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Friday, February 22, 2013

THE MYSTERY OF TARZANA'S ORIGINAL NAME

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY        2013

Often, in very small bits, the history of the greater San Fernando Valley becomes more complete. This little promotional item, designed as a travel aid, adds to an on-going puzzle about the first name of the Tarzana community. Ralph Herman, noted South Valley historian, says that Tarzana was never called Runnymede as some claim. Yet, here again an artifact shows up with the Runnymede name.

 Mileage log - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2013. 
Was "Reseda 284" a postal box? 
Note that Agoura Hills was called Greenwich Village and Woodland Hills called Girard. Felix for Food was located at 18413 Ventura Boulevard. This location is in the community of Tarzana, just east of Reseda Boulevard. 



1 comment:

CaHwyGuy - Daniel the California Highway Guy said...

I'd guess that Reseda 284 was a telephone exchange.