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Title
Gold panning contest
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Brich, George
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
1964
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 was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated March 5, 1964 partially reads, "If you can pan $50 in gold nuggets in less than a minute, you stand a chance in the world championship gold panning contest this weekend at Rosamond. If you can't, it'll be fun to watch anyway as a handful of men try to dethrone the current champion - a woman. The operators of Burton's Tropico Gold Mine and Mill - where the clash of the sourdoughs will be held - have a full weekend planned to attract visitors to the the [sic] 90-year-old mine and gold camp. A panning contest for youngsters is set for Saturday. On Sunday, the world championship panning contest, a hard rock panning contest and an antique auto meet will be held. And best of all: everything's free." Photograph caption reads, "Champion panner - Mrs. Frankie Lowry of Cement Creek, Colo., foreground, is shown as she turns her winning gold pan over to judges last year in the Rosamond gold-panning contest. She'll be back this weekend to defend her title."; See image #00133514 for additional photo in this series.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;13 x 18 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00133515
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d039_f28_i33
CARL0005577751
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/63673
Subject
Outdoor recreation--California--Rosamond
Gold panning--California--Rosamond
Contests--California--Rosamond
Awards--California--Rosamond
Resorts--California--Rosamond
Crowds--California--Rosamond
Women--California--Rosamond
Men--California--Rosamond
Automobiles--California--Rosamond
Rosamond (Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period
1961-1970

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