Vehicles caught in 1920s downpours in Los Angeles

Vehicles caught in 1920s downpours in Los Angeles


The precipitation, which was general over Southern California was particularly heavy in Los Angeles, the rain gauge showing 2.53 inches for the city.  Many districts in the city were completely under water, traffic was tied up downtown, basements were flooded and motorists were marooned in streets.

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Vehicles stall at West Vernon and 11th avenues in Los Angeles on Feb. 4, 1927, after heavy rains flooded the streets. A similar photo was published in the Feb. 5, 1927, edition of the Los Angeles Times. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

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Vehicles stall at West Vernon and 11th avenues in Los Angeles after heavy rains on Feb. 4, 1927. A similar photo was published in the Feb. 5, 1927, edition of the Los Angeles Times. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

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Cars stall on a flooded Culver City street around 1920. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

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A car gets stuck in the flooded intersection of Yosemite Drive and Eagle Rock Boulevard in Eagle Rock in 1929. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

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An automobile gets trapped in floodwaters in Laurel Canyon in February 1927. Major flooding occurred on Feb. 16, 1927, all over Southern California. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

via LA Times


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