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Title
Railbird's view
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
Creator
Dean, Gordon
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
1964
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.
http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/UND/1.0/
Description
Photograph was edited for publication purposes.
Santa Anita Racetrack, located at 285 W. Huntington Drive, is the oldest racetrack in Southern California. The "first" Santa Anita Racetrack was opened on December 7, 1907, but closed two years later. In 1933, Hollywood director Hal Roach and San Francisco dentist Dr. Charles Strub formed the Los Angeles Turf Club and raised funds to build a new track. Designed in an Art Deco style by Gordon B. Kaufman, the "new" Santa Anita Park opened December 25, 1934. In 1942, racing at Santa Anita was suspended and Santa Anita was used as a Japanese American internment center from 1942-1944. A downhill turf course was added in 1953, and in the 1960s major renovations included a much-expanded grandstand as well as additional seating. In 2007, the park added a synthetic "cushion" track to the existing turf course. The Park contains 61 barns, which house more than 2,000 horses, and an equine hospital.
Photograph caption dated March 21, 1964 reads "Valley Times photographer Gordon Dean got this railbird's-eye look at the finish of a recent harness race at Santa Anita. The 20-day Western Harness Association meeting concludes April 8." The racetrack is in Arcadia.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Identifier
00157912
Valley Times Collection;
HCNVT_d062_f30_i27
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/131085
Subject
Santa Anita Park (Arcadia, Calif.)
Harness drivers
Men
Spectators
Harness racing
Harness racehorses
Horses
Racetracks (Horse racing)
Grandstands
Arcadia (Calif.)
Time Period
1961-1970

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