2009 - The Year of Valley History
Mammoth Cactus in San Fernando c 1895 - Gift to the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley July 2009 from Dave High
Water rationing is nothing new to the San Fernando Valley. Conservation of water was a way of life to the early pioneer families who settled here in the late 1800s. This delightful photograph, part of the David High Collection, marked in pencil :"Mammouth" Cactus - San Fernando.
Fred Berk (Librarian of The Museum) and Guy Weddington McCreary have began their study of the High Collection photographs, and Fred reports, "Many of the unmarked photos have been identified already."
Refer to photo HC-12 artifact number: 0709-050-959
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