Historic Mission San Gabriel - founded 1771 - Postcard Collection of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley - Gift of LeRoy Hunt - 2008 (click on image to enlarge)
Museum artifacts and even minor things like post cards and school year books a vital components to the "Big Picture" of events and circumstances of other times and places. The Mission San Gabriel, while not in the San Fernando Valley, was the sister compound of the Mission San Fernando Rey. The location of the Valley's Spanish mission was due, in large measure, to its traveling distance by foot/horseback to San Gabriel. This true also to the location of the Pueblo of Los Angeles. Thus the story of San Gabriel Mission is of significance to Valley history.
Thanks to LeRoy Hunt for the little but important gift to his and your Museum.
The San Fernando Valley deserves a great Museum of history and culture.