San Fernando Valley History Digital Library
California State University Northridge

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Dove-hunting party at Rancho Los Encinos, ca. 1910

Dove-hunting party at Rancho Los Encinos, ca. 1910

Encino

A neighborhood in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains between Sherman Oaks and Tarzana. It was the location of a Tongva Indian village when the first Europeans arrived in 1769. "Encino" was first applied in the 1890s. The name loosely translates as "evergreen oak" of which there were plenty at that time due to a natural spring in the district.

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