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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 Intensive Little Farms brochure. In 1920, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce requested that Charles Weeks come to the San Fernando Valley to establish a series of one-acre egg farms. The "poultry colony" Weeks created in the Winnetka area eventually developed into a small farming community, which actively engaged in uplifting the spirit of its members, and aided in the social, intellectual and artistic enlightenment of the region. Charles Weeks Collection.

    Stork and baby promotional plaque representing Owensmouth, the newest town in the San Fernando Valley, March 30, 1912. This plaque was given to prospective buyers by land developers on the opening day of land sales in Owensmouth. The new town was named Owensmouth in anticipation of the water being brought from the Owens Valley via the Los Angeles Aqueduct. In 1931, the town was renamed Canoga Park. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Image from Charles Weeks' publication, One Acre and Independence, circa 1927. This image shows 320 foot poultry house for 2500 hens on one acre. In 1920, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce requested that Charles Weeks come to the San Fernando Valley to establish a series of one-acre egg farms. The farms would be based on the successful formula Mr. Weeks developed in Palo Alto, California. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    March 29, 2015 was the 100th anniversary of the San Fernando Valley joining the city of Los Angeles.

    Brochure for W. P. Whitsett's free automobile tour to Van Nuys around 1912. Whitsett owned half interest in the town and was one of its greatest promoters. Los Angeles Valley College Historical Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Old L.A. - Two women look out over a rural San Fernando Valley from the Mulholland Highway, circa 1930. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection, USC Libraries.

    The Sepulveda Pass, Santa Monica Mountains. Dropping down into the Los Angeles Basin from the San Fernando Valley. The Getty Museum is to the left high up in the mountains.

    November 5, 1913 - People watch in amazement as the Los Angeles Aqueduct water starts flowing down the cascades into the San Fernando Valley.. 52 Mule Team www.pinterest.com... www.pinterest.com...

    San Fernando Mission, California, 1915

    California History - Los Angeles - Mission Hills - Mission San Fernando Rey de España - circa 1897

    Sherman Way and Mason Avenue looking east, 1938. The Los Angeles River Flood in 1938 was one the worst floods in Southern California history. When the Big Tujunga Wash levee broke, seventy-seven of its spreading basins were destroyed, telephone and electrical power were shut down, and bridges all over the Valley were washed out. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.