James Jeffries Description James Jeffries resting against his barn. In 1899, James Jeffries was the Heavyweight Champion of the World. Following retirement, Jeffries converted a barn into an an academy to train future boxers. Burbank Historical Society. San fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Photograph of construction site at Silver Lake Dam, January 20, 1976. Homer Halverson Collection. Water Works - Documenting Water History in Los Angeles.
Letter from the Committee to Drain Mono Lake to the Los Angeles City Council, proposing that Mono Lake be completely drained to combat the problems of insects, gulls, and a foul smell, 27 July 1982. Duane Georgeson Collection. Water Works - Documenting Water History in Los Angeles.
Peter Amestoy with Rancho Los Encinos work mule around 1908. Peter Amestoy with Rancho Los Encinos work mule around 1908. In 1889, Domingo Amestoy bought the Rancho. This was the last time the 4,460 acre ranch was sold as a whole. In the coming years, it would slowly be sold, a piece at a time. Rancho Los Encinos. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Groundbreaking for Los Angeles State College, San Fernando Valley Campus (now CSUN), January, 1956. From left to right: Howard McDonald, then President of L.A. State; Gov. Goodwin Knight; Superintendent of Public Instruction Roy E. Simpson; and Patricia Kulpatric, L.A. State Homecoming Queen. CSUN University Digital Archives.