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    Gene Autry and Champion Jr. starring in "Robin Hood of Texas" with Lynne Roberts, Sterling Holloway, Adele Mara, and Cass County Boys, 1947. The movie was filmed in Chatsworth at Chatsworth Lake. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Corriganville, Simi Valley, CA, where many old westerns and other old movies were made. It is now a great place to hike!

    The Cartwrights (from left): Dan Blocker as 'Hoss', Michael Landon as 'Little Joe', Lorne Greene as 'Ben' & Pernell Roberts as 'Adam' in Bonanza (1959-73, NBC)

    Singing Cowboy Gene Autry and Champion

    Ruins of the San Fernando Mission prior to restoration. The Mission was founded on September 8, 1797, by Father Fermin Lasuen, who followed the footsteps of Father Junipero Serra. It was the seventeenth in a succession of twenty-one missions established in the state. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Gene Autry | Stars Who Served in ww2,Autry was a skytrain pilot in US Army Air Force.

    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.

    *JAMES GARNER ~ Maverick

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    The Big Valley (1965) Photos with Lee Majors, Linda Evans, Peter Breck

    Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke

    USO Christmas Dance in North Hollywood, circa 1942. 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.

    Hugh O'Brien as Wyatt Earp on ''The Life And Legend of Wyatt Earp'' TV Series

    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.

    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.

    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.

    The Lone Ranger--I remember there being a court case about him wearing his mask but I don't remember why it was a big deal.

    Gene Autry and Champion

    Robin Hood Lake at the back of Corriganville Movie Ranch was used for stunt shows and was a place where the public could picnic, and ride paddle boats and canoes. The two horse riders are on stunt rock which was also used in Tarzan movies.

    Chatsworth Park train tunnel, San Fernando Valley