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In appreciation
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Goldwater, Jeff
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
Ben Reddick was the publisher of several small California newspapers and a former Orange County supervisor. He was largely credited with coining the term "Okies" for a story he did on the immigration of Dust Bowl refugees into California in the 1930s. Reddick was named an "Honorary Okie" by the Oklahoma governor in 1968. He was a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors in the 1950s, served on the state Water Quality Control Board, and worked for several newspapers, including the Los Angeles Examiner. He bought his first newspaper, the Newport Balboa Press, in 1944, which he developed into the Newport Harbor News Press. Reddick later published the San Fernando Valley Times and the Paso Robles Daily Press, which he owned until 1996. He died in 1997.
Photograph caption dated June 28, 1965 reads "Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hastings, Tujunga, present award, on behalf of the Pilot Guide Dog Foundation, to Ben Reddick, cenetr (sic), publisher of the Valley Times, for the newspaper's contributions 'toward the rehabilitation of the blind through guide dogs.' Mrs. Hastings is a member of the San Fernando Chapter 1191, Women of the Moose. Her husband is governor of Tujunga Moose Lodge 808. The Pilot Guide Dog Foundation is and international community service project of the Moose."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Reddick, Ben
Citizen News (Firm)
Citizen News (Firm)--Employees
Pilot Guide Dog Foundation
Loyal Order of Moose.--Tujunga Lodge
Publishers and publishing--California--San Fernando Valley
Newspaper employees--California--San Fernando Valley
Awards--California--San Fernando Valley
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Women--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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