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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.
00154962 Valley Times Collection; HCNVT_d058_f32_i4 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/128042
Los Angeles County Fair (Los Angeles County, Calif.) Beauty contestants Young women Beauty contests Fairs Bathing suits Pomona (Calif.) Portrait photographs Group portraits