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It's Arbor Day--a day to dig
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
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated March 7, 1963 partially reads, "Today is the day you dig a hole and plant a tree. It's Arbor Day. In California, Arbor Day always comes on March 7, Luther Burbank's birthday. State law says school children can journey to an area where trees grow to plant one if they wish. Arbor Day was first observed April 10, 1872, in Nebraska, when more than 1 million trees were planted. California began the annual observance in 1886. The day is now observed in every state in the Union and it's a legal holiday in Utah (always the last Friday in April), in Florida (always the third Friday in January), in Nebraska (April 22), and it's a school holiday in New Mexico (always the second Friday in March)."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Arbor Day--United States
Holidays--United States
Tree planting--California--San Fernando Valley
Arborists--California--San Fernando Valley
Trees--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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