About 170 people gathered in a vacant lot with steam shovel, truck, color guard with flags, and speakers, with J.B. Irsfeld visible near flags at right center, boy hanging from steam shovel, trucks in left background, buildings in background
The four-foot-long black diamond rattlesnake pictured was killed by "Pop-eye", the two-year-old Persian housecat pet of one young Miss Betty Jean Welch. The snake invaded Pop-eye's backyard, wherein Pop-eye defended his territory and bravely defeated the reptilian invader.
Article by Marylouise Gates entitled “A Festive Crowd at the Bowl’s 60th Opening” appeared in the July 19, 1981 issue of the Los Angeles Times. This photo dates from the coverage of that event but does not appear in print.