Archie Hanson, Jr. and daughter, Lisa, in a horse-drawn buggy in the Calabasas Christmas parade on Calabasas Road, December 1960. In the background is Calabasas Garage. Leonis Adobe Museum and Plummer House. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Archie Hanson, Jr. and daughter, Lisa, in a horse-drawn buggy in the Calabasas Christmas parade on Calabasas Road, December 1960. In the background is Calabasas Garage. Leonis Adobe Museum and Plummer House. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Tree planting on Reseda Boulevard, Fall, 1938. Carl S. Dentzel, a community leader, is visible at the center, wearing a suit. This photograph was taken between Parthenia Street and Roscoe Boulevard on Reseda Boulevard, east side of the street.  San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Tree planting on Reseda Boulevard, Fall, 1938. Carl S. Dentzel, a community leader, is visible at the center, wearing a suit. This photograph was taken between Parthenia Street and Roscoe Boulevard on Reseda Boulevard, east side of the street. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

A primitive wagon road, shown here at Arch Rock, connected Santa Monica to the Rindge ranch before construction of the Roosevelt Highway. Courtesy of the Photo Collection, Los Angeles Public Library.

A primitive wagon road, shown here at Arch Rock, connected Santa Monica to the Rindge ranch before construction of the Roosevelt Highway. Courtesy of the Photo Collection, Los Angeles Public Library.

Calabasas corner stage coach stop, circa 1910s. The sign off to the far left reads "Union Gasoline." Calabasas Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Calabasas corner stage coach stop, circa 1910s. The sign off to the far left reads "Union Gasoline." Calabasas Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Variel Street, northeast at Van Owen Street, Canoga Park District, 1938.  Abandoned street cars used as houses in this sub-division. Poor Housing Conditions in Los Angeles Scrapbook. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Variel Street, northeast at Van Owen Street, Canoga Park District, 1938. Abandoned street cars used as houses in this sub-division. Poor Housing Conditions in Los Angeles Scrapbook. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Chief Little Bear of the Fernandeño Tataviam tribe receives a helping hand from his grandson, circa 1990s. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Chief Little Bear of the Fernandeño Tataviam tribe receives a helping hand from his grandson, circa 1990s. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

The first Red Car over to North Hollywood, December 16, 1911, Van Nuys Line. Far right: Fred Weddington, who negotiated to get the line in the Valley; 9th from right: Wilson C. Weddington. The train behind was Huntington's special car. Weddington Family Collection. San fernando Valley History Digital Library.

The first Red Car over to North Hollywood, December 16, 1911, Van Nuys Line. Far right: Fred Weddington, who negotiated to get the line in the Valley; 9th from right: Wilson C. Weddington. The train behind was Huntington's special car. Weddington Family Collection. San fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Tilling the soil on the Halverson farm, 1925. The Halverson farm was located in Zelzah (now Northridge) near the present site of the California State University, Northridge campus. Homer Halverson Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Tilling the soil on the Halverson farm, 1925. The Halverson farm was located in Zelzah (now Northridge) near the present site of the California State University, Northridge campus. Homer Halverson Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Pierce Community College: Sheep grazing on a ranch owned by the Weddington family at 4141 Whitsett  Avenue, circa late 1800s. Later, it was a wheat farm, a casaba melon farm,  and eventually a golf course. Undated, but a bit of copyright in the lower  left corner reads "18" so probably late 1890's.

Pierce Community College: Sheep grazing on a ranch owned by the Weddington family at 4141 Whitsett Avenue, circa late 1800s. Later, it was a wheat farm, a casaba melon farm, and eventually a golf course. Undated, but a bit of copyright in the lower left corner reads "18" so probably late 1890's.

Franciso Trujillo on a horse with a lasso attached to the saddle, circa 1910. Trujillo was one of the first homesteaders in Topanga.  Topanga Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Franciso Trujillo on a horse with a lasso attached to the saddle, circa 1910. Trujillo was one of the first homesteaders in Topanga. Topanga Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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