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Bob "Bear" Hite and Spanky McFarlane at The Corral

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Canned Heat singer Bob "Bear" Hite and Spanky McFarlane at The Corral nightclub.

Bob and Doi DeWitt with their children

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Bob and Doi DeWitt with their children Eileen, Nora, and Bobby. The DeWitts were largely responsible for bringing folk music to the Topanga.

Bob DeWitt

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Bob DeWitt shows his ceramics, made from Topanga clay that he mixed with his bare feet.

Bob DeWitt in his art gallery

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Bob DeWitt in his art gallery. He was a realtor, artist, and club owner. He famously greeted his real estate clients barefoot.

Bob DeWitt real estate sign

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Bob DeWitt hand-painted his real estate signs.

Bob Hutton and Mort Allen

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Frequent guest Bob Hutton sits back to back with Mort Allen, "a man not given to unnecessary effort."

Bob Hutton in Greenleaf Canyon

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After Bob Hutton married, he built a home in Greenleaf Canyon out of homemade adobe bricks.

Bob Wiley, John Penner, and Jon Swenson

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American Legion leaders Bob Wiley, John Penner, and Jon Swenson at Froggy's restaurant. The Legion had leased Prier Hall to the restaurant but still held meetings there.

Bobby Driscoll and the Wood sisters

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Bobby Driscoll (actor) with Karen, Lannis, and Lynn Wood at the Wood stone house.

Bomber drops fire retardant

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Bomber drops fire retardant, 1993 fire.

Branch Railing in Foreground, Two Women in Background

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Black and white postcard of May Kneen sitting down at Kneen's Kamp circa 1920.

Breaking ground for the Community House

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Fire Chief Harvey Anderson and Mary Sopher watch as Dorothy Boehme breaks ground for the new Community House.

Bridge Building Books

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Kathleen Gildred opened Bridge Building Books in an old gas station on the property of the Inn of the Seventh Ray restaurant. Her metaphysical bookstore complemented the the restaurant's spiritual atmosphere. When her five-year lease expired, the…

Bridge near the old Post Office

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This 1920 bridge near the old Post Office was replaced when the road was realigned 10 years later.

Brothers John, Jim, and Peter York play in the snow

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Brothers John York, Jim York, and Peter York play in the snow on Colina Dr. with an unknown boy on the left.

Brothers Peter, John, James, and Andrew York

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Brothers Peter York, John York, James York, and Andrew York at home on Colina Dr.

Brownie Scout Troop 1667, led by Kay Saltman (Queen K.)

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Brownie Scout Troop 1667, led by Kay Saltman (Queen K.), at Topanga Beach.

Bud Luse and friends at the garage by the old Post Office

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At the garage by the old Post Office.

Kneeling: George Ortez, Charles Gammon.

Standing: Ken Douphner, Bud Luse, and Richard Flood.

Buddha mural on Topanga Canyon Blvd.

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"Buddha on the Wall," a mural on Topanga Canyon Blvd., designed by poster artist Liz Shepherd and painted with Kedric Wolfe and David Totheroh, on Labor Day 1982.

Building Camp Adelaide for Girl Scout overnights

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Building Camp Adelaide for Girl Scout overnights, across from School Road.

Building Topanga Canyon Blvd.

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The chain gang (prison road workers) build the S-Turns of Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Buildings and Trees; Open Area in Foreground

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Black and white photo of buildings and trees with open area in the foreground at Kneen's Kamp circa 1920.

C. R. Tracy Insurance ad: "Are you fully covered?"

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A fireman is excited to find a nude woman after breaking down her door and interrupting her shower. "Are you fully covered?" asks this advertisement for General Insurance by C. R. Tracy, Topanga's District Agent. Topanga 2563.

Café Mimosa

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Arlette Morgan, from France, opened Café Mimosa opened in 1994. She sold it to Claire Cohn, also from France, in 2004.

Café Mimosa interior

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Arlette Morgan, from France, opened Café Mimosa opened in 1994. She sold it to Claire Cohn, also from France, in 2004.

Cali-Camp, a summer day camp

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Cali-Camp, a summer day camp in Old Topanga Canyon, opened in 1964.

California Senator Sheila Kuehl

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California Senator Sheila Kuehl attends a community meeting at the Topanga Elementary School Library.

Camp Wildwood

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Owner Oka Stewart supervises Camp Wildwood swim classes.

Canned Heat on Topanga Beach

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The band Canned Heat poses on Topanga Beach with driftwood.

Canned Heat on Topanga Beach

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The band Canned Heat poses on Topanga Beach with driftwood.

Car crosses 1980 Floodwaters

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This sports car's owner was actually lucky; many cars were lost to the creek in 1980.

Caroline Hansen at John Heron's cabin

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Caroline Hansen, whose parents owned the Outside Inn, at John Heron's cabin on a Saddle Peak slope.

Carolyn See, John Espey, and Lisa See Kendall are honored

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Carolyn See, John Espey, and Lisa See Kendall receive commendations from Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley for "outstanding achievements in the writing of 'Lotus Land,' detailing the history of L.A."

Cars float down Topanga Boulevard, 2004

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In the wettest season ever, cars float down Topanga Canyon Boulevard at Highvale Trail on December 31, 2004.

Casa Pequeña gate

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Tomas Braverman and his wife Kiyo spent many years crafting their home at 1135 Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Today the house is called Rosewood.

Cave in the Santa Maria area

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Hikers stand in a cave in the Santa Maria area, near where Native American pictographs were found.

Ceola Greenleaf

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Ceola Greenleaf Photo

Ceola Greenleaf

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Photograph of Ceola Greenleaf - oldest of Greenleaf children

Ceramicist Rebecca Andrews displays decorative tiles

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Ceramicist Rebecca Andrews displays decorative tiles from the business she created, Touchstone Ceramics. She moved to Topanga in the late 1960s with her husband and six children, often employing the latter and their friends to assist her. She…

Ceramists Jim and Sue Sullivan at their art studio

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Ceramists Jim and Sue Sullivan made fine art pieces at their studio and home at the end of Greenleaf Canyon. In the 2010s, they moved to Petaluma, CA.

Charles Farley under an Old Topanga bridge

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UCLA graduate Charles Farley wrote a legal brief that won him the right to live homeless under an Old Topanga bridge.

Charles Greenleaf, daughter Mabel, and grandchildren

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Charles Greenleaf, daughter Mabel, and grandchildren Charles and Janet.

Charlie Chaplin with Topanga cameraman Roland Totheroh

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Charlie Chaplin with Topanga cinematographer Roland Totheroh (far right) and assistant cameraman Jack Wilson on the set of the silent film Gold Rush in Truckee, CA.

Cheese Rock in Old Topanga Canyon

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Cheese Rock in Old Topanga Canyon Narrows is gouged with holes or "tafoni" caused by differential weathering.

Cheney Family Ranch Aerial View

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Photograph of Cheney family ranch located on Cheney and Callon drives

Cheney Family Ranch and Adjoining Property - Aerial View

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Photograph of Cheney Family ranch and adjoining property - aerial view

Cheney Ranch Aerial View 1912

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Cheney Ranch aerial view 1912

Cheney Ranch Aerial View 1970

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Black and white photo taken in 1970 of Cheney Ranch aerial view from same vantage point as photograph taken in 1912

Cheney Ranch House

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Black and white postcard of a small child on Cheney Ranch porch 1920

Chester and Joena King with their children.

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Chester and Joena King with their children. Daughter Zoe Otterback is at center.

Chevy Metal

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The Chevy Metal band at Abuelitas restaurant: Taylor Hawkins (also in the Foo Fighters), Achim "Dange" St. Dangersfield, and Wiley Hodgden.

Christian Science Church

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Members park their car on Topanga Highway for Christian Science Church services.

Christian Science Society

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The Christian Science Society, the first denomination to build a church in Topanga, meets at Adelaide Gibbon's home. FRONT: Mrs. Tremullen, May Kneen, Cecilia Johnston, four unknowns, Adelaide Gibbon, Cora Trippet, Mrs. Cilker. BACK: Mr. Cilker,…

Cinematographer Max Penner

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Cinematographer Max Penner followed after his father John's profession. He is shown here on a film location in Cape Town, South Africa.

Citizens of the Year at the Mountain Mermaid

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Citizens of the Year at the Mountain Mermaid. BACK: Bill Buerge, Rabyn Blake, Allen Emerson, Rosi Dagit, Randy Just, Lisa Villasenor, John Mac Neil. FRONT: Marty Brastow, Lee Kelly, Louise York, Susan Nissman, Harriet Swenson, Linda Hinrichs, Pat Mac…

Civilian Conservation Corps camp

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The New Deal brought a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp to Topanga.

Civilian Conservation Corps camp

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From 1933 to 1938, part of the Cheney Ranch, at the west end of Callon Drive, was leased for a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp. The CCC was a federal government agency that hired unemployed young men to do public conservation work. In Topanga,…

Civilian Conservation Corps camp

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From 1933 to 1938, part of the Cheney Ranch, at the west end of Callon Drive, was leased for a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp. The CCC was a federal government agency that hired unemployed young men to do public conservation work. In Topanga,…

Clarence Kuethe

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Clarence Kuethe in his Fernwood Market office. He managed the store from 1949 until the 1970s.

Clarence Kuethe and Mary Sopher

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Clarence Kuethe, owner of Fernwood Market, donates a steet to Woman's Club president Mary Sopher.

Claude Morton "Mort" Allen

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Black and white photo of Claude Morton Allen dressed for costume party on June 13, 1907

Claude Morton "Mort" Allen with Cigar

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Black and white photo of Claude Morton Allen dressed for a costume party on June 13, 1907.

Claude Morton Allen Ranch

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Black and white photo of Claude Morton Allen Ranch.

Coast and Canyon Realtors Halloween ad

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Halloween ad for Coast and Canyon Realtors, a real estate company. Teresa Penner, Barbara Campbell, Karen Dannenbaum, Chryssa Lightheart, Sheri Hagemeister, Sarah Sutton. (Tracy Corbett behind the pumpkin.)

Coins offering free lots in Sylvia Park

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Coins were scattered in Los Angeles offering finders free lots and memberships in Sylvia Park Country Club. "If you find this coin, bring it to us at once. It entitles you to a $150 Membership in our beautiful country club...."

Colin Hay and Cecilia Noel at Froggy's

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Colin Hay (of the band Men at Work) and Cecilia Noel play music at a benefit for Children's Corner at Froggy's restaurant.

Colin Penno retired in Oregon

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Messenger editor Colin Penno retired in Oregon

Columbus (Mose) and Lucy Cheney at Ranch House

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Columbus (Mose) and Lucy Cheney at Front of Ranch House

Columbus (Mose) and Lucy Cheney in Garden

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Columbus (Mose) and Lucy Cheney in Garden

Columbus (Mose) and Lucy Cheney Portrait

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Black and white photograph of Columbus Cheney and Lucy Cheney on 50th Wedding Anniversary c. 1938

Columbus (Mose) Cheney in Tractor

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Black and while photograph of Columbus (Mose) Cheney and unknown person in tractor c. 1910

Community House baseball field dedication

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Community House baseball field dedication. Kevin Jussila, Susan Nissman, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, and former Dodger great Steve Yeager.

Community House caretakers Lee and Richard Kelly

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Long-time Topanga Community House caretakers Lee and Richard Kelly became Citizens of the Year in 1991.

Community House playground

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Community House playground built by parents of Topanga Cooperative Preschool.

Community House work party

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Woman's Club members serve a ranch-style lunch to a Community House work party.

Congressman Tony Beilenson

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Congressman Tony Beilenson was interviewed while inspecting flood damage in Topanga. He authored the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area legislation.

Cora Trippet

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Trippet Ranch became the centerpiece of Topanga State Park.

Cora Trippet and son Oscar A. Trippet

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Cora Trippet and son Oscar A. Trippet under portrait of her husband. Trippet Ranch became the centerpiece of Topanga State Park.

Cornelia Trujillo with kids Rosagua, and Dolores Jr.

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Cornelia Trujillo with kids Rosagua (Rose Wiley), and Dolores Jr.

Cosmo's thrift store

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Cosmo's thrift store, in the Pine Tree Circle, had no name. Cosmo sold everything from old jewelry to used, patched blue jeans. He arrived in California from Texas, in 1959.

County Supervisor Ed Edelman

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When Ed Edelman (with Supervisor Yvonne Braithwaite Burke) became Topanga's County Supervisor, Summit Valley gained an important ally against the Canyon Oaks development.

Craftsmen who built the Pine Tree Circle

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Craftsmen who built the Pine Tree Circle mall. Owner Steve Carlson is on the right.

Crowd in Front of Topanga Tavern in Old Topanga Canyon

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Black and white photograph of a man on horse and people standing in front of Topanga Tavern c.1920