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Photograph of the "North Port Crew," workmen digging a tunnel for construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, ca. 1908. Catherine Mulholland Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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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.

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.

Moreland Truck Factory located on the northwest corner of San Fernando Road and Alameda Avenue in Burbank, 1920. Construction started in 1917 and the factory opened in 1920. The company closed in 1940. Burbank Historical Society. 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.

Variel Street, northeast at Van Owen Street, Canoga Park District, 1938. Abandoned street cars used as houses in this sub-division. Poor Housing Conditions in Los Angeles Scrapbook. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.