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Monday, January 23, 2012

PIERCE COLLEGE AND THE VALLEY'S AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY    2012
Look closely at this vintage postcard, and envision what the hills surrounding Pierce College look like today. All are covered with homes, commercial buildings and apartments.  In the blinking of an eye, the San Fernando Valley's agricultural spaces have disappeared, and soon the orchards and farm lands that once epitomised life in the Valley will be gone, likely forever.
The Museum Community believes our school children deserve at least a few places in the San Fernando Valley where they can experience first hand their agricultural heritage. Protecting and defending the "farm" at Pierce College isn't just a matter of nostalgia but is a very important tie to where the Valley has been, what it is today, and where it will go in the future.
Los Angeles Pierce Community College - vintage postcard - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2012.  (click on image to enlarge it)

Caption reads:
"Fabulous San Fernando Valley - Los Angeles Pierce Junior College, located in the west end of the famous San Fernando Valley, offers courses in Agriculture, Industrial Arts, Engineering, Business, Secretarial and Liberal Arts. A Co-educational institution, established in 1947"

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