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Friday, March 20, 2009


2009 - The Year of Valley History
Searching for San Fernando Valley history and examples of our vast community's culture, is a never ending effort by your Museum Community. Among our greatest champions is Gary Fredburg of Burbank, California. Enjoy his most recent find and gift to your Museum, "The Lankershim Walnut Postcard."
You can join Gary and others by being on the lookout for San Fernando Valley memorabilia and helping The Museum preserve and share our history for generations to come.
Message side of historic Lankershim Walnuts postcard - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2009 (click on image to enlarge)
Postmark: June 4, 1910
To: Miss B.E. Wilcox - Smith Street, Ridgeway, Pennsylvania
"You see here about $3000 worth of English walnuts. This street where these wagons are standing is called Wilcox Avenue and named in memory of Father Wilcox. Cecil"

Shipping Walnuts - Lankershim, California (click on image to enlarge)
Published Exclusively for Weddington Brothers - Lankershim California (later - North Hollywood)
by Newman Postcard Company - Los Angeles - Printed in Germany

Become part of The Museum Community today. Call to become the history detective who learns about the Wilcox family in Pennsylvania. Help us discover more about Father Wilcox, and the Wilcox General Store in old time Lankershim. The first hotel in the Valley was named the Cecil, after Cecil Wilcox. Call today to put on your investigator's hat - 1 (818) 347-9665

The San Fernando Valley, in the heart of the Creative Capital of the World, deserves a great Museum of history and culture.