For centuries, the Los Angeles River sustained human life

For centuries, the Los Angeles River sustained human life in the area. As Blake Gumprecht explains in his masterful history, The Los Angeles River: Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth, Tongva Indians collected tule from its banks to thatch their huts, and later the Spanish agricultural village of Los Angeles built a system of ditches (zanjas) to irrigate its fields. Read more: http://www.lamag.com/citythink/citythinkblog/2013/01/29/citydig-when-the-los-angeles-river-ran-wild

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