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Antonio R. Calvo, ca. early 1920s. Antonio Regalado Calvo (1900-1973) and Maria de la Luz Mendez Calvo (1896-1982) were immigrants from Sonora, Mexico. They made a life together as the owners of a small Mexican restaurant, Las Delicias Café in the city of San Fernando, California. Both Antonio and Luz independently moved north during the time of the Mexican Revolution. Antonio and Luz (Mendez) Calvo Family Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.

William Ellsworth Smythe, founder of a social movement known as "Little Landers" worked with George W. Harris and Marshall Valentine Hartranft to build the "Los Terrenitos" or the "Little Lands" Colony in 1913. Smythe and his disciples believed that any man could support himself and his family on a single acre of irrigated land.The Colony struggled through economic recession and by 1920 had ceased to exist. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Ray Sence's Farm, circa 1917. Ray Sence was the son of Addison Sence, who was an early pioneer of Burbank. Addison and his family moved to Burbank in 1903. Ray and Addison owned and ran a feed and fuel supply business in Burbank. Later they expanded the business and opened stores in Roscoe, Reseda, and Lancaster. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

1920s Former Farm Girl -- Frances Taylor visits the family farm after living in the big city of San Francisco, and hams it up. from MeraM's flickr stream.

Margarite Larre Amestoy (Mrs. Peter) on Rancho Los Encinos around 1906. In 1889, Domingo Amestoy bought the Rancho. This was the last time the 4,460 acre ranch was sold as a whole. In 1916, the Amestoy family sold 1,170 acres which would eventually become the community of Encino. Rancho Los Encinos. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

The Glen Vet Court housing project on Colorado Street west of San Fernando Road in Glendale, August 1953. Housing up to ninety-nine veterans and their families, this city-owned project was built in 1946 to serve as temporary residence until the family's financial situation improved enough to afford private housing. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Glendale police officer Byron Green and his 2-1/2 year old daughter Vicki Ann hanging wash at the Glen Vet Court housing project on Colorado Street west of San Fernando Road in Glendale, August 1953. Housing up to ninety-nine veterans and their families, this city-owned project was built in 1946 to serve as temporary residence until the families were able to move into private housing. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Leonard Eilers, "The Preachin' Cowboy," Granada Hills, California. June 1979. Round-Up For God shows Eilers performing rope tricks for young children in his home. "Leonard Eilers, known as 'The Preachn' Cowboy, still puts on family programs that include the famed rope tricks that have been a part of his act since 1929. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

The Brand family butler serving beverages on the tennis courts at El Miradero, circa 1910. The estate was bequeathed to the City of Glendale, and by 1956 the mansion had been converted into the Brand Library. In the 1960s, the City funded an addition to the library which created space for an art center. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.