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The Kaiser of Chalk Hill

In 1920 Ventura Boulevard was still a relatively unpopulated stretch of roadway. The long and narrow (no more than 14 feet in width) road was a difficult byway, particularly as it approached the Brant Rancho. Travelers from Los Angeles encountered a steep hill in which the road climbed and twisted and turned in an effort...
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THE OWENSMOUTH ROAD RACE – 1913

Two and one-half minutes before midnight on March 12th of 1928, a catastrophic event marked the beginning of the end for a town that is no longer. Once referred to as the new mouth of the Owens river, Owensmouth was aptly named by H.G. Otis, the owner of the Los Angeles Times. The city could be...
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The White Horse Inn

In 2012, The San Fernando Valley Relics Museum was able to carefully take down and save a popular local restaurant sign called The White Horse Inn. Along with the door and a Coppola that sat on top of the restaurant. What would seem like items that would have been forever buried and lost in the...
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Valley Relics History: The Four Jokers

It’s been a long time since I contributed an article to the Valley Relics Museum blog, but I’m excited to return! In 2015, I began archiving the museum’s collection of vintage postcards. Cheerful and often colorful, these cards have survived, saved in scrapbooks and collections, even long after the Valley motels, businesses and attractions they...
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