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Opening Day of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, November 5, 1913. It is estimated that over 30,000 people showed up at the opening of the Los Angeles Aqueduct on November 5, 1913. They came to watch the Owens Valley water cascade into the resevoir. The caption of this picture was that the automobile was "here to stay" in the San Fernando Valley. You can make out some horse and buggies to the rear of the image. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

View of San Fernando Valley from Summit, Topanga, circa 1937 postcard :: San Fernando Valley History. - Wow! This must be the open cattle and ranch space my grandma told me about.

(Novermber 5, 1913)** - Photograph caption reads: "Southern California's tremendous growth necessitated the building of the great Owens Valley aqueduct. This photo shows a crowd of over 30,000 at its dedication.

Los Angeles County Courthouse in 1898. Courtesy of the California Historical Society Collection, USC Libraries.

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This May Be the First Photograph of Los Angeles

This image is widely considered the earliest-known photograph of Los Angeles, California, taken roughly in the late 1850s or early 1860s. Courtesy of the Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center. Object ID P.15731

Ruins of the San Fernando Mission prior to restoration. The Mission was founded on September 8, 1797, by Father Fermin Lasuen, who followed in the footsteps of Father Junipero Serra. It was the seventeenth in a succession of twenty-one missions established in the state. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

A view of a procession of cars, horses and wagons moving south through the new Sepulveda Boulevard tunnel following opening ceremonies. After eight years of road construction, the new tunnel connected the San Fernando Valley with West Los Angeles. (1930)

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Britain: Southend-on-sea- Public Gardens


Two women look out over a rural San Fernando Valley from the Mulholland Highway, circa 1930. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Com...

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Balboa Park

Miles of hiking in Balboa Park, San Diego

Sunset Boulevard at Gower in 1907. Courtesy of the Photo Collection - Los Angeles Public Library.

The Second Street Cable Railway ascending the west slope of Bunker Hill, near Second and Flower, circa 1885. Courtesy of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, USC Libraries.

Bunker Hill buildings are demolished as Angels Flight continues to scale the hillside in 1962. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive, Young Research Library, UCLA. Used under a Creative Commons license.

November 5, 1913 - People watch in amazement as the Los Angeles Aqueduct water starts flowing down the cascades into the San Fernando Valley.. 52 Mule Team