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Posse prepares for inspection
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Goldwater, Jeff
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Devonshire Downs was a horse racing track and multipurpose facility in Northridge, California. It was located at the southwest corner of Devonshire Street and Zelzah Avenue, east of Reseda Boulevard. Horse racing ended in the 1960s. The site is now owned by the California State University, Northridge, which renamed it North Campus.
Photograph caption dated November 8, 1961 reads "Los Angeles County Sheriff Peter J. Pitchess inspected his mounted posse Sunday at Devonshire Downs, 18000 Devonshire St., Northridge. Some 500 volunteer horsemen, assigned to 13 sheriff's stations throughout the county, were at the annual inspection. Certificates were presented in recognition of outstanding efforts of the posse."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Pitchess, Peter J.,--1912-1999
Devonshire Downs (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles County (Calif.).--Sheriff's Department--Volunteers
Men--California--Los Angeles
Sheriffs--California--Los Angeles County
Horses--California--Los Angeles
Saddlery--California--Los Angeles
Flags--United States
Horseback riding--California--Los Angeles
Mounted police--California--Los Angeles
Volunteers--California--Los Angeles
Northridge (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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