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Towns in Foothills periled
Alternative Title
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
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated November 22, 1957 partially reads, "A crunching, speeding forest fire headed toward heavily populated San Gabriel Valley communities today. The wind-pushed flames had consumed 20,000 acres of what County Fire Chief Keith Klinger calls 'the most valuable watershed in the world.' Flames raced to within six miles north of Foothill boulevard and the communities of Duarte, Monrovia and Bradbury." Photograph caption reads, "Home blown asunder by violent winds - Neighbors check damage done by winds to home of Stan Black at 9461 Hillrose St., Sunland. Roof was sheared off and all windows and wall blown out. Black's wife Mildren was at home when windows started to go and evacuated before heavy damage was done. Couple had only lived in new home for six months. Police were called into areas of heavy damage to prevent looting."; See images #00137062 through #00137064 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;18 x 20 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Buildings--Evacuation--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Sunland (Los Angeles)
Foothills--California--Los Angeles
Wind damage--California--Los Angeles
Disasters--California--Los Angeles
Disaster relief--California
Forest fires--California
Furniture--California--Los Angeles
Roofs--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Sunland (Los Angeles, Calif.)
San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Time Period

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