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Plummer Street in Chatsworth after snowfall, January 11, 1949. The hills in the background are part of the Santa Susana Mountains that surround Box Canyon. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Downtown Los Angeles. This picture was taken from Spring and 2nd streets around 1895. The Hollenbeck Building is to the left. In the distant background are some of the houses on Bunker Hill close by to downtown. Suburbia just a block or two away from stark downtown! The tall towered building in the distance is the Court House.

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 the Santa Susana Pass and Chatsworth. The postmark is dated May 7, 1941. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library/

The Pacific Electric made its way to the San Fernando Valley in 1911. The Van Nuys Tract office is visible behind the train. The street is decorated with patriotic bunting and flags that may indicate photograph was made during a national holiday or the opening of the Pacific Electric in Van Nuys, December 16, 1911. Los Angeles Valley College Historical Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Old stage coach road in Chatsworth shows the rough terrain over which the stage lines traveled. The road dates from the 1860's and represents a period in the Valley when the trail linked Los Angeles, Encino, Simi Valley, and Ventura. It was declared an historic-cultural monument on January 5, 1972. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Worker loading oranges into crates to be brought to the Canoga Citrus Association packing house for processing, circa 1935-1945. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. 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.

Graves & Hill General Store, 1922. Lowell Hill is standing in front of the store. The store was located on the northwest side of the street at the intersection of Lassen Street and Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Chatsworth, California. Chatsworth 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.

Looking north towards what is now Chatsworth Street and Sepulveda Boulevard. In the distance, the San Fernando Mission is visible, surrounded by open land. circa 1920. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Silos at Brant Ranch, Woodland Hills (formerly Girard), located on the mountain south of Chalk Hill visible in background, 1913. Calabasas Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Anna Mary Forrester was the daughter of Peter Forrester, a native of Scotland. She arrived in California about 1852 and married Benigno Pico at Misión San Luís Obispoon January 6, 1864. Anna was 87-years-old when she died at her home at 451 Mission Street, San Fernando, California, where she had resided since 1877. San Fernando Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

These fans, which bear the message, "I'M A FAN OF VALLEY CITYHOOD," were distributed by Valley VOTE during the 2002 campaign to create a new city out of the Los Angeles communities of the San Fernando Valley. Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.