Jan. 30, 1907
Recent rains have left the cityâ€™s streets in terrible shape, as The Times shows in a photo taken at 1st Street and Spring.
This wagon, pulled by a strong team, plunged up to its hubs in one of the potholes and the horses were unable to free it. â€œUnder the whip and vociferous admonitions of their driver, they were helpless to pull it out from the stinking muck in which, hub deep, it stood,â€ The Times says.
The driver abandoned the wagon, The Times says, posing an obstacle to other traffic.
â€œStreet conditions in Los Angeles never were so bad as they are today under our new-fangled, high-salaried and pompous Board of Public Works. When we had a street superintendent it was sometimes possible to â€˜get a move on,â€™ â€ The Times says.
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