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Professional ground-breaker
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated October 30, 1953 reads, "The center of attention is the gopher, named - for some obscure reason - Wilber. Gathered hopefully around Wilber are, from left, Fred Nason, West Coast director of Allied Van Lines, Inc.; Kersey Kinsey, of Kersey Kinsey Co., builders, and Al Dutton, West Coast terminal manager for the van line. Occasion is ground-breaking for van line's 100,000 square foot terminal building at 7231 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. (P.S. Wilber was too busy fending off petting hands. Old fashioned shovel was finally brought out and ground was broken."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Allied Van Lines
Allied Van Lines--Employees
Ground breaking ceremonies--California--North Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Men--California--Los Angeles
Gophers--California--Los Angeles
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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