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Title
Pachyderm race proves earth-shattering success
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Brich, George
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1962
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated May 11, 1962 partially reads, "True to the finest traditions of elephant racing, over 10,000 fans jammed the infant Orange County State College campus Friday in Fullerton to witness 'the first intercollegiate elephant race in human history.' Modoc, Long Beach State College's speedy four-ton pachyderm turned the event into near chaos when she decided to get away from it all and return to her pen - running and bellowing through frightened and screaming, but uninjured spectators. Before she went wild, however, Modoc took first place in the varsity 95-yard elephant run with a record setting 23,85603 seconds performance." California Lutheran College entry was a tortoise that finished last, alas, in elephant race.; See images #001177621 through #00117623 for all photos in this series.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00117622
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d020_f28_i23
CARL0005347808
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/51169
Subject
Orange County State College
California Lutheran College--Students
College campuses--California--Fullerton
Entertainment events--California--Fullerton
College sports--California--Fullerton
Elephants--California--Fullerton
Crowds--California--Fullerton
Men--California--Fullerton
Fullerton (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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