The cave paintings of the Fernadero/Tataviam Tribe located in the Santa Susana Mountains, circa 1970s. The Tataviam settled in the Santa Clara River Valley around A.D. 450. The last full-blooded Tataviam, Juan Josa Fustero, died in 1921. About 600 Native Americans in the greater Los Angeles area claim Tataviam ancestry. 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.
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.
Stork and baby promotional plaque representing Owensmouth, the newest town in the San Fernando Valley, March 30, 1912. This plaque was given to prospective buyers by land developers on the opening day of land sales in Owensmouth. The new town was named Owensmouth in anticipation of the water being brought from the Owens Valley via the Los Angeles Aqueduct. In 1931, the town was renamed Canoga Park. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
The Grotte de Rouffignac is home to over a hundred engravings and line-drawings of mammoths. ... The images date back to ... about 13000 years BP. The cave is over eight kilometers long. ... There are over 250 images in total and 158 of these are mammoths. ... Representations of mammoths are quite rare in prehistoric art." ("Mammoth bones are rarely found in south-west France.") Other drawings include "horses, bison and ibex and even a rhinoceros." - photo from northofthedordogne
Stamps from a World War II-era ration booklet issued to Vincent J. Graziano of North Hollywood, circa early 1940s. The stamps were traded for such scarce commodities as sugar, butter, coffee and beef steak. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.