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San Fernando Valley: The Hand that Feeds LA, circa 1920s :: San Fernando Valley History

Looking north towards what is now Chatsworth Street and Sepulveda Boulevard. In the distance, the San Fernando Mission is visible, surrounded by open land. circa 1920. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

View of San Fernando Valley from Summit, Topanga, circa 1937 postcard :: San Fernando Valley History. - Wow! have to find the location of my house from the 1958-1995.

Brand Boulevard at San Fernando Road, San Fernando, circa 1925. A street car from the Van Nuys line of the Pacific Electric Railway is prominent at center. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

A Daughter of the Snows: The Story of the Great San Fernando Valley written by the Publicity Department, Lankershim Branch, Security Trust & Savings Bank, 1923. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Group portrait of a class at the Lopez Station School in Granada Hills, circa 1883. The school was run by Geronimo and Catalina Lopez and was the first English speaking school in the Valley. The school closed in 1884. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Syndicate Block, Owensmouth, circa 1920. This building was constructed by prominent investors in the San Fernando Valley. It is located on the southwest corner of Alabama and Sherman Way. This was the first commercial building constructed after the Owensmouth Station was built. Later, the building was known as the Arcade Building. The red car tracks are located in front of the building. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Mechanics at work at Rocketdyne in Canoga Park, circa 1960. A related press release explains that the mechanics are making "the final adjustments on an engine which will be used in the U.S. Army Jupiter intermediate range ballistic missile. The Jupiter IRBM will be deployed in operational use by units of the Strategic Air Command." San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Southern Pacific train schedule, Arcade Depot, March 1, 1906. Schedule shows train stops daily at Chatsworth Park Station and Nordhoff Station in Zelzah (now Northridge). West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Home of Liberace, Sherman Oaks, circa 1955. Printed on the back of the postcard, "Famed TV and motion picture personality, Sherman Oaks, Calif., San Fernando Valley. West Valley Museum." San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.