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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."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00117592 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d020_f26_i21 CARL0005347321 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/51109
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