DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY - 2011
This afternoon, I spoke by telephone with longtime San Fernando Valley resident Cindy Mitchum Azbill of Portland, Oregon. She shares information about her relative John Frederick Hartsook (recognize the street name in North Hollywood?) with The Museum Community, about one of the greatest agricultural tragedies in Valley history. The loss of Hartsook's prize cattle herd was so great that the Los Angeles Times in May of 1924 covered the story with a two page article.
Los Angeles Time clipping May 18, 1924. Courtesy of Cindy Mitchum Azbill Jan. 2011. (click on the image to enlarge it.) For your convenience, I have clipped and blown up sections of the article below for easier reading.