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    The work party that drilled the water well for the Community House in Topanga,1952. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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California as an island From an old map, created when California was believed to be an island.

  • Bettye Williams

    I never knew California was ever considered an island!

  • Antique Sommer

    The Island of California refers to a long-held European misconception, dating from the 16th century, that California was not part of mainland North America but rather a large island separated from the continent by a strait now known instead as the Gulf of California

  • Bettye Williams

    You are so knowlegable regarding the history of California! Thank you Antique fir the lovely history lesson. I won't forget it

Riveter at Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, California, 1940-1945

Bullock's Department Store Pasadena CA Script Logo- Southern California glory days of fashionable department stores, the store was created to feel like a country club.

Lunchtime for four female workers at the Vega aircraft plant in Burbank, California (August 1943)

.this SO reminds me of shit my Dad did when I was little. I was a crash test dummy for my Dad's neverending childhood. True, I hit the wall a few times, but oooohhh the feeling of going 100 mi an hour in a cool looking tire swing design that no one to this day has seen anything like! I love my Dad & miss him much. Thank God for the creative minds and what they bring this world!

The Los Angeles Ambassador Lido / Los Angeles, California - n.d.

old Los Angeles zoo, Glendale, California

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