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Hazardous area inspected
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
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
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes.
Photograph caption dated May 9, 1958 reads "Thousands of square miles of heavily forested areas in Southern California are checked regularly by fire inspectors to prevent disastrous fires like the one that swept the Malibu mountains in 1957. Capt. Robert Ballentine, Fire Prevention Bureau, Los Angeles County Fire Department, left, points out pumping wells to Capt. Charles McElroy, who accompanied him on a tour of inspection of one of the county's oil fields. In far background is portion of historic Ridge Route near Castaic Junction." See images 00155236 through 00155241 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
Los Angeles County (Calif.).--Fire Department
Fire fighters
Fire prevention--Inspection
Oil well pumps
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Time Period

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