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Visiting the dinosaurs in Cabazon
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Shades of L.A. Photo Collection
Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Jenny Louie (left), Joe Louie and Kimber Louie (right) visiting Claude Bell's Dinosaurs, the large sculptured roadside attractions located at 50800 Seminole Drive in Cabazon, California. The dinosaurs were built by Claude Bell, who ran the Wheel Inn on Interstate 10. Claude took eleven years to build Dinny (rear left), a giant apatosaurus and arguably the largest dinosaur in America. There is a small museum in Dinny's belly which serves as a souvenir shop.
1 photographic print :col.
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: Chinese American Community
S-012-760 120
Cabazon Dinosaurs (Cabazon, Calif.)
Dinosaurs in art--California--Cabazon
Mountains--California, Southern
Cabazon (Calif.)
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Shades of L.A. Chinese American photographs
Bell, Claude
Time Period
Hom, Henry Man

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