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John Steven McGroarty and Marie Walsh at the San Fernando Mission Sept. 8, 1931. McGroarty had a distinguished career as the first mayor of Tujunga, a California State Senator, California Poet Laureate and a playwright, journalist and author. Marie Walsh Harrington was the wife of Dr. Mark Harrington. Harrington was the director of the Southwest Museum and restored the Andres Pico Adobe. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library

John Steven McGroarty and Marie Walsh at the San Fernando Mission Sept. 8, 1931. McGroarty had a distinguished career as the first mayor of Tujunga, a California State Senator, California Poet Laureate and a playwright, journalist and author. Marie Walsh Harrington was the wife of Dr. Mark Harrington. Harrington was the director of the Southwest Museum and restored the Andres Pico Adobe. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library

Trains slow to 35 mph in the Valley - A Southern Pacific Railroad train moves cautiously through the Valley at a new 35 mile per hour speed limit. Mayor Samuel W. Yorty signed the law June 12, 1962. Southern Pacific had cut its top speeds in the Valley to 60 mph, though the legal maximum in the state (at that time) was 79 mph. The tracks are at the intersection of San Fernando Road and Sunland Boulevard in Sun Valley. Photo Credit: Los Angeles Public Library, Valley Times Collection

Trains slow to 35 mph in the Valley - A Southern Pacific Railroad train moves cautiously through the Valley at a new 35 mile per hour speed limit. Mayor Samuel W. Yorty signed the law June 12, 1962. Southern Pacific had cut its top speeds in the Valley to 60 mph, though the legal maximum in the state (at that time) was 79 mph. The tracks are at the intersection of San Fernando Road and Sunland Boulevard in Sun Valley. Photo Credit: Los Angeles Public Library, Valley Times Collection

Baby Beef Hamberger stand near Hansen Dam.  The best and cheapest bergers around.

Baby Beef Hamberger stand near Hansen Dam. The best and cheapest bergers around.

The first house in Hollywood, California, ca.1905 :: Known as "The Outpost" was built in 1855 by Don Tornas Urquidez. present day location 7061 Franklin St. House was demolished in 1924.

The first house in Hollywood, California, ca.1905 :: Known as "The Outpost" was built in 1855 by Don Tornas Urquidez. present day location 7061 Franklin St. House was demolished in 1924.

Los Angeles High School atop Poundcake Hill, circa 1874. Courtesy of the Title Insurance and Trust / C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, USC Libraries.

Los Angeles High School atop Poundcake Hill, circa 1874. Courtesy of the Title Insurance and Trust / C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, USC Libraries.

Variel Street, northeast at Van Owen Street, Canoga Park District, 1938.  Abandoned street cars used as houses in this sub-division. Poor Housing Conditions in Los Angeles Scrapbook. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Variel Street, northeast at Van Owen Street, Canoga Park District, 1938. Abandoned street cars used as houses in this sub-division. Poor Housing Conditions in Los Angeles Scrapbook. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

In this photo taken in April 1941, car no. 5010 (Craig Rasmussen collection) is stopped at Culver City Station to entrain a lone passenger f...

In this photo taken in April 1941, car no. 5010 (Craig Rasmussen collection) is stopped at Culver City Station to entrain a lone passenger f...

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.

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.

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