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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
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Los Angeles County was officially declared a disaster area on July 21, 1960 as up to six fires raged out of control, including fires in Sunland-Tujunga, San Dimas Canyon, San Gabriel Canyon, Big Pines, and Magic Mountain.
Photograph caption dated July 21, 1960 partially reads, "U. S. Forest Service helicopter rescue crew picks up Phil Denning, 18, fire fighter injured when he fell from cliff while fighting 350-acre blaze on Highway 99 near Frenchman's Flat, 20 miles north of Castaic. Denning suffered possible back fracture in fall."; See images #00114972 through #00114975 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
United States.--Forest Service
Fires--California--Los Angeles County
Rescues--California--Los Angeles County
Helicopters in search and rescue operations--California--Los Angeles County
Helicopters--California--Los Angeles County
Emergency medical personnel--California--Los Angeles County
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles County
Fire fighters--Wounds and injuries
Men--California--Los Angeles County
Mountains--California, Southern
Los Angeles County (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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