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Sheep grazing on a ranch owned by the Weddington family at 4141 Whitsett Avenue, circa late 1800s. Later, it was a wheat farm, a casaba melon farm, and eventually a golf course in an area now known as Studio City. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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