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Arroyo Seco Where Did You Go?

August 19, 2009

If you haven’t taken a gander at Jessica Hall and Joe Linton’s L.A. Creek Freak blog, it is a must-read for anyone with even the slightest inkling of interest in Los Angeles history and its topographic environment.

A recent post by Jane Tsong reminds us of the vast meadow that was replaced by the development of Highland Park in the 1880′s. She also touches on the fascinating water bottling history of Northeast Los Angeles, and shows us some photos of how a branch from the Arroyo Seco was part of a water feature at Sycamore Grove Park, before being paved over in the 1930′s. Check it out:

More on the North Branch of the Arroyo Seco
3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 19, 2009 11:18 am

    Thanks for the praise for L.A. Creek Freak… though I want to mention that LACF is definitely a team effort. It’s not just my blog – it got its start as Jessica Hall’s and Joe Linton’s blog. We’re both volunteers. Jessica is the person who has inspired and informed me in her work tracking down the historic streams throughout Southern California – many of which still exist and are still threatened with further degredation. My focus tends to be on L.A. River revitalization. Creek Freak tries to cover a gamut of river, creek, water, and some other environmental issues – looking at the past present and future…

    We’re really happy for the excellent recent Arroyo Seco contribution by Jane Tsong, too – glad you liked it and passed it on to your readers!

  2. August 19, 2009 1:53 pm

    Whoops. Meant to include her. Sorry. Now corrected. Keep up the good work.

    • August 20, 2009 5:57 pm

      Thanks for crediting Jessica! I may post more often that she does, but her posts are more popular.

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