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    View of people on a horse-drawn wagon, dressed period garb for a "Pioneer picnic" in the San Fernando Valley, 1948. From left to right: Mrs. Lynn Wilcox, I. E. Ijams, Mrs. Alfred Prince, Mr. Fred Weddington, Frances Muir Pomeroy, Bessie Westerfield. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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