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.

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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.

Los Angeles, CA 1942

Inside the Los Angeles Theater on Broadway, Los Angeles, California

(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.

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The waterfall at Balboa and the Old Road in the north end of the San Fernando Valley.

Vintage San Fernando Valley - Ventura Boulevard in the 1950s

November 5, 1913 - People watch in amazement as the Los Angeles Aqueduct water starts flowing down the cascades into the San Fernando Valley. MY SISTER & I LOVED TO WATCH THE WATER THERE

Los Angeles, 1899.

Great San Fernando Valley history here...

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Vintage San Fernando Valley - Reseda Sherman Way 1955

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Los Angeles, 1940s

Ventura Blvd, Studio City - San Fernando Valley - Los Angeles, Ca circa 1950's

Balmorhea State Park... scuba diving in the desert?!

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.

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Los Angeles Aqueduct in Owens Valley, 1912. Los Angeles Public Library Image 34 of 48