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Wednesday, June 12, 2013


CHERISHING OUR VALLEY                    2013

     The last couple of weeks have been busy and exciting for me. The Big Read - Grand Souk festival, sponsored by The Museum of the San Fernando Valley with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs was a charming success, but it was lots of work. Elements of the festival will be presented on this blog over the next few weeks, as our Board member Lee Davis completes the processing of the event's photographs.
     Almost immediately after the Grand Souk festival, my family and I began the work needed to ready our role in the AIDS Lifecycle bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. This year we were all "roadies" (part of the support team for the event's 2,200 riders.) The riders and roadies for this classic fund raiser, raised over 14.2 million dollars Many of the roadies, like Barry Edleman member of the Tarzana Neighborhood Council, were from the San Fernando Valley. 
     For the next few days, I'll be posting a few things I have on my desk, while I catch up on my Museum responsibilities. Here are four postcards just sent to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg - Hope you enjoy them, and enjoy our efforts to preserve the history and culture of the Valley.    Jerry Fecht

Canoga Park - "Fabulous San Fernando Valley - Looking east on Sherman Way. This prosperous and bustling community, is located in the midst of many famous estates and horse breeding farms."

Brand Boulevard - Glendale, California - "new modern shops on Glendale's main thoroughfare. A city beautiful nestled in California mountains."

Glendale, California - "Looking northward on Brand Boulevard in the heart of Glendale's shopping district, with beautiful foothills in the background."

San Fernando, California  - "Brand Boulevard leading to downtown San Fernando, lined with beautiful tall palms typical of many Southern California cities. In the background are the San Gabriel Mountains."

1 comment:

Scott Mumford said...

Love the shot of the Verdugos--sans the wall-to-wall houses that are there now...