the river | Maps and images
The maps and images accessible via links from this page
accompany the story about the taming of the Santa Ana River at Olive.
My thanks to Chris Jepsen and Susan Berumen of the Orange County Archives
for providing many of these images, as well as the video footage showing
the 1938 flood of at Olive. Additionally, I would like to thank Susan
Pelis (a descendant of the Watson family) for informing me that a portion
of the S.A.V.I. Co. canal still exists in the Santa Ana Canyon, and
for identifying the location of that site. - Daralee
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This recent photo suggests the point where historical figures crossed
the river at Olive, close to present day Glassell Street bridge.