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Sheep shorn at Pierce College workshop
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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 Clarence W. Pierce School of Agriculture is a two-year community college in Woodland Hills, California. It opened in September 1947, with 70 students and 18 faculty members and is part of the Los Angeles Community College District. The school's initial focus was crop cultivation and animal husbandry, and still retains a large swatch of open fields for hands-on working farm training. In 1956 the school was renamed Los Angeles Pierce College.
Photograph caption dated March 10, 1958 reads, "Too young for shears - Kathy Martin, 19, of Van Nuys, left, and Jean Voigt, 20, of Pacoima, hold young Hampshire lambs, not yet old enough to yield wool, while their parents are being clipped. Both girls are animal husbandry students at college. Students from Mount San Antonio Junior College, Ventura Junior College, Orange Coast Junior College and Kellogg unit of California State Polytechnic Institute joined in Pierce's shearing school."; See images #001357802 through #00135806 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Pierce College--Students
Community colleges--California--Woodland Hills (Los Angeles)
Community college students--California--Los Angeles
Young women--California--Los Angeles
Sheep--Grooming--California--Los Angeles
Sheep-shearing--California--Los Angeles
Animal culture--California--Los Angeles
Livestock--California--Los Angeles
Lambs--California--Los Angeles
Woodland Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
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