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Valley rodeo set
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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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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The Clarence W. Pierce School of Agriculture is a two-year community college in Woodland Hills, California. It opened in September 1947, with 70 students and 18 faculty members and is part of the Los Angeles Community College District. The school's initial focus was crop cultivation and animal husbandry, and still retains a large swatch of open fields for hands-on working farm training. In 1956 the school was renamed Los Angeles Pierce College.
Photograph caption dated May 4, 1955 reads, "Erwin Neal, who won above saddle at recent Idaho rodeo, Sue Schnaidt, Pierce College rodeo queen, and Vera Vague, honorary mayor of Woodland Hills, view trophy to be awarded at Pierce's annual intercollegiate rodeo Saturday and Sunday at Pierce Arena, Canoga Park." Comedy actress, Barbara Jo Allen was sometimes credited as 'Vera Vague.'
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Allen, Barbara Jo,--1906-1974
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Pierce College--Students
Officials and employees, Honorary--California--Woodland Hills (Los Angeles)
Community colleges--California--Woodland Hills (Los Angeles)
Community college students--California--Los Angeles
Rodeo performers--California--Los Angeles
Western saddles--California--Los Angeles
Rodeos--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Actresses--United States
Woodland Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Time Period

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