Isaac Newton Van Nuys, circa 1912. Van Nuys was a Napa county wheatman and principal stockholder in the Farm Homestead Association. He believed the land in the San Fernando Valley was better suited for grain, so after four years of grazing sheep and cattle, he planted 3,000 acres of wheat, which resulted in 3 cargos of grain that were shipped to Liverpool. Canoga Owensmouth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Farm Homestead, Homestead Association, The Farm, 1912 Van, Newton Van
Lockheed Pogo XFVI. Only one was made in 1954. Vertical takeoff. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Burbank Historical, 1954 Vertical, California Dreamin, California Recollections, Valley, Digital
A "Barry Goldwater for President" campaign volunteer posing for a portrait while decorating the campaign car in Van Nuys, September 23, 1964. Goldwater was an unsuccessful Republican nominee for President in 1964. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Campaign Volunteer, U.S. Presidents, President Campaign, Campaign Car, Volunteer Posing, President 1964
Sheet music for the 1940's tune "San Fernando Valley: I'm Packing My Grip" sung by Bing Crosby, circa 1940s. Words and music written by Gordon Jenkins. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Bing Crosby, Art Inspiration, 1940 S Tune, Circa 1940S, California Recollections, Digital, San Fernando California, San Fernando Valley
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.
History, Southern California, San Fernando Mission, Vintage, Digital, California S Finest, San Fernando Valley
Lt. Governor Goodwin J. Knight, Rex Allen, and Johnny Grant pose at the opening of the California Theatre in Burbank, on December 13, 1950. San Fernando Valley Historical Society.
Vintage Los Angeles, 1950 San, December 13, Digital Collections, California S Politicians
Group portrait outside Schlitz brewery, Van Nuys, late 1950s. Two men in the photo are identified: second from the left, C. Merle Duckett, and sixth from the left, Walter Burke. Valley Industry and Commerce Association. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
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Group portrait outside Schlitz brewery, Van Nuys, California, circa 1950s. In 1982, the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company was acquired by Stroh Brewing Company of Detroit. Valley Industry and Commerce Association. 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.
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Palms Trees in Mission Hills, around 1920 :: San Fernando Valley History
Two palm trees frame Mission San Fernando, c. 1920
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.