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.

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.

Vintage San Fernando Valley - Canoga Park, California, circa 1949

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.

Highland Avenue north of Hollywood Boulevard, 1906. Courtesy of the Photo Collection, Los Angeles Public Library

View of San Fernando Valley from Summit, Topanga, circa 1937 postcard

A postcard featuring Southern Pacific Railroad's Coast Daylight (aka Southern Pacific No. 99), moving northbound near Chatsworth, circa 1940. The Coast Daylight operated between Los Angeles and San Francisco from dawn to dusk. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

San Fernando Valley from Topanga Canyon 1939

pretty cool old school pic of topanga canyon

my beautiful purple valley!!! :) "Hello" from the San Fernando Valley postcard, circa late 1950s :: San Fernando Valley History

City of Granada Hills Chatsworth St. looking east from Zelzah Ave in Granada Hills. Circa 1956.

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.

Traffic on Sunset Boulevard at the Broadway tunnel, with Los Angeles City Hall in the Background, 1929.

Canoga Park High School after a rainstorm, 1950

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 corner of Hollywood and Vine (1932)

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.

Installation of a gas line for Southern California Gas Company along San Fernando Road, 1910. The line was finished in 1912. By 1913, gas was being transported from the natural gas fields near Taft, California to the Burbank area. By 1924, services reached to Tujunga. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

The San Fernando Power House in Sylmar, under construction in 1917. It was owned by the Los Angeles Bureau of Power and Light. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Chatsworth Reservoir. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society.y.

Farm workers in Chatsworth, 1900. The fruit cutting shed behind the workers is near the "Tex'a" place. The second woman on the left is Emma Johnson Graves. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.