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Monday, December 27, 2010

GREAT PIERCE COLLEGE "RUSSIAN INVASION" WATERFIGHT 1967


Phi Deta Psi pledges at Pierce College prepare for their Spring waterfight - photo gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Jerry Berns 2009 -  refer to photo 2060

      The Cold War was a very real thing to Americans in the 1960s, and college students responded to the threat with typical youthful bravado. Here LA Pierce College students, pledges in the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity, held a spring water fight with active members of the organization calling it the Russian Invasion. Today alumni of the Fraternity through their Maple Leaf Society are among The Museum's strongest supporters.

Student Ray Lupacchini wields a fire extinguisher in a 1967 Pierce College water fight  - Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley - refer to photograph 2063
"Siege of the Pool - Russian Invasion Water Fight" Pierce College Spring 1967.
(refer to photo number 2062 - gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Jerry Berns 2009)  Water balloon strategically aimed - photo 2057

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