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Arrowheads found in Big Tujunga Canyon. The Tongva village at the mouth of Big Tujunga Canyon was the largest Native American settlement in the Los Angeles area, dating back to 435 A.D. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Sorting room at the Adams Olive Cannery, located in the Sunland/Tujunga area, circa 1920s. Photographer: J. H. Lamson. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Manzanita tree in the canyon between Blue Bird Drive and Blackbird Way in Park Moderne, Calabasas. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Wine tasting in Sunland-Tujunga, ca. 1910s. The foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in the Sunland-Tujunga area were once the site of vineyards. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Samuel Marx Cooper, on left with Stan or Percy Masson in Calabasas on their motorcycles, circa 1918. Calabasas Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Portrait of Catarina and Caroline Pico, circa 1855. Catarina was a ward of General Andres Pico. In 1874 she married Romulo Pico, the son of General Andres Pico. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Sheet music for the 1940's tune "San Fernando Valley: I'm Packing My Grip" sung by Bing Crosby. Words and music written by Gordon Jenkins. Little Landers Historical Society. 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.

View of Commerce Street in Tujunga, circa 1950. Commerce Street is located at the foothills of the northern rim of the San Fernando Valley. Caption on the verso reads, "It is considered one of the most healthful spots in the country." San Fernando Valley Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

The Chosen Valley of the Little Landers, Los Angeles Evening Express, May 3, 1913. William E. Smythe started the movement known as "Little Lands." This advertisement beckons prospective colony members with inexpensive quarter-acre plots, soft water, "high social and intellectual life" and all the enticements of country living. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Devonshire Downs flier, circa 1960-1965. Flier advertising the availability of Devonshire Downs for use as an exposition facility and fair grounds. It was owned and operated by the San Fernando Valley State College and located on what is now part of the California State University, Northridge campus. The Downs hosted concerts such as Jimi Hendrix in the late 1960's. Chatsworth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Flyer announcing the play "Who Killed Earl Wright?" Sunday evening, January 29, 1939. Performance was held at the First Baptist church in San Fernando. The cast included Julian Beck, who, according to the penned correction, replaced Fuller as the Judge in the play. Beck was an attorney in 1939, and would later become Superior Court Judge of Los Angeles County. Judge Julian Beck Collection. San Fernando Valley History.Digital Library.

Cover of a city directory for Mission Hills, circa 1964. Features illustrations of the San Fernando Mission with the Santa Susana Mountains in the background. Directory contains information and advertisements for businesses, schools, churches and recreation in Mission Hills. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Cartoon illustrating the closure of Lockheed's Van Nuys plant by the US Government. Original art appeared in The American Aeronaut, March 4, 1964. International Association of Machinists Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Arthur "Slim" Vaughn, 1968. Slim Vaughn was a cowboy poet and Western film star dubbed the “Southwest Tumbleweed.” Vaughn also played the gold prospector at Knott’s Berry Farm for ten years and was the honorary mayor of Sunland-Tujunga in 1958. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Couple boating on Lancaster Lake near Sunland Park, circa 1900. Lancaster Lake was a popular location for early film makers. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Rescue workers begin grim search for victims after a devastating earthquake destroyed two wings of the San Fernando Valley Veterans Administration hospital on February 9, 1971. San Fernando, Rey de España. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.