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From the Mothers of East Los Angeles to Mother Dough
Urban archaeologists agree that a well-preserved chunk of the Zanja Madre, or Mother Ditch, has been discovered in Chinatown. This 1874 map shows the path of the pipe as it passed through the old pueblo
The Los Angeles Aqueduct, which marks its 100th anniversary on Tuesday, transformed the city. Here are four more public works projects that significantly affected the region
Hunting for history in a region known for burying its treasures
This manuscript map traces the path of the essential lifeline of early Los Angeles: the Zanja Madre, or Mother Ditch.