Ventura Boulevard facing west from Hidden Hills, circa 1950s. The flat hill in the center is called "the Mesa." To the west of the Mesa was the Agoure Ranch. Ventura Boulevard was originally part of El Camino Real, the roadway that linked the Spanish settlements and missions along the Pacific coast from Baja California to San Francisco in the 18th and 19th centuries. It now continues as Calabasas Road (running parallel to the 101 Freeway). A stage line, run by Flint, Bixby and Butterfield, operated during the 19th century along it. Photographer and donor: Archie Hanson, Jr. Black and white photograph, 3.5 x 5 in.