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

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

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

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.

pretty cool old school pic of topanga canyon

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

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.

Topanga Canyon Road under construction, circa early 1900s. In the background is visible Pedro Orsua and a team of horses. This image was donated by Laura B. Gaye, from her book "Land of the West Valley." San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Chatsworth Park train tunnel, San Fernando Valley

View of the Santa Susana Pass and Chatsworth. The postmark is dated May 7, 1941. West Valley 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.

November 5, 1913 - People watch in amazement as the Los Angeles Aqueduct water starts flowing down the cascades into the San Fernando Valley.. 52 Mule Team http://www.pinterest.com/pin/461056080575713332/ http://www.pinterest.com/slt1954/old-la/

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.

Canoga Park High School after a rainstorm, 1950

The corner of Hollywood and Vine (1932)

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.

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.