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Cover of the Miner's Road Map of Southern California, published by Pacific Publishing Co., 120 North Main Street, Los Angeles, Calif., 1899. 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.

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.

Greetings From San Fernando Valley California 1950s

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.

Los Angeles, California. Did not know, did you, that San Pedro, aka Los Angeles had its lighthouse? Makes sense, after all, being one of the largest ports of the world.

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.