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Friday, July 19, 2013

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY                            2013

Earlier on this blog, I wrote a little about the Olive View Sanitarium in Sylmar, California. Here's a picture of the complex before it was destroyed by fire in the 1950s. This postcard gives us a good idea of just how large the site was. Rumor has it that the facility was considered as part of the U.S. military's plan to house allied casualties from the planned invasion of Japan during the Second World War.

Olive View Sanatorium Sylmar -  postcard - gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2013.   (click on image to enlarge it.)

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