George Garner Valley Cyclery, Reseda, CA.
Intersection of Virginia St. and Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA.
Reseda, CA. Sherman Way, looking west toward Reseda Blvd.
Street scene, Encino, CA. Ventura Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA. Intersection of Van Nuys Blvd. and Victory Blvd., looking north.
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    Just a short article today! In 2015, the Valley Relics Museum received an incredibly generous donation of vintage menus (the Gorsky Collection). It was my task as the museum's archivist to sort and catalogue each individual menu. The menus dated from the 1940s through the 1990s,...

  • Ritchie Valens and Tony Casanova

    Sixty years ago this month, on February 3, 1959, was the tragic plane crash that took the lives of three early rock and roll icons: Buddy Holly, J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, and Ritchie Valens. Valens was only 17 and had risen to rock stardom...

  • The Rainbow Roller Rink

    It's a strange photo choice for a postcard: a huge expanse of dance floor, rainbow tinsel streamers adorning the ceiling, and a band on stage all the way in the back, almost too tiny to be seen. This is the Rainbow Roller Rink, which was only...

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