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Beauties vie for title
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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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The Los Angeles County Fair was first held from October 17-21, 1922 in Pomona. During World War II, from May 7 to August 24, 1942, the grounds were used as a Wartime Civilian Control Administration assembly center, which held more than 5,000 Japanese Americans prior to sending them to internment camps. There is no known historical marker at the site. There was no fair held from 1942-1947 due to the war. The fair is one of the largest county fairs in the United States. It is held in September on 543 acres of fairgrounds known as Fairplex, which includes a hotel and exposition complex, and is operated by the Los Angeles County Fair Association.
Photograph caption dated August 23, 1958 reads "Competing for title of Queen of Los Angeles County Fair to open Sept 12 in Pomona are, from left, front row, Marilyn Benzango, Dixie O'Bryan, Carol Gentry, Pat Parker and Marlene Fouquette and, from left, back row, Joan Suggs, Marilyn Burrows, Carol Shapik, Pat Eckstrom and Karen Kirste, Barbara Hubbard, standing, is 11th contestant of group chosen by student body of Mt. San Antonio College."
1 photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
Los Angeles County Fair (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Beauty contestants
Young women
Beauty contests
Bathing suits
Pomona (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
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