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Thursday, December 10, 2009


Bekins Truck detail from a Map of the San Fernando Valley - background printing removed for this blog image.

Bekins Van and Storage Sherman Oaks, California 1950

Bekins Map of the San Fernando Valley 1950 - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg - December 2009

By 1950, the population explosion in the San Fernando Valley was well underway. Bekins Van and Storage Company, that had a location at 6200 Lankershim in North Hollywood (STate 3-7373) added a second headquarters at 15111 Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks (STate 4-6276).
Does anyone remember the howler monkey kept somewhere near the Bekins Storage building in Sherman Oaks, around 1958?

1 comment: said...

Thanks Gary, your'e the best.