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Freshman royalty try their crowns
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Clarence W. Pierce School of Agriculture is a two-year community college in Woodland Hills, California. It opened in September 1947, with 70 students and 18 faculty members and is part of the Los Angeles Community College District. The school's initial focus was crop cultivation and animal husbandry, and still retains a large swatch of open fields for hands-on working farm training. In 1956 the school was renamed Los Angeles Pierce College.
Photograph caption dated September 30, 1961 reads, "Pierce College's newly-crowned freshmen queen Terry Turner, 18, 19006 Vose St., Reseda, draws the glances of her four princesses. They are, top, Valerie Hirsch, 18, 912 N. Laurel, Los Angeles, and Susan Frick, 18, 10044 Lurline Ave., Chatsworth; bottom, Diana Lee, 17, 5414 Shirley Ave., Tarzana, and Romaine Baker, 18, right, 18239 Topham St., Reseda. The five, chosen from 18 contestants, were crowned Friday night at the college's Frosh Fling."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Pierce College--Students
Community colleges--California--Woodland Hills (Los Angeles)
Community college students--California--Los Angeles
College freshmen--California--Los Angeles
Beauty contestants--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Crowns--California--Los Angeles
Tiaras--California--Los Angeles
Woodland Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
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