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Freeway Trench Cave-In Kills Boy, 6

 May 23, 1960, Cave-In

May 23, 1960: Kelly "Randy" Holmes of 2829 Allesandro St. is killed when he is buried under four feet of dirt while playing in a trench for the Golden State Freeway near what is now the interchange with the Glendale Freeway. Two friends from the neighborhood, Alfonso Garcia Jr., 9, and his 7-year-old brother, Gilbert, were unhurt despite being half-buried in dirt.

On the jump: “Should We Really Believe Weird Stories of Red Missile Bases in Cuba?”

May 20, 1960, Cuban Missiles



Allessandro and Ripple streets via Google Maps’ street view.

May 20, 1960, Cave-In

May 20, 1960, Cave-In

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