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James Jeffries Description James Jeffries resting against his barn. In 1899, James Jeffries was the Heavyweight Champion of the World. Following retirement, Jeffries converted a barn into an an academy to train future boxers. Burbank Historical Society. San fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Burbank City Hall covered in snow, a rarity in the San Fernando Valley, January 10, 1949. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Thirteen-year-old Richard Petri, a Burbank newspaper delivery boy, picks up the Valley Times for his morning route, 1949. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. 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.

Burbank School children lined up to watch a fire fighter demonstrating equipment during Fire Prevention week, circa 1940s. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Anna Mary Forrester was the daughter of Peter Forrester, a native of Scotland. She arrived in California about 1852 and married Benigno Pico at Misión San Luís Obispoon January 6, 1864. Anna was 87-years-old when she died at her home at 451 Mission Street, San Fernando, California, where she had resided since 1877. San Fernando Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Samuel Marx Cooper, on left with Stan or Percy Masson in Calabasas on their motorcycles, circa 1918. Calabasas Historical Society. 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.

Bob's Big Boy Restaurant opened in Burbank 1940 and was located at 624 S. San Fernando Boulevard. From left to right: Arnold Peterson, car hops, and Bob Wian. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

A drinking fountain for animals located in Burbank, California. The fountain was built in 1890 by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Handwritten on the photograph, "Early day drinking fountain on Olive Street". Burbank 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.

Flyer announcing the play "Who Killed Earl Wright?" Sunday evening, January 29, 1939. Performance was held at the First Baptist church in San Fernando. The cast included Julian Beck, who, according to the penned correction, replaced Fuller as the Judge in the play. Beck was an attorney in 1939, and would later become Superior Court Judge of Los Angeles County. Judge Julian Beck Collection. San Fernando Valley History.Digital Library.

Burbank Fire Department alarm box, connected to the dispatch center. Inside were 2 white buttons, one for the police and one for the fire department. It was an especially easy prank to pull the alarms which were located around schools and bars. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Shift change at Lockheed's Vega Plant on Hollywood Way in 1943. During the peak years of production, the Lockheed work force grew to 90,000 employees. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

William Ellsworth Smythe, founder of a social movement known as "Little Landers" worked with George W. Harris and Marshall Valentine Hartranft to build the "Los Terrenitos" or the "Little Lands" Colony in 1913. Smythe and his disciples believed that any man could support himself and his family on a single acre of irrigated land.The Colony struggled through economic recession and by 1920 had ceased to exist. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Lucy Lee Trotter and notes from the first meeting of the Owensmouth Women's Club. Trotter of Van Nuys presided over the first meeting, 1914. Canoga Park Women's Club Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Hotel Burbank (aka The Senate Hotel), 1910. The hotel was built in 1876 for the railroad workers, so they would have a place to stay while working on the railroad. Sometime between 1957 and 1969, the hotel was renamed The Senate Hotel. In June of 1969 the owners of the hotel, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Madsen, had the hotel demolished to make way for the new home of the Swiss Dane Corporation, a sheet metal contracting firm. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Hollywood Way, looking south, approaching Lockheed Air Terminal in 1944. Camouflage is visible on the roof of the plant. On the left is the Vega Plant which was the first plant to use fluorescent lighting. Sign for the Skyroom Cafe is on the left; the Terminal Drive-In is on the right. Coralie Hewitt Tillack Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Archie Moore ... 1938-1963 ... Archie Moore is a special fighter with many unique distinctions: Nicknamed "The Old Mongoose", Archie Moore has one of the longest careers in boxing. And at 48 years old, Moore was the oldest Light Heavyweight champion in boxing history, and he also has the most knockouts than any other boxer in history.

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September 8, 1974: A movie set of fake brownstone structures burns on "Boston Street" at the Burbank Studios Ranch. The set was a total loss. The multimillion-dollar fire destroyed three soundstages and four movie sets.