Online Ted Elrick Los Angeles River (Images of America California) The Wonderful Ebook

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Language: English
Los Angeles River (Images of America: California)
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Author's Name: Published First Time: January 16th 2008 by Arcadia Publishing (first published January 16th 2007)
Stars Rating: 3.50 of 5 stars Additional Info: Paperback, 128 pages
Original Book Title: Los Angeles River (Images of America) Ebook Format: DJVU, iBook, FB2, DOC, ePub, RTF, MOBI, TXT, PDF

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For centuries, the Los Angeles River was unpredictable-- prone to flooding, a raging torrent during rare Southern California rains, and just a trickle and marshlands the rest of the year. To tame it, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers walled in the river just before World War II. Decades later, roadside signs that proclaimed "Los Angeles River" prodded the question: How can For centuries, the Los Angeles River was unpredictable-- prone to flooding, a raging torrent during rare Southern California rains, and just a trickle and marshlands the rest of the year. To tame it, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers walled in the river just before World War II. Decades later, roadside signs that proclaimed "Los Angeles River" prodded the question: How can this cement drain, strewn with trash and abandoned refrigerators, be considered a river? Abused through the 20th century, the L.A. River is amid a comeback thanks to the Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) and local governments. The realization that this arroyo has been as crucial to the development and growth of the city as the climate is again alive in the community. The vintage photographs for this historic and redemptive look at one of the great natural features of Los Angeles County were collected from private and public archives.

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