San Fernando Homestead Association Map of San Fernando Valley. This map was reproduced from several original maps which are filed in the Los Angeles County Clerk's office by the Santa Clarita National Bank. It originates from an 1871 survey. It reads, "Plat of the Ex-Mission de San Fernando." Compiled October, 1989. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
San Fernando Tunnel - Newhall Pass. Construction of the tunnel began on March 22, 1875 and it was completed on July 14, 1876. Hundreds of Chinese laborers worked on the tunnel. The tunnel was considered a great engineering achievement at the time and it was important because it connected Northern and Southern California by rail. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Policewoman Mary Muir and Chief Walter Heebing demonstrating the San Fernando Police Department's new teletype machine, that linked the Police Department directly to Los Angeles sheriff's office for the first time, 1949. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Early development along Van Nuys Boulevard, 1913. All of these buildings have been torn down and replaced, except 6211 Van Nuys Boulevard, now known as the Van Nuys Hotel, visible here with the "Hotel" sign on it. Los Angeles Valley College Historical Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Color map of the Spanish and Mexican ranchos of Los Angeles County. The legend includes the scale of English miles, Spanish leagues and Spanish varas, 1937. Multicultural Music and Art Foundation of Northridge. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
The Sepulveda Pass, Santa Monica Mountains. Dropping down into the Los Angeles Basin from the San Fernando Valley. The Getty Museum is to the left high up in the mountains.