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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.

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

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.

When you need to get the real story about some of history's most fascinating women, call Stacy Schiff. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's work includes Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) and Cleopatra: A Life. In her highly anticipated new book, The Witches: Salem, 1692, Schiff focuses on an infamous and dark period of American history, especially as it relates to women: the Salem witch trials.

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.

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

Class photograph at a school in Calabasas, 1933. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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These fans, which bear the message, "I'M A FAN OF VALLEY CITYHOOD," were distributed by Valley VOTE during the 2002 campaign to create a new city out of the Los Angeles communities of the San Fernando Valley. Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.