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Flood in the Desert (español)

Special | 52m 45s

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Explore el derrumbe de la represa en 1928, el segundo desastre más mortal en California. Un fracaso colosal de ingeniería, la represa fue construida por William Mulholland, quien había garantizado el crecimiento de Los Ángeles al llevar agua a la ciudad a través de un acueducto.

Aired: 05/03/22 | Expires: 05/03/25 | Rating: NR

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The Chinese Six Companies

On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown as officials diagnosed bubonic plague in the neighborhood and wanted to quarantine the nearly 20,000 residents. As tensions flared, an influential group of merchants known as the Chinese Six Companies sprang into action.


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