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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

CASCADES INTO THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY    2011

It's February in the San Fernando Valley and the ornamental plum tree in front of our Tarzana home is in a snow storm of white blossoms. Canadian geese are honking toward Pierce College with rush hour determination and an even louder flock of red-headed parrots reminds us that the San Fernando Valley is on the same latitude as Cairo, Egypt.
Here's an historic postcard, a gift to your Museum from Gary Fredburg, that should remind us all, that despite our recent rains, our water migrates to the Valley from far away and deserves our gratitude and respect. The Los Angeles aqueduct originates from the snow packs of the Sierras and enters the San Fernando Valley near our suburb of Sylmar. It cost a whopping $23 million dollars when it was completed in 1913.    Thanks Gary for you gift.

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