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    Throughout the early twentieth century, the San Fernando Valley was farmland; wheat, avocados, oranges, and squash grew in abundance. Founded in 1910 along the Southern Pacific Railroad in the northwest San Fernando Valley, it was among the early housing tracts carved from the former Mission Rancho San Fernando lands. The post office and train depot were renamed Northridge in 1938. Today, California State University, Northridge sits on a portion of that land. CSUN University Archives.

    Hollywood Sign with the San Fernando Valley

    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.

    Van Nuys Drive-In San Fernando Valley

    San Fernando Valley...my heart beats here.

    First known photograph of San Fernando Valley, 1873

    San Fernando Valley

    Chatsworth Park train tunnel, San Fernando Valley

    First McDonald's was opened May 15, 1940 on Route 66 in San Bernardino, California. Pinner says: I remember the hamburger jail. We used to play in one just like that! Haven't seen one since then. Cool!

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

    Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre (490 ha) urban cultural park in San Diego, California. In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. There are also many recreational facilities and several gift shops and restaurants within the boundaries of the park. Placed in reserve in 1835, the park's site is one of the oldest in the United States dedicated to public recreational use.

    Fisherman's Wharf Restaurants in San Francisco - San Francisco's Fisherman’s Wharf seems to have timeless appeal. As you might expect, given its name, the wharf is surrounded by restaurants, some of literally world-famous.

    Pickwick Drive-In Theatre, San Fernando Valley

    Bob's Big Boy • Los Angeles, California

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

    Can't get enough of this view: Sunsets in San Diego

    San Fernando Valley, 1910

    Munch Box San Fernando Valley

    Greeting from San Fernando Valley CA - view of the San Fernando Valley and Studio City circa 1950's

    Los Angeles City Lights by airplane -- This was always so pretty when we would land at the LA International Airport.

    San Fernando Valley