Florence "Pancho" Barnes with her Len Travel Air Mystery S., August 4, 1930. On that day, Barnes set a new speed record for women of 196.19 miles per hour. She is also known for setting other flying records, racing planes, working in the Hollywood film industry, and organizing the stunt pilots union during the Depression. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Brochure for W. P. Whitsett's free automobile tour to Van Nuys around 1912. Whitsett owned half interest in the town and was one of its greatest promoters. Los Angeles Valley College Historical Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Group portrait of students at Morningside Elementary school, circa 1900. The school is located at 576 Maclay Avenue in San Fernando, California. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San fernando Valley History Digital Library.
A postcard featuring Southern Pacific Railroad's Coast Daylight (aka Southern Pacific No. 99), moving northbound near Chatsworth, circa 1940. The Coast Daylight operated between Los Angeles and San Francisco from dawn to dusk. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
San Fernando Mission, with aAview of the cloisters looking east, circa 1900. On the right is the star shaped fountain. The San Fernando Mission was founded on September 8, 1797, by Father Fermin Lasuen, The San Fernando Mission was the seventeenth in a succession of twenty-one missions established in the state. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
The remains of a car and debris on the banks of the Los Angeles River after the flood of 1938. There have been eight major floods in the Valley since 1861, but the 1938 Los Angeles River Flood was one the worst. Rains lasted for 3 days and the Big Tujunga Wash levee broke, shutting down utilities, washing out bridges, and destroying many buildings. It took 30 days and approximately $60,000.00 to clean-up the storm debris. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.History Digital Library.
The Los Angeles River looking toward Glendale and Atwater Village from Riverside Drive during the Los Angeles River flood, February 1927. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.