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Esquire Cleaners at 7125 Foothill Blvd. in Tujunga, California, circa 1960s. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

View of Commerce Street in Tujunga, circa 1950. Commerce Street is located at the foothills of the northern rim of the San Fernando Valley. Caption on the verso reads, "It is considered one of the most healthful spots in the country." San Fernando Valley Collection. 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.

Exterior view of H. W. Zachau's General Merchandise Store on State Highway (now Foothill Boulevard) in Tujunga, California, September 1921. Tujunga was annexed to the City of Los Angeles in 1932. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

This is believed to be the last of the four "compass trees" that were planted by the padres who resided in the local missions in the late 1700's. These sycamore trees marked the gateway to the San Fernando Valley and served as a guide for travelers, as well as the padres who traveled from mission to mission. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Hollywood and Highland northbound San Fernando Valley line boarding V, late 1940's image from Metro Transportation Library and Archive

The San Fernando Power House in Sylmar, under construction in 1917. It was owned by the Los Angeles Bureau of Power and Light. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Installation of a gas line for Southern California Gas Company along San Fernando Road, 1910. The line was finished in 1912. By 1913, gas was being transported from the natural gas fields near Taft, California to the Burbank area. By 1924, services reached to Tujunga. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Men lined-up in front of See's Barber Shop in Tujunga, California, for a haircut, 1930. Overhead sign reads, "SEE moves to Lower Skid Row." Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Old stage coach road in Chatsworth shows the rough terrain over which the stage lines traveled. The road dates from the 1860's and represents a period in the Valley when the trail linked Los Angeles, Encino, Simi Valley, and Ventura. It was declared an historic-cultural monument on January 5, 1972. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

First Methodist Church and Chamber of Commerce, 4832 Tujunga Avenue, just north of Riverside Drive, North Hollywood, California, circa 1920s. Los Angeles Valley College Historical Museum. 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.

O. F. Heer opened his blacksmithing business in in Tujunga in1911, which included horseshoeing, wagon work, and automotive repair. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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.

Devonshire Downs flier, circa 1960-1965. Flier advertising the availability of Devonshire Downs for use as an exposition facility and fair grounds. It was owned and operated by the San Fernando Valley State College and located on what is now part of the California State University, Northridge campus. The Downs hosted concerts such as Jimi Hendrix in the late 1960's. Chatsworth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.