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Title
Quietness follows fire storm
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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
1956
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 was edited for publication purposes
The caption refers to the Malibu area fires that broke out December 26, 1956 and raged throughout the Santa Monica Mountains from Paradise Cove and Escondido Canyon all the way to the Mulholland Highway near Seminole Hot Springs and Malibu Lake. Just days apart, two more fires were started in the Las Flores Canyon area, to the east, and Lake Sherwood, to the west.
Photograph caption dated December 28, 1956 reads, "Shown above is one of six homes burned to ground in once scenic Escondido drive located several miles from ocean. Butane gas escaping into ruins kept house blazing all night as weary U. S. Forestry Service personnel stayed close to their trucks to save few homes left if sparks flew toward them. Flaming tree stumps lined side of road like highway markers."; See images #00114927 through #00114933 for all photos in this series.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00114928
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d016_f20_i14
CARL0005307253
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/48907
Subject
Fires--California--Malibu
Dwellings--California--Malibu
Lost architecture--California--Malibu
Ruins--California--Malibu
Trees--California--Malibu
Mountains--California, Southern
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
Malibu (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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