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Divert traffic from blazing canyon
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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
Photograph caption dated July 29, 1955 reads, "Van Nuys traffic officers re-direct Valley traffic from Ventura-Sepulveda boulevard intersection as fire roars through Sepulveda Canyon. West Los Angeles police set up similar roadblock on other side of Santa Monica Mountains, guiding home-bound Valley motorists over Beverly Glen. Normal traffic flow resumed at 1 a.m. today."; See images #00143204 through #00143205 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d052_f5_i23; H-20001.1 4x5
Fires--California--Santa Monica Mountains
Fire engines--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Commercial buildings--California--Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles)
Electric lines--Poles and towers
Mountains--California, Southern
Streets--California--Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles)
Ventura Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sepulveda Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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