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    A photo of construction on the Los Angeles River, January 27, 1956. Accompanying documentation places the location as "Lower Los Angeles River-Carson to Willow" and provides the following description: “Camera beneath P.E. Bridge at Sta. 253+25 and 480 feet left of centerline looking downstream (southwestward) along temporary dike at the entrance to paved section.” Homer Halverson Collection. Water Works - Documenting Water History in Los Angeles.

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      A photo of construction on the Los Angeles River, January 27, 1956. Accompanying documentation places the location as "Lower Los Angeles River-Carson to Willow" and provides the following description: “Camera beneath P.E. Bridge at Sta. 253+25 and 480 feet left of centerline looking downstream (southwestward) along temporary dike at the entrance to paved section.” Homer Halverson Collection. Water Works - Documenting Water History in Los Angeles.

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