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April 25, 2014. Workers clean out a section and prepare the recently unearthed Zanja Madre, or Mother Ditch, for removal to the nearby Metabolic Studios for safe keeping. The 100 foot section and 4 foot diameter of brick pipe was found at a construction site at Chinatown and is a remnant of the 90 mile network of channels that brought water to the early inhabitants of Los Angeles. Originally built in 1781 it was enclosed in 1877 and eventually abandoned in 1904.

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April 25, 2014. Workers clean out a section and prepare the recently unearthed Zanja Madre, or Mother Ditch, for removal to the nearby Metabolic Studios for safe keeping. The 100 foot section and 4 foot diameter of brick pipe was found at a construction site at Chinatown and is a remnant of the 90 mile network of channels that brought water to the early inhabitants of Los Angeles. Originally built in 1781 it was enclosed in 1877 and eventually abandoned in 1904.

Filename: US_CA_44_1808_Zanja_Madre.jpg
Source: Citizen of the Planet
Date 25 Apr 2014
Location: Los Angeles California United States
Credit: Peter Bennett/Citizen of the Planet
Copyright: Peter Bennett
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Property Release: No
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