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Cover of the book "One Acre and Independence" by the Charles Weeks System, circa 1927. Charles Weeks' face is superimposed on to the figure holding eggs baskets walking aside a chicken coop. In 1920, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce requested that Weeks come to the San Fernando Valley to establish a series of one-acre egg farms. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Cover of the book "One Acre and Independence" by the Charles Weeks System, circa 1927. Charles Weeks' face is superimposed on to the figure holding eggs baskets walking aside a chicken coop. In 1920, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce requested that Weeks come to the San Fernando Valley to establish a series of one-acre egg farms. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Lobby Card from the film "San Fernando Valley," starring Roy Rogers, 1944. San Fernando Valley Collection.

Lobby Card from the film "San Fernando Valley," starring Roy Rogers, 1944. San Fernando Valley Collection.

7 Reasons to Become a Gentleman Gardener

7 Reasons to Become a Gentleman Gardener

Farm workers in Chatsworth, 1900. The fruit cutting shed behind the workers is near the "Tex'a" place. The second woman on the left is Emma Johnson Graves. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Farm workers in Chatsworth, 1900. The fruit cutting shed behind the workers is near the "Tex'a" place. The second woman on the left is Emma Johnson Graves. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

The yearly Undokai at Elysian Park was a day of fun and games, sporting events against other schools, circa 1950s. The banner in the picture symbolizes the winner for the day.  Valley Japanese Community Center. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

The yearly Undokai at Elysian Park was a day of fun and games, sporting events against other schools, circa 1950s. The banner in the picture symbolizes the winner for the day. Valley Japanese Community Center. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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

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

Massive Mixed-Use Expansion Planned for Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. back in on May 15, 2014, Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City/Sherman Oaks presented a plan to the Studio City Neighborhood Council Land Use Committee for a major makeover of the existing site.

Massive Mixed-Use Expansion Planned for Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. back in on May 15, 2014, Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City/Sherman Oaks presented a plan to the Studio City Neighborhood Council Land Use Committee for a major makeover of the existing site.

A Daughter of the Snows: The Story of the Great San Fernando Valley written by the Publicity Department, Lankershim Branch, Security Trust & Savings Bank, 1923. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

A Daughter of the Snows: The Story of the Great San Fernando Valley written by the Publicity Department, Lankershim Branch, Security Trust & Savings Bank, 1923. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Ventura Blvd in the 1950's - such vast land still undeveloped. Orange groves, Dairys, The 'wash' was still dirt and not yet cement.

Ventura Blvd in the 1950's - such vast land still undeveloped. Orange groves, Dairys, The 'wash' was still dirt and not yet cement.

Red Car on Canoga Park route, circa 1952. From the collection of Jim Walker, The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.

Red Car on Canoga Park route, circa 1952. From the collection of Jim Walker, The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.

Backyard Homestead 1/4 acre *1 Vegetable, 2 Fruit and Nut, 3 Herbs, 4 Grains, 5 Poultry, 6 Meat Animals - small like rabbit, 7 Bees *I dont know about the chicken, rabbits, and bees but the rest is very doable! A ton of work but worth it.

Backyard Homestead 1/4 acre *1 Vegetable, 2 Fruit and Nut, 3 Herbs, 4 Grains, 5 Poultry, 6 Meat Animals - small like rabbit, 7 Bees *I dont know about the chicken, rabbits, and bees but the rest is very doable! A ton of work but worth it.

Building collapsed as a result of California's 1994 Northridge earthquake- Photo taken on 01-17-1994 by FEMA.

Building collapsed as a result of California's 1994 Northridge earthquake- Photo taken on 01-17-1994 by FEMA.

Syndicate Block, Owensmouth, circa 1920.  This building was constructed by prominent investors in the San Fernando Valley. It is located on the southwest corner of Alabama and Sherman Way. This was the first commercial building constructed after the Owensmouth Station was built. Later, the building was known as the Arcade Building. The red car tracks are located in front of the building. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Syndicate Block, Owensmouth, circa 1920. This building was constructed by prominent investors in the San Fernando Valley. It is located on the southwest corner of Alabama and Sherman Way. This was the first commercial building constructed after the Owensmouth Station was built. Later, the building was known as the Arcade Building. The red car tracks are located in front of the building. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.