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Title
Gold-panning contest set in Rosamond
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Contributor
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
1962
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph article dated February 12, 1962 partially reads, "They're going to be panning for gold in Rosamond March 3 and 4. It's all for the 2nd annual World's Championship Gold Panning Contest at Tropico Gold Camp, in northern Antelope Valley. This is how it will work: A certain number of gold nuggets will be placed in a measured amount of gravel. The timers set their watches. Who will be the first to get rid of the gravel leaving only gold behind?... The event is held to help celebrate the discovery of gold near Newhall in March, 1842. Co-sponsors of the event are the Rosamond Chamber of Commerce and Kern-Antelope Historical Society." Photograph caption reads, "Degan pans; Shirley watches. She's Miss Rosamond; he's last year's winner."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00133510
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d039_f28_i28
CARL0005577746
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/63666
Subject
Outdoor recreation--California--Rosamond
Outdoorsmen--California--Rosamond
Gold panning--California--Rosamond
Contests--California--Rosamond
Awards--California--Rosamond
Resorts--California--Rosamond
Lakes--California--Rosamond
Women--California--Rosamond
Men--California--Rosamond
Rosamond (Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period
1961-1970

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