Auto Electrical and Honolulu Grocery damaged by the October flood and mudslide, La Crescenta-Montrose, 1934
- Auto Electrical and Honolulu Grocery damaged by the October flood and mudslide, La Crescenta-Montrose, 1934
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- October 1934
- Los Angeles Times
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- Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection
A similar photograph appears with the caption: Raging Flood Leaves Mantle of Mud Over Streets and Yards in La Crescenta Area: Scenes in Wake of Disastrous Storm. Panorama of flood devastated area in the La Crescenta district, this view showing mud-covered Honolulu avenue in Montrose... [Los Angeles Times, 3 Jan. 1934]
Residents at the Honolulu Grocery at the intersection of Orangedale Avenue and Honolulu Avenue after the October 17 flood. The walls of the grocery and the Auto Electrical buildings were pushed back by flood waters and mud.
In November 1933, wildfires raged through the San Gabriel Mountains above the Crescenta Valley. 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. There was another rainstorm and flood on October 17 which caused additional flooding and damage, but no deaths.
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Grocery stores--California--La Crescenta-Montrose
Flood damage--California--La Crescenta-Montrose
- La Crescenta-Montrose (Calif.)
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- still image
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