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.
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.
Charles Cooper standing next to his Calabasas Grocery Store and the Oak Garage, 1910s. Charles Cooper and his wife, Alice, also owned a hotel called "Hunter's Inn." The hotel provided rooms for hunters and travelers. After Charles died, his widow married Lawrence Kramer and they renamed the grocery store Kramer's Grocery Store. They owned and operated the grocery store until he retired in 1968. Leonis Adobe Museum and Plummer House. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Program for the 29th Annual Meeting of the San Fernando Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, held Monday evening, October 27, 1952, at Devonshire Downs. Senator Thomas C. Carrell Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
A Daughter of the Snows: The Story of the Great San Fernando Valley written by the Publicity Department, Lankershim Branch, Security Trust & Savings Bank, 1923. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
San Fernando Blessed Fruits and Flowers Festival, June 8, 1986. This event was a local ceremony that combined indigenous spiritual beliefs with Catholic blessings to ensure a bountiful harvest. Robert and Betty Franklin Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
"Miss Teen" finalists, San Fernando Valley, 1969. Front row L to R, Michelle Murray, Judi Beauchamp, Helen Perry, Vicki Olson, and Margaret Hall. Back row L to R, Terry Scott, Patricia Dunivant, Colleen McNamara, Marianne Ludwig, Karen Pulsko, DeDe Schmitz, and Lynn Lightfoot. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.