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Tract housing increasing in the Valley
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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People who prefer a rural way of life fled thickly-populated areas to develop canyons for home sites, only to discover their efforts to seek isolation were in vain. This view taken on February 16, 1957, from the ridge flanking Lopez Canyon shows the large ranch of Fritz Burns, Panorama City developer, with a new subdivision in the far background sweeping in from the San Gabriel Mountains. The charred area on the mountain top is above Olive View Sanitarium in Sylmar. Agricultural acreage in the San Fernando Valley and nearby Santa Clara Valley dropped from 61,300 in 1945 to 35,000 in 1957.
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Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
HCN box 21454
Burns, Fritz B.,--1899-1979--Homes and haunts
Agriculture--California--San Fernando Valley
Real estate development--California--San Fernando Valley
Mountains--California, Southern
San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.)
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Panoramic views
Valley Times Collection photographs
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