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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Historical San Fernando Valley Map

Above, the historical map at the Lamplighter restaurant. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Today, I had breakfast with my former roomie Jes at the Lamplighter restaurant in Canoga Park.

On the wall near our table I saw an interesting tour map (pictured above). It is of the San Fernando Valley from Los Angeles.

What fascinated me was seeing a map of the Valley without any freeways. Instead of Interstate 5, it shows U.S. 99 from the north (Ridge Route) on down to Burbank. There is no Ventura Freeway (U.S. 101) or San Diego Freeway (Interstate 405).

And, the area that is now Woodland Hills was called Girard.

Too bad the map didn't indicate when it was published.

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