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CYO Federation honors Mrs. Orcutt
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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The awards ceremony took place on June 28, 1959 at the Pasadena Elks Lodge No. 672 located at 400 W. Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.; Mary Logan Orcutt was an important fixture in the San Fernando Valley community as a leader in numerous women's clubs and charities and the founder of the Guadalupe Youth Center. She was also the wife of William Warren Orcutt, vice-president of the Union Oil Company in California, largely credited with the development of the oil industry in the Western United States through his pioneering use of geology in oil production. Together, the Orcutts were the owners of many ranches in Southern California. Mrs. Orcutt was determined that one ranch in particular, the Rancho Sombra del Roble (ranch in the shade of the Oaks), named for its signature 500-year-old oak trees, be preserved and given to her community as a park. In 1965, the city of Los Angeles named a 24-acre portion of the estate, Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 31 and shortly after, was acquired by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and preserved as a public historic park. It is now known as the Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center Rancho Sombra del Roble.
Photograph caption dated July 2, 1959 reads, "Mrs. W. W. Orcutt, let, Canoga Park community leader, receives 1959 Amicus Juvenum (Friend of Youth) award from Mary Damico, of Burbank, and Joseph Guarrera, outgoing officers of Catholic Youth Organization Federation of Single Adult Clubs. Jack Randall, of St. Charles parish, North Hollywood, became new federation president at 25th annual convention in Pasadena."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
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Valley Times Collection
Orcutt, Mary Logan
Catholic Youth Organization (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Elks (Fraternal order).--Lodge No. 672 (Pasadena, Calif.)
Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Pasadena
Civic leaders--California--Pasadena
Pasadena (Calif.)
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Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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