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Break ground for Pacoima Hospital
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
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes.
Photograph caption dated February 2, 1959 reads "Vito Galasso, 14, victim of Pacoima Junior High School plane crash two years ago, leads groundbreaking ceremonies for new Pacoima Memorial Lutheran Hospital which will be built in memory of victims. Others, from left, are Assemblyman Tom Bane, City Councilman Everett G. Burkhalter, the Rev. John G. Simmons, president of the San Fernando Valley Lutheran Hospital Association, and Ben L. O'Brien, president of the Pacoima Memorial Lutheran Hospital."
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
Bane, Thomas--1913-1999
Burkhalter, Everett G. (Everett Glen)--1897-1975
Simmons, John G.--1917-2013
Pacoima Memorial Lutheran Hospital (Los Angeles, Calif.)
San Fernando Valley Lutheran Hospital Association
City council members--California--Los Angeles
Clergy--California--Los Angeles
Hospital administrators--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Teenage boys--California--Los Angeles
Aircraft accident victims--California--Los Angeles
Ground breaking ceremonies--California--Pacoima (Los Angeles)
Building sites--California--Pacoima (Los Angeles)
Shovels--California--Los Angeles
Pacoima (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Time Period

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