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.

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.

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

Fascinating, first person narratives (letters, diaries) written by pioneer women heading west in the 1840's.

Rescue workers begin grim search for victims after a devastating earthquake destroyed two wings of the San Fernando Valley Veterans Administration hospital on February 9, 1971. San Fernando, Rey de España. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Calamity Jane

Geronimo and Nieces

The covers of two Pacific Electric Lines time tables, San Fernando Valley Service. The "Red Car" ran through the San Fernando Valley starting around 1911 and ended in the 1950's. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Historical Map of the San Fernando Valley (right side) :: San Fernando Valley History

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.

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.

U. S. Veterans' Hospital, San Fernando, California, circa 1920. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Page from a city directory for Mission Hills, circa 1964. Features photograph of the entrance to Memory Garden, located on Brand Boulevard, an advertisement for Sizzler restaurant on Sepulveda Boulevard at Devonshire Street, and lists local sports facilities for Mission Hills. San Fernando Valley 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.

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.

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.

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

Group of men and women dressed in western wear for what may be the Canoga Park Cavalcade, circa 1940s. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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