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Ground is broken
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 caption dated October 24, 1953 reads "First spadeful of earth is taken in North Hollywood for the fifth Bendix Aviation Corp. plant building in Valley. New construction at 11600 Sherman Way is for engineering building to house airborne radar and hydraulic departments. At ground breaking are, left to right, C. D. Deardoff, chief hydraulics engineer; W. S. Leitch, chief electronic engineer; Richard C. Fuller, general manager; Capt. J. L. Laidlaw, USN, and Col. Daniel A. Cooper, Air Force."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Bendix Corporation--Employees
United States.--Navy--Officers
United States.--Air Force--Officers
Men--California--Los Angeles
Engineers--California--Los Angeles
Aircraft industry--California--Los Angeles--Employees
Armed Forces--Officers
Military uniforms
Ground breaking ceremonies--California--North Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Architectural drawings
Easels--California--Los Angeles
Shovels--California--Los Angeles
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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