Flooding in Van Nuys: 1/17/1952


USC Digital Library continues to add extraordinary images to their online archives. The photos below show the aftermath of rains that fell in January 1952. They caused widespread flooding throughout Los Angeles and hit the flat, newly developed streets of Van Nuys hard. ┬áPeople drowned, cars were swamped, trucks rescued individuals and shelters put people…

Flood: Van Nuys, CA


Flood: Van Nuys, CA, originally uploaded by Here in Van Nuys. "Wow, what a cool picture! That little shop on the corner is my grandfather Frank Preimesberger's Van Nuys Printing shop. He started the business in 1942 after moving to Van Nuys from Pierz, Minn. The business was passed to my uncle Lee Preimesberger in…

Flood: Van Nuys, CA


Flood: Van Nuys, CA, originally uploaded by Here in Van Nuys. Van Nuys Bl. 1938 Flood

1938 Flood: Van Nuys, CA


Don Waters, of St. Louis, MO, who grew up in Van Nuys in the 1950s, sent me these vintage photos of our area. They were shot by his grandfather during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Among the hardships endured at that time were flooding and low agricultural prices.