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Oldest and biggest community
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 April 20, 1956 reads, "Mid-valley community of Lancaster which zoomed from 3,594 residents in 1950 to 21,500 last year is hub of county services in Antelope Valley. Town's growth is paralleled in Palmdale, 19 miles south. New 89-bed Antelope Valley Hospital was recently completed. A $500,00 civic center is on drawing boards. Helicopter firm plans 'carriage trade' commuter service from Lancaster and Palmdale to downtown Los Angeles within 10 years."; See images #00116668 through #00116673 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
McMahan's Furniture (Firm)
Milton's (Lancaster, Calif.)
Kirby's Shoes (Lancaster, Calif.)
Scott's (Lancaster, Calif.)
Carl's Drug (Lancaster, Calif.)
Gilbert Stores (Lancaster, Calif.)
Stores & shops--California--Lancaster
Furniture stores--California--Lancaster
Signs and signboards--California--Lancaster
Electric lines--Poles and towers
Street lighting--California--Lancaster
Lancaster (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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