Before it was a concrete channel, the Los Angeles River was…wait for it…AN ACTUAL RIVER (see the above pic). True story. Learn more about the history of its paving tonight—Earth Day night—at “Paving the Past: The Los Angeles River as Flood Control Device,” a free lecture here at The Huntington. Talk is at 7:30 p.m. in Friends’ Hall.
Find out more about this week’s happenings in This Week at The H.
image caption: A view of a gentleman sitting next to the Los Angeles River. Charles C. Pierce (1861-1946), Griffith Park and Los Angeles River at Source, 1900. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
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