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Arrowheads found in Big Tujunga Canyon. The Tongva village at the mouth of Big Tujunga Canyon was the largest Native American settlement in the Los Angeles area, dating back to 435 A.D. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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Flyer announcing the play "Who Killed Earl Wright?" Sunday evening, January 29, 1939. Performance was held at the First Baptist church in San Fernando. The cast included Julian Beck, who, according to the penned correction, replaced Fuller as the Judge in the play. Beck was an attorney in 1939, and would later become Superior Court Judge of Los Angeles County. Judge Julian Beck Collection. San Fernando Valley History.Digital Library.

Dr. David Burbank, 1850. Burbank was born in New Hampshire in 1821. Trained as a dentist , he began his practice in Maine. In 1853, he moved to San Francisco and resumed his practice until 1866 when he purchased La Providencia Rancho and the western portion of the San Rafael Rancho. In 1886, Burbank sold his holdings to Los Angeles land speculators who formed the Providencia Land, Water & Development Company. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Sherman Way and Mason Avenue looking east, 1938. The Los Angeles River Flood in 1938 was one the worst floods in Southern California history. When the Big Tujunga Wash levee broke, seventy-seven of its spreading basins were destroyed, telephone and electrical power were shut down, and bridges all over the Valley were washed out. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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