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.
Luz Mendez (seated) and her cousin Rosalia, ca. early 1920s. Luz Mendez was the daughter of Antonio Regalado Calvo (1900-1973) and Maria de la Luz Mendez Calvo (1896-1982), who immigrated from Mexico during the Revolution and owned a Mexican restaurant, Las Delicias Café in the city of San Fernando. They had four children and were active in the Santa Rosa parish, a Catholic Church in San Fernando. Antonio and Luz (Mendez) Calvo Family Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Young men picking fruit on Albert Prince's orchard in North Hollywood, 1920s. Prince is standing on the left holding a piece of wood. The area is now part of North Hollywood Park. Weddington Family Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
San Fernando Tunnel - Newhall Pass. Construction of the tunnel began on March 22, 1875 and it was completed on July 14, 1876. Hundreds of Chinese laborers worked on the tunnel. The tunnel was considered a great engineering achievement at the time and it was important because it connected Northern and Southern California by rail. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Moreland Truck Factory located on the northwest corner of San Fernando Road and Alameda Avenue in Burbank, 1920. Construction started in 1917 and the factory opened in 1920. The company closed in 1940. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Front of a postcard of the "Tree of Peace" or "Oak of Peace" where Jesus Pico, acting as emissary for General J. C. Fremont, met with his brother General Andres Pico to negotiate terms of peace between the United States and Mexico in 1847, circa 1960s. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Steel's Valley Motor Lodge, Sherman Oaks, California, circa 1930s. Verso reads, "13949 Ventura Blvd. Telephone ST 4-9077. On route 101 in the Heart of the famous San Fernando Valley, ten minutes from Hollywood. Modern Spanish type units in a spacious setting of flowers and trees. Quiet atmosphere and modern comforts with restful surroundings. Assorted collection of cafes and restaurants nearby. Your reservation or inquiry cordially invited." San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
A Daughter of the Snows: The Story of the Great San Fernando Valley written by the Publicity Department, Lankershim Branch, Security Trust & Savings Bank, 1923. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Espiritu Chijulla Leonis, circa 1900. Espiritu was married to Miguel Leonis. Their wedding gift from Espiritu's family included 1100 acres of land in Calabasas as well as cattle, sheep and horses. Espiritu lived at Leonis Adobe until her death in 1906 and was buried at the San Fernando Mission. Leonis Adobe Museum and Plummer House. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.