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Opening Day of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, November 5, 1913. It is estimated that over 30,000 people showed up at the opening of the Los Angeles Aqueduct on November 5, 1913. They came to watch the Owens Valley water cascade into the resevoir. The caption of this picture was that the automobile was "here to stay" in the San Fernando Valley. You can make out some horse and buggies to the rear of the image. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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School Children, Lankershim School, North Hollywood, 1923. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Water well in Owensmouth, circa 1915. In 1910, the developers of Owensmouth installed a water pump powered with a gas engine to their main well. Though they claimed this local well pumped enough water for a population of 10,000, this was never tested. In 1915, the most of the towns in the San Fernando Valley voted favorably for annexation to Los Angeles which opened up the water from the Owens River Aqueduct to them. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

The San Fernando Power House in Sylmar, under construction in 1917. It was owned by the Los Angeles Bureau of Power and Light. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Class photograph in front of the Chatsworth school, circa 1900. Teachers: Mr. Maltly (in rear) and Miss Noyes (second from left). San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Looking north towards what is now Chatsworth Street and Sepulveda Boulevard. In the distance, the San Fernando Mission is visible, surrounded by open land. circa 1920. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.