Garden hose mystery

Dear Editor:The recent story in area newspapers concerning a Long Beach resident who nearly lost his dog into an 18-ft. deep hole that appeared suddenly in his backyard reminded me of an event in Downey in 1954 - if memory serves. A local resident lost a garden hose into the earth of his backyard; it vanished several feet into the soil and was difficult to rescue. The story continued with variations all that summer and was usually termed: "The Great Garden Hose Mystery." Perhaps one of your readers will recall this long ago event which was never satisfactorily explained. -- John Vincent, President, Downey Historical Society

********** Published: September 16, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 22