John Carpenter's Heaven on Earth Ranch, circa 1940s. The Riding Ranch offered carriage rides for adults and wagon rides for children. The photograph shows carriages and wagons lined up and ready for the trail ride. On the right is Canadas General Store. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Page from a city directory for Mission Hills, circa 1964. Features photograph of the entrance to Memory Garden, located on Brand Boulevard, an advertisement for Sizzler restaurant on Sepulveda Boulevard at Devonshire Street, and lists local sports facilities for Mission Hills. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Cast photo of the Valley Music Theatre's Nov. 16, 1965 production of "Dial M for Murder". Included in the cast are Maurice Evans, Phyllis Avery, and Murray Matheson. Nick and Faye Mayo Valley Music Theatre, Inc. Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
"Elect Mary Tinglof for Board of Education" meeting. Tinglof Smith was first elected to the Los Angeles Board of Education in 1957. She was a member of the NAACP and an early proponent of school desegregation in the city. Charles Williams Collection. Institute for Arts and Media Photographs.
In this photograph from "The Three Musketeers" actors perform a staged sword-fight scene. This production was part of the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Theater Department's twenty-fifth season. CSUN University Archives.
The modern 10th Cavalry visited Lt. William M. Dunn (center), veteran of the original U.S. Army unit. Dunn joined the 10th Cavalry, known as the "Buffalo Soldiers" in 1898. The 94 year old ex-horse soldier was one of 17 men who won field commissions during the Spanish American War. The 10th Cavalry was re-created by a group of young men with authentic uniforms, riding, and preparing to appear in a motion picture. Institute for Arts and Media Photographs.
Rocket test stand at Rocketdyne in Canoga Park, circa 1960. A related press release reads: "The isolated laboratory, the most extensive rocket research center in the Free World, is located high in the Santa Susana Mountains 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Thousands of pounds of thrust are developed by rocket engines which will power guided missiles for the Air Force, Army and Navy. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
O. F. Heer opened his blacksmith business in Tujunga, California in 1911, which included horseshoeing, wagon work, and automotive repair. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
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Front of a postcard of the "Tree of Peace" or "Oak of Peace" where Jesus Pico, acting as emissary for General J. C. Fremont, met with his brother General Andres Pico to negotiate terms of peace between the United States and Mexico in 1847, circa 1960s. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Performers at the Pacific Town Club, 1954. The Pacific Town Club was an African American men's social club located at the intersection of Adams Blvd. and Montclair Ave. in Los Angeles. Henry Adams Collection. Institute for Arts and Media Photographs.
Law enforcement officers investigating the scene of the LAPD-Symbionese Liberation Army Shootout at 1466 E. 54th St., Los Angeles, California, May 17, 1974. Guy Crowder Collection. Institute for Arts and Media Photographs.
Jessie Sr., Mill & Winsome with Homer Halverson's automobile at the base of the Santa Susana Mountains in Chatsworth, California, 1928. Homer Halverson Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
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Two machinists using tool dye machines at the machinists shop in North Hollywood, circa 1950s. International Association of Machinists, District Lodge 727, AFL-CIO, Burbank, California. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Libraries, History, Tools, Shops, Hollywood, Lodges, Dyes
This is believed to be the last of the four "compass trees" that were planted by the padres who resided in the local missions in the late 1700's. These sycamore trees marked the gateway to the San Fernando Valley and served as a guide for travelers, as well as the padres who traveled from mission to mission. The trees were planted in a "V" formation and each tree pointed to a direction on the compass. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
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Flyer mailed to box holders in Malibu and Topanga by the Malibu Minute Men urging voters to reject the establishment of Los Angeles County Waterworks District no. 29 in the September 15, 1959 election. Topanga Historical Society, San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
History, Libraries, Men'S, Flyers, Los Angeles
Young women pose in front of the law offices of Johnnie Cochran Jr. and Nelson Atkins, Los Angeles, 1972. Harry Adams Collection. Institute for Arts and Media Photographs.