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Housewife flees flames
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The caption refers to the Angeles National Forest fire that began on October 13, 1959 in the Dark Canyon area of the Angeles National Forest. 30 m.p.h. gusts were responsible for the swift and erratic spread of the fires that burned through La Can~ada Flintridge and Big Tujunga Canyon, and threatening a wide span of neighborhoods including Altadena, Pasadena, Palmdale, and La Crescenta.
Photograph caption dated October 14, 1959 reads, "Fireman helps Mrs. Richard R. Myers carry clothing from her home as flames char within 10 feet of house at 5244 Vista Miguel Dr. in La Canada. More than 400 residents were evacuated from homes as fire swept foothills. Two other families on Vista Miguel were among evacuees."; See images #00114961 through #00114964 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Fires--California--La Can~ada Flintridge
Dwellings--California--La Can~ada Flintridge
Fire fighters--California--La Can~ada Flintridge
Men--California--La Can~ada Flintridge
Women--California--La Can~ada Flintridge
Streets--California--La Can~ada Flintridge
Vista Miguel Drive (La Can~ada Flintridge, Calif.)
La Can~ada Flintridge (Calif.)
Night photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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