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Monday, August 12, 2013

LAST HURRAH FOR SAN FERNANANDO VALLEY AGRICULTURE

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY            2013

In the 1980s, San Fernando Valley could still encounter the final remnants of the agriculture that once played a major role in our area's economy. Then the primary source of Valley information in 1990, the Los Angeles Times featured a review of the decade from 1980 to December 31, 1989 that included these images.

Chatsworth industrial park expanded into agricultural fields.   Photo by Perry Riddle.

West Valley agriculture resists the expansion of residential expansion. Photo by Carlos Chavez. (click on image to enlarge it.)

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