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Las Vegas Charter Service from Lockheed Air Terminal, circa 1945-1950. "The Lucky Las Vegas" was piloted by Paul Mantz who looks on as actress Gail Russell waves goodbye. Coralie Hewitt Tillack Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Worker loading oranges into crates to be brought to the Canoga Citrus Association packing house for processing, circa 1935-1945. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

James Jeffries, former Heavyweight Champion of the World, riding a steer, circa 1945. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Handbook of the Supreme Council of the Mexican-American Movement, circa 1945. This organization, whose theme was "Progress Through Education," was created in 1945 to "improve, social, educational, economic, and spiritual conditions among Mexican-Americans and Mexican people living in the United States of America". The organization had its roots in the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). Supreme Council of the Mexican-American Movement Papers. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.

Norrona's Women's Bowling Team, winners in the Women's Division of the Sons of Norway Traveling Bowling League in the Los Angeles area, circa 1962. Left to right: Norma Lee, Jean Schori, Joyce Applen; kneeling, Mildred Kiessler and Lois Seeger. The Norronettes Ladies Auxilary was organized in 1945. Many of their projects, fundraising events, and other activities promoted the culture and heritage of Norway. Sons of Norway. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Worker wearing gloves at the Canoga Citrus Association packing house inspecting fruit on a conveyor belt, circa 1935-1945. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Laborer loading oranges into crates to be brought to the Canoga Citrus Association packing house for processing, circa 1935-1945. The crates are stamped "CCA" which is the abbreviation for the Canoga Citrus Association. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Worker assembling crates with a nailing machine at the Canoga Citrus Association packing house, circa 1935-1945. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. San fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Joseph E. McWilliams, head of the Christian Mobilizers, was the speaker at the meeting advertised via this handbill, circa 1941. McWilliams, dubbed "Mr. McNazi" by the anti-fascist community, would go on to be a key defendant in the Sedition Trial of 1944. The meeting was held at McKinley Square Garden in the Bronx. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945.

Canoga Citrus Association employees, circa 1935-1945. In 1907, R.C. Brandon of the Lord & Thomas advertising agency suggested the brand name "Sunkissed" be used for the citrus fruit grown for the California Fruit Growers Exchange. It was changed to "Sunkist" shortly after and widely adopted by local citrus growers. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Advertisement and bus ticket to see the town of Girard (verso), circa 1920s. A bus picked people up at 518 South Hill Street in Los Angeles at 9:30 a.m. and drove them to Girard. Per the advertisement, in Girard there were horses to ride, a swiming pool, the Girard Golf Club, and the Girard Inn. Girard was intothe city of Los Angeles in 1945, and renamed Woodland Hills. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Flyer for the "Lindbergh Anti-war Rally" held at the Embassy Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, circa 1940. The America First Committee was founded in September, 1940, by Yale students, including future President Gerald Ford and future U. S. Supreme Court Justice, Potter Stewart. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles' Community Relations Committee Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945.

The Hollywood Anti-Nazi League for the Defense of American Democracy sponsored an educational committee which produced this booklet, circa 1937. The cover features a grim and powerful illustration of an individual being crucified on a swastika. This is superimposed over a map of Germany, including symbols denoting concentration-camp locations. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945.

☥ The state of California was named after the mythical Black Queen Califia. According to the story, California was an island where only Black women lived. The women were the most powerful women in the world. When Cortez arrived in California, searching for this mythical queen, her influence on him was so severe, he paid tribute to this powerful Black Woman Queen Califia by naming the state after her. California literally means, “the land where Black women live."

Lucy Lee Trotter and notes from the first meeting of the Owensmouth Women's Club. Trotter of Van Nuys presided over the first meeting, 1914. Canoga Park Women's Club Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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.