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Smudging in Citrus Belt Area, 1952

Smudging in Citrus Belt Area, 04 January 1952. John Mireles;J.D Mullender;Floyd D Young;Claude A Cole.;Caption slip reads: 'Photographer: McCarty. Date: 1951-01-03. Reporter: Cowles. Assignment: Smudge. 53: Firing at a La Verne Grove lazy flame pots. 49: Pipeline pressure burners near Pomona. 43, 44: Long shot of smudge pots along Merced Avenue edge of Hurst Ranch. 54: Smudge pots in Azusa grove at daybreak. 46-47: L - R: Stanley Kuoferer, 13;Carl Sanders, 15;Gary preston, 15;Chas. Kupferer, 15;Don Hanna, 16, of Corona High School fire lighters at Hurst Ranch. 48: Long shot of smudge pots. 31: Smudge pot with return stack. L - R: John Mireles, J D Mullender. 32: Smudge pot without return stack but still approved with 1 hole open. John Mireles;J D Mullender. 28, 30: J D Mullender's El Rancho Tres Nietos 35 acres. Pix is of dual wind machine on 32' tower. Machines are gas driven by 125 h.p. motors. 23, 25: floyd D Young in office at home, 294 Garfield St., Pomona, organized fruit frost service in 1917. He is regional director of US Weather Bureau. 24: Claude A Cole at thermograph recording instrument (temperature reading taken here). 21: Claude A Cole, in charge of Fruit Frost Service for San Gabriel Valley District at office, 1153 South Meeker St. (?), West Covina (checking chart and instruments and ansewring phone queries. 22: Cole at teletype machine. 33-34: Pipe line heaters -- non-smoke units burning kerosene from pressure lines in No. Whittier Heights Grove. 35, 36: Row on 9 open stack smudge pots lazy flame. Lemon Grove in N Whittier Heights. 37, 39. 1-minute exposures -- long shots at Hurst Ranch in West Covina. 38, 40: 3-minute exposure -- same shot.Merced Avenue edge of Hurst Ranch; 1153 South Smeeker Street; 294 Garfield Avenue; West Covina; Pomona; California; USA. (Photo by Los Angeles Examiner/USC Libraries/Corbis via Getty Images)
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