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Safety pledges at drag strip rally
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated October 21, 1954 reads, "Pomona Police Chief Ralph Parker, right, guest speaker at drag strip rally at Olive Recreation Center, Burbank, signs safety pledge in campaign being pushed by San Fernando Valley junior chamber of commerce. Key rally dignitaries, left to right, are Bill Felts, president of North Hollywood Jaycees, sponsor of rally; Sam Hanks, 1953's champion driver of nation, rally emcee, Councilman Everett Burkhalter, speaker, and Chief Parker. Hanks had just returned from Sacramento race, where rock through windshield caused injury to forehead."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Burkhalter, Everett G.--(Everett Glen),--1897-1975
Hanks, Sam
Olive Recreation Center (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)
San Fernando Valley Junior Chamber of commerce
North Hollywood Junior Chamber of Commerce
North Hollywood Junior Chamber of Commerce--Presidents
Men--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Police chiefs--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Automobile racing drivers--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
City council members--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Bumper stickers--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Bandages and bandaging
Bow ties--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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