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Senora Maria Antonia Longina Maxima Verdugo (right), known as "Nanita" celebrating her 101st birthday on March 15, 1925 at the Verdugo Adobe, with Mrs. Suzanne Hagey (left). Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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President Gerald Ford visits Glendale in 1976 to help give the "Annual Days of Verdugo Festival" an impressive send-off, 1976. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Exterior view of the Cody Theater, located at 303 S. Brand Boulevard, San Fernando, 1923. The movie advertised on the theater's marquee is Grumpy (1923) starring prolific silent film star of the 1910s and 1920s, Theodore Roberts. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

San Fernando Valley Industrial Catalog: A Guide to San Fernando Valley Products and Services, published by the San Fernando Valley Small Plants Association in Van Nuys, 1959. Full page advertisement for Manpower, Inc., a temporary help service, in Sherman Oaks. San Fernando Women's Club Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Cover of the book "One Acre and Independence" by the Charles Weeks System, circa 1927. Charles Weeks' face is superimposed on to the figure holding eggs baskets walking aside a chicken coop. In 1920, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce requested that Weeks come to the San Fernando Valley to establish a series of one-acre egg farms. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Robert William Bird standing on top of an advertisement for his Canoga Park grocery store, 1937. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Front page of the Girard News, Saturday December 27, 1924. Girard was later renamed Woodland Hills. The paper served the communities of San Fernando, Van Nuys, Lankershim, Reseda, Owensmouth, Chatsworth, Rio Vista, Villa Vista, Pacoima, Zelzah, Weeks Colony, and other areas. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

California State Senator Ed Davis in the Youth in Action parade sponsored by the Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce. October 10, 1982. Robert and Betty Franklin Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Espiritu Chijulla Leonis, circa 1900. Espiritu was married to Miguel Leonis. Their wedding gift from Espiritu's family included 1100 acres of land in Calabasas as well as cattle, sheep and horses. Espiritu lived at Leonis Adobe until her death in 1906 and was buried at the San Fernando Mission. Leonis Adobe Museum and Plummer House. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.