April 28, 2008  
Blogger don quixote said...

Your looking south from the old Taylor Railyards, LA River, and the big hill in Elysian Park now overlooking the 5 and Pasadena Frwys (parking area on top) and the 1938 flood did not wash them all away many of those houses are still there (the ones that weren't bulldozed during the construction of the Golden State Frwy), the area is referred to as Elysian Valley, Dark Valley, Frogtown, and many many years ago Turkey Flats

Thursday, July 24, 2008  

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