Tag: river
los-angeles-river-before-concrete

Curbed LA has a great set of historical photos of the Los Angeles River before it was paved over by the Army Corps of Engineers after a destructive flood in March 1938. Seen here are two images shot from the 7th Street Bridge over the infamous LA River. It looks similar to today’s LA River […]

For those who don’t know, Chicago does this every year for St. Patrick’s Day.

Patagonia presents DamNation, a film premiering at SXSW 2014 about the destructive force of dams and the history of their construction as a power figure in the American subconscious. The film seems to focus on both working and abandoned/unused dam projects and advocates for their removal to let rivers and streams flow naturally once again […]

So much beautiful and rich history hidden in plain sight in Detroit. Watch this report from Charlie LeDuff about how this dirty river runs through some of the most interesting parts of the city.