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A rally in Topanga to protest the Montevideo housing development project in Summit Valley, 1991. The Montevideo housing venture was first formed in 1982 to build luxury homes and a golf course on 660 acres at the top of Topanga Canyon Road. After 12 long years of struggle, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy purchased the land from Canyon Oaks Estates Ltd. and created Summit Valley Edmund D. Edelman Park. Topanga Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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Pamphlet for a campaign against a proposition for Water District 29A encompassing Topanga Canyon and Malibu, circa 1956. Originally delivered to box holders in Topanga and Malibu. Created by the Water Committee of the Topanga Businessmen's Association, the Malibu Minute Men, and Citizens Dedicated to the Betterment of their Community. Topanga Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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