Modugno and Fusano families of San Fernando, circa 1918. The families were olive growers, owned a cannery and made olive oil. Christopher Fusano and Pasqule Modugno came to the Valley in 1906 from Bari, Italy. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
The famous old Casa Verdugo restaurant in 1910, "out Glendale Way." Today it’s just a house, albeit a charming house on an innocuous street in the innocuous L.A. bedroom community of Glendale. These days, passersby might not even give it a second glance, but in the first years of the 20th Century this little house was one of the most famous restaurants in the West, a mecca for visitors from around the world - It was the renowned Casa Verdugo, an eatery par excellence from days long since past.