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Thursday, August 23, 2012

NEIL TURBOV SHARES BOYHOOD FIRE STATION SNAPSHOTS

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY      2912

Recently Mr. Neil Turbov visited the Museum's exhibit space and during our conversation I mentioned how important amateur photographs and the memorabilia of ordinary people are in piecing together the history of the San Fernando Valley.
Neil commented that, as a boy, he had taken snapshots of the old North Hollywood Fire Department's training site. The photos, he thought, might be a good example of what we had been discuissing.

 Neil M. Turbov holds photos donated to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

The following week, Neil Turbov brought six scanned photographs to share from the early '60s.

 This is a training tower, regularly ignited for the purpose of teaching firemen how to fight high rise blazes.
 These photographs, Neil said, may have been taken as part of a Fire Department open house.


 Los Angeles Fire Department's training facility in North Hollywood, early 1960s. (Click on image to enlarge it.)


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