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West Valley's flying teacher set for July 4 annual event
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
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph included in the Exhibit: Defining Their Identity: The Changing Roles of Women in the Post-War Era as Documented by the Valley Times Newspaper.
Photograph caption dated May 29, 1958 reads, "Teacher pre-flights plane - Jan Wood, flying school teacher from Birmingham High School, tests her small Cessna 170 she will fly in annual 'Powder Puff Derby' July 4. With her is "Cindy," who started out at Miss Wood's co-pilot when she attempted to circle globe last year in same plane."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Air pilots--United States
Women air pilots--United States
Women teachers--California--Los Angeles
Airplanes--California--Los Angeles
Dog owners--California--Los Angeles
Dogs--California--Los Angeles
Cessna aircraft
Reseda (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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