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Modern farmers
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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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 article dated January 31, 1950 partially reads, "Cattle are being herded by airplanes in Antelope Valley nowadays. Several farmers in the area are flying the range in sleek speedy airplanes, steering cattle back to pasture...Punching cattle from the air began when the ranch owners joined a national club known as the 'The Flying Farmers.' The club, organized five years ago...When not flying on meets with the club, the farmers fly over their ranch lands checking cattle and making certain farm hands aren't loafing on the job." Pictured is Lancaster farmer, E. T. Fillinger, demonstrating an irrigation tool to fellow farmers. Fillinger, a member of the Flying Farmers, flies his airplane to turn on and off irrigation systems in various areas of his farm.; See images #00134736 through #00134738 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;18 x 13 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
International Flying Farmers
Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Antelope Valley
Farmers--California--Antelope Valley--Societies, etc
Farmers--California--Antelope Valley
Air pilots--California--Antelope Valley
Men--California--Antelope Valley
Airplanes--California--Antelope Valley
Irrigation--California--Antelope Valley
Irrigation--California--Antelope Valley--Equipment and supplies
Antelope Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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