Griffith Park Sprinklers, 1936
Starting in 1933, the R.F.C, CCC, and W.P.A. initiated efforts at constructing a sprinkler system that would cover the hillsides in the park and turn on in case of wild fires. In part, the project was as a result of the death of 29 county relief workers that perished in a fire Oct. 3rd 1933.
Over time, the system has broken down and is completely non functional.
According to National Archives records, the W.P.A. also built a fire break as part of its efforts in Griffith Park.
Annual Reports of the Los Angeles Park Commission http://www.lafire.com/famous_fires/1933-1003_GriffithParkFire/1933-1003_GriffithParkFire.htm National Archives Record Group 69.3.1, no. 112
Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on May 27, 2016.
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