1939 panoramic view of the Cahuenga Pass. That’s Universal Studios on the left, with Burbank behind it in the distance.
Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1939 panoramic view of the Cahuenga Pass. That’s Universal Studios on the left, with Burbank behind it in the distance.

Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1961 aerial view of Ventura Boulevard and the Los Angeles River in Sherman Oaks. Part of the Dick Whittington Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1961 aerial view of Ventura Boulevard and the Los Angeles River in Sherman Oaks. Part of the Dick Whittington Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Map of Santa Monica and vicinity as it appeared in 1891.Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Map of Santa Monica and vicinity as it appeared in 1891.Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1939 hillside view of a sparsely developed San Fernando Valley, showing Van Nuys and North Hollywood. Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1939 hillside view of a sparsely developed San Fernando Valley, showing Van Nuys and North Hollywood. Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

The Los Angeles Aqueduct opened 100 years ago today on Nov. 5, 1913. Here’s a panoramic view of the opening ceremony in the San Fernando Valley.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library

The Los Angeles Aqueduct opened 100 years ago today on Nov. 5, 1913. Here’s a panoramic view of the opening ceremony in the San Fernando Valley.

Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library