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    Interior view of two workers on the assembly line at the General Motors plant in Van Nuys, circa 1960. The General Motors assembly plant opened in 1947 and was one of the San Fernando Valley's first attempts to progress from agriculture into large industry. When in full production, the plant employed 3,500 workers and helped to expand industrial, commercial, and residential development. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital library.

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

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

    General Motors Plant, Van Nuys 1948

    This photo shows the final inspection station on the Chevrolet assembly line, at the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City.

    Female Auto Workers on Automobile Assembly Line at Nash Motors. Women working on the automobile assembly line at Nash Motors (later American Motors) during World War I.

    Ford Motor Company, Milpitas, San José, CA (1965)

    To be more specific, Cadillac’s forthcoming flagship sedan actually will be assembled in Hamtramck, a city that’s almost completely surrounded by Detroit. The General Motors plant there opened in 1985 assembling Eldorados and Sevilles, so this completes a circle in a way. The facility’s 1600 workers currently screw together Chevrolet Volts, Malibus, and Impalas, as […]

    Ford Motor Company assembly line in Dearborn, Mich.

    Toyota Motor Corporation (TYO: 7203) has often been referred to as the gold standard of the automotive industry. In the first quarter of 2007, Toyota (NYSE: TM) overtook General Motors Corporation in sales for the first time as the top automotive manufacturer in the world.

    Ruins of the San Fernando Mission, c. 1880 :: San Fernando Valley History

    San Fernando Valley

    "Hello" from the San Fernando Valley postcard, circa late 1950s :: San Fernando Valley History

    First elementary school in San Fernando, circa 1885 :: San Fernando Valley History

    San Fernando Valley: The Hand that Feeds LA, circa 1920s :: San Fernando Valley History

    Greetings From San Fernando Valley California 1950s

    San Fernando Mission chapel and adjacent Indian cemetery, circa 1910s :: San Fernando Valley History

    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.

    On November 19, 1959, the last Edsel, a 1960 Villager, came off the assembly line.