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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.

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