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Amphibious taxi

Amphibious taxi

March 24, 1948: The original caption reported:

Tow truck pushes stalled taxi across water-filled intersection at 5th and Flower Sts. during yesterday’s rainstorm. Another taxi, at left, skidded from street into parking lot. Public Library in background.

The next morning, The Times reported:

Rain-hungry Southern California was drenched by a new storm yesterday. Gales whipped a blizzard of hail and snow over the Ridge Route and winds at sea lashed at small craft.

Farmers were jubilant but hundreds of motorists stalled on flooded streets called for tow cars.

The storm brought 1.39 inches of rain to Los Angeles. It raised the seasonal figure to 6.28, compared with 12.26 at this time last year and a normal of 13.14.

This photo was published on Page 1 of the March 25, 1948, Times.

1 Comment

  1. June 17, 2013, 3:02 am

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