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San Fernando Mission

The Campo de Cahuenga Historical Memorial Association Collection contains materials related to Campo de Cahuenga. It includes correspondence documenting the San Fernando Valley Historical Society’s failed efforts to have the park recognized as a national park and monument. Rancho Cahuenga, a former....

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Santa Rosa Catholic Church Virgin of Guadalupe festival, December 12, 1987

The San Fernando Valley has many different kinds of religious institutions that help the communities thrive through volunteer work, fundraising, and festivals. Community members will document different kinds of activities that are put on or are sponsored by religious institutions....

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Berry Gordy

On January 12, 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Tamala Records in Detroit, Michigan with an $800 loan from his family. One year later it was incorporated as the Motown Record Corporation, a blended nickname that comprised the words Detroit had come to be known for, motor and town. The musical talent ....

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fernando sor

Fernando Sor was a composer and guitarist who lived from 1778-1839. He was born in Barcelona and gained much of his early musical education at the monastery at Monserrat. The time period in which he lived was called the Classical era and contains many composers, which are quite....

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