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California History -- Los Angeles -- Mission Hills -- Mission San Fernando Rey de España (founded 1797)

This photo of the Los Angeles River between Lindley Avenue and Reseda Blvd., just North of Victory Blvd., in the San Fernando Valley, was taken by Homer Halverson as part of his work with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, January 1955. Homer Halverson Collection. Water Works - Documenting Water History in Los Angeles.

California History -- Los Angeles -- Mission Hills -- Mission San Fernando Rey de España (founded 1797)

Workers plant palm trees on Wilshire Boulevard between Western and Wilton in 1926. Courtesy of the Security Pacific National Bank Collection, Los Angeles Public Library.

Looking north towards what is now Chatsworth Street and Sepulveda Boulevard. In the distance, the San Fernando Mission is visible, surrounded by open land. circa 1920. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Summerland oil piers near Santa Barbara, c. 1901-1903

Me and george will want to one day move here

Second & Main 1889, Los Angeles

San Fernando Mission, with aAview of the cloisters looking east, circa 1900. On the right is the star shaped fountain. The San Fernando Mission was founded on September 8, 1797, by Father Fermin Lasuen, The San Fernando Mission was the seventeenth in a succession of twenty-one missions established in the state. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.