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Sunday, October 11, 2009

MYSTERY GRAVEYARD IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

2009 - The Year of Valley History

Your Museum is a very busy Community. Despite our important projects such as the Northridge/Zelzah Centennial history committee, we catalogue dozens of items each week. The High Collection photograph below, in its original form, is very faded and difficult to figure out. When it was scanned and manipulated for color and size, a very interesting detail emerged. Aside from what appears to be an adobe or stone wall in bad shape, there are several picket fences in the foreground. Arranged in squares they seem to me to be family cemetery plots.
The photo may be of the graveyard at the Mission San Fernando Rey de EspaƱa or the old Pioneer Cemetery.
What is your opinion? Jerry
Clicking on the image will give you a better picture.

Photograph - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by David High July 2009
(refer to photo HC-91

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