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.
Portrait of Catarina and Caroline Pico, circa 1855. Catarina was a ward of General Andres Pico. In 1874 she married Romulo Pico, the son of General Andres Pico. 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.
Broadway and Brand Avenue with the Glendale and Eagle Rock Railway visible, 1911. In 1910-11, the city of Tropico petitioned to annex themselves to Los Angeles. However, the petition lacked the required signatures of one-fifth of the registered voters. The annexation was finally successful in 1918, with the upper half of Tropico voting to go with Glendale and the lower half voting to go with Los Angeles. Glendale Central Public Library. 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.
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.