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    President Gerald Ford visits Glendale in 1976 to help give the "Annual Days of Verdugo Festival" an impressive send-off, 1976. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    A meter maid and a motorcycle officer for the Glendale Police Department, circa 1930s. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Grading Dead Horse Canyon for a new housing development, Glendale, 1963. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    The squad room of the Glendale Police Department, April, 1938. Glendale Central Public Library (Glendale, Calif.). Glendale Police Photo Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Men and boys in front of Al Oliver's Barbershop located on the southwest corner of Everett Street and Wilson Avenue in Glendale, circa 1900. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    The exterior of the Comalt Company, Inc. after a bust during a prohibition raid by the Glendale Police Department, March 22, 1928. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    The Brand family butler serving beverages on the tennis courts at El Miradero, circa 1910. The estate was bequeathed to the City of Glendale, and by 1956 the mansion had been converted into the Brand Library. In the 1960s, the City funded an addition to the library which created space for an art center. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Exterior view of the Cody Theater, located at 303 S. Brand Boulevard, San Fernando, 1923. The movie advertised on the theater's marquee is Grumpy (1923) starring prolific silent film star of the 1910s and 1920s, Theodore Roberts. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    In 1948, President Harry S. Truman stopped at the Southern Pacific train depot in Glendale to give a five minuite campaign speech. Next to Truman (from right to left) are James Roosevelt, Everett G. Burkhalter (former state assemblymen), Richard R. Rogan (chairman of the welcoming committee), and Floyd J. Jolley (Glendale city councilman). Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Native Americans posing at San Fernando Mission, circa 1880. Photo credit: Title Insurance and Trust Company. San Fernando, Rey de España. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Portrait of L. C. Brand, circa 1910. Brand came to California in 1886 and started the Los Angeles Abstract Company with Edwin Sargent. He and Henry E. Huntington formed the San Fernando Valley Land and Development Company. Brand was president of the Los Angeles and Glendale Railroad Company which provided connections from Los Angeles to Glendale with extensions to Burbank, Pasadena, and Griffith Park. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Portrait of Catarina and Caroline Pico, circa 1855. Catarina was a ward of General Andres Pico. In 1874 she married Romulo Pico, the son of General Andres Pico. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Official program for the Fiesta de la Mission San Fernando featuring Charles E. Pressley's Pageant "Prayer of the Padre" in six episodes, June 5-7, 1931. San Fernando, Rey de España. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Van Nuys Rotary-Gram newsletter, May 19, 1954. The Van Nuys Rotary Club was organized and chartered in 1925 to promote commerce and community service. This page of the weekly four-page newsletter, edited by Bruce Jones, features the Valley Municipal Building, the administrative center of the San Fernando Valley. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    President baby pictures. There are a couple in here I hadn't seen! Here is Gerald Ford.

    Queen Elizabeth II & President Gerald Ford dancing at the White House in 1976.

    President Gerald Ford dances with Queen Elizabeth II at State Dinner at the White House in July 1976.

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    Gerald Ford becomes the 37th U.S. President today August 9, 1974

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    President Gerald Ford at the age of 3 about 1916.