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Title
Valley rainmakers prepare for flight
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Dean, Gordon
Contributor
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
1961
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph caption dated April 8, 1961 reads, "Robert Dusek, left; Dick Valenzuela and Agnes Pirone discuss plans at Van Nuys Airport before leaving on rainmaking attempt Friday. Dusek, owner of Seminole Hot Springs in Agoura, and Valenzuela, a pilot-friend, deposited some 500 pounds of carbon dioxide in low hanging clouds above the desert spa. Dusek wanted to make it rain hard enough to quench fire fears and fill a watershed with enough water to drain down into his 11-acre lake. It sprinkled briefly at 11:30 a.m., but the clouds soon moved southward. 'We tried,' he said."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00117592
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d020_f26_i21
CARL0005347321
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/51109
Subject
Van Nuys Airport
Weather control--California--Los Angeles
Rain-making--California--Los Angeles
Businessmen--California--Los Angeles
Air pilots--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Umbrellas--California--Los Angeles
Airplanes--California--Los Angeles
Airports--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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