Friday, April 13, 2012

Vintage Photo Friday

Slauson & Hannum Avenues, Culver City, February 1941
Notice the oil fields of Blair and Baldwin Hills in the background
photo courtesy of LAPL archives

It's STORMING in Los Angeles today! It's not only raining, the wind is blowing the rain sideways! Naturally, this is a very busy weekend for me. I have a lot of running around to do. Ugh!
Apparently, it was raining like crazy on February 17, 1941. The caption for the above photo from the Herald Examiner reads: "Caught in the grip of the storm, autos are shown stalled hub-cap deep in mud at Slauson and Hannum Avenues in Culver City on February 17, 1941. Overnight nearly an inch of rain fell in Los Angeles, forming lakes of water and mud over the main streets in a number of outlying sections. The four-day storm brought a total of 3.06 inches of rain."

Today, the corner of Slauson and Hannum is occupied by the Westfield - Fox Hills Mall and a number of other big box stores, as well as the 405 Freeway. The streets and the storm drains seem to have been upgraded in the past 71 years.

Slauson and Hannum,Culver City, 2012

Try to stay dry and have a wonderful weekend!

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