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    Group portrait of a class at the Lopez Station School in Granada Hills, circa 1883. The school was run by Geronimo and Catalina Lopez and was the first English speaking school in the Valley. The school closed in 1884. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Looking north towards what is now Chatsworth Street and Sepulveda Boulevard. In the distance, the San Fernando Mission is visible, surrounded by open land. circa 1920. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Earthquake damage at an apartment house in Sherman Oaks, Calif. after the Northridge earthquake of January 17, 1994. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Rudy Ortega, also known as Chief Little Bear, talking with Boeing administrators at Rocketdyne in the Santa Susana Mountains, 1970s. Rudy Ortega Sr. was a leader and community organizer for the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians.The chief was registering the site with the State Historical society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Group portrait of children and adults in front of the second Lankershim Elementary School, built in 1889. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Leonard Eilers - The Preachin' Cowboy at 80 :: San Fernando Valley History

    Chatsworth Street, Granada Hills, circa 1940s :: San Fernando Valley History

    Notice of Auction Sale of Horses, San Fernando Valley, 1910. :: San Fernando Valley History

    Made by James Morisset (English, active 1768–1800). Presentation Smallsword, hallmarked for 1797–98. English, London. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Jean Jacques Reubell, in memory of his mother, Julia C. Coster, and of his wife, Adeline E. Post, both of New York City, 1926 (26.145.315a, b) #sword

    These Ordinary Tourists May Never Know The Horrors That Took Place Where They Stand

    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.

    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.

    Stamps from a World War II-era ration booklet issued to Vincent J. Graziano of North Hollywood, circa early 1940s. The stamps were traded for such scarce commodities as sugar, butter, coffee and beef steak. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Mechanics at work at Rocketdyne in Canoga Park, circa 1960. A related press release explains that the mechanics are making "the final adjustments on an engine which will be used in the U.S. Army Jupiter intermediate range ballistic missile. The Jupiter IRBM will be deployed in operational use by units of the Strategic Air Command." San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Mayor Tom Bradley's campaign opens in Pacoima, circa 1972. Left to right: Edward Kussman, Tom Bradley, Ruby Madison, Nancy Avery. African American Historical Society and Cultural Center of the San Fernando Valley. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    An article on Martin Luther King Jr's visit to the San Fernando Valley in the old Valley Times newspaper.

    Brand Boulevard at San Fernando Road, San Fernando, circa 1925. A street car from the Van Nuys line of the Pacific Electric Railway is prominent at center. West Valley Museum. 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.