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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sheet music for the 1940's tune "San Fernando Valley: I'm Packing My Grip" sung by Bing Crosby, circa 1940s. Words and music written by Gordon Jenkins. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

View of San Fernando Valley from Summit, Topanga, circa 1937 postcard :: San Fernando Valley History. - Wow! have to find the location of my house from the 1958-1995.

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.

Ramona Memories Lemon Crate Label. San Fernando Heights Lemon Association, San Fernando/Los Angeles Co. California. San Fernando Valley Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.