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Elect Pierce JC queen
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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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 16, 1956 reads, "Helen Peterson, 18, of Pacoima, third from left, has been elected queen of annual Roundup which Pierce Junior College will stage May 25-27 on Canoga Park campus. Among attendants will be, from left, Marge Genser, 19, of Encino; Norma Spiller, 19, of Northridge, and Sue Corley, 19, of Pacoima. At right is Wally McCray, an admirer."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
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Valley Times Collection
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Pierce College--Students
Community colleges--California--Woodland Hills (Los Angeles)
Community college students--California--Los Angeles
Beauty contestants--California--Los Angeles
Rodeos--California--Los Angeles
Fences--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Hats--California--Los Angeles
Woodland Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
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