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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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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