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The Crippled Children's Society was founded in 1926 by the Los Angeles Rotary Club, primarily to serve the needs of children affected with polio. The society established several rehabilitation centers for children throughout Los Angeles to help children with all kinds of disabilities. In 2000, the name was changed to Ability First. Photograph caption dated August 17, 1955 reads "Nicky Russell, 6, of Canoga Park, starts training as junior Roy Rogers during horseback riding class conducted by Bill McIver, recreation instructor at Rancho del Valle recreation therapy center."; See images #00143246 through #00143248 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
Rancho del Valle Center of Crippled Children's Society (Los Angeles, Calif.) Men--California--Los Angeles Boys--California--Los Angeles Teachers--California--Los Angeles Children with disabilities--California--Los Angeles Horses--California--Los Angeles Horseback riding--California--Canoga Park (Los Angeles) Orthopedic braces--California--Los Angeles Rehabilitation centers--California--Los Angeles Canoga Park (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs