By Michael Crosby
The San Fernando Valley zone that turned the fashionable urban of Encino has passed through a shockingly overseas series of possession, starting with local American tribes, then the Spanish and Californios, via the French, Basques, and americans. within the post-World conflict II growth, Encino turned an prosperous enclave of these who portrayed all the above at the reveal: Hollywood motion picture and tv stars. Encino originated round an artesian spring that served for a number of thousand years because the amassing position of 3 tribes: the Fernandeño, Tongva, and Chumash. This spring, which used to be documented in Fr. Juan Crespi's diary through the Portola excursion in 1769, this present day nonetheless offers water in the grounds of Los Encinos country ancient Park. El encino is Spanish for "the oak," and the realm was once so named for the massive landscape of oak groves masking it.
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His men released several hundred pigs that they had shepherded across the continent (which became, according to legend, the Arkansas razorback hogs of today) and journeyed south to the Gulf and Spanish settlements in Mexico. They did attempt to take their horses, loading them on a raft roped to their own canoes, but they recorded that Indians cut the raft loose and slaughtered the horses. Even assuming that an animal of each sex escaped from the Spanish expeditions, there is a problem of distance.
Their dwellings are large and spacious, and are divided into apartments by broad planks. Nothing is left lying about, all their belongings being kept in large bags hung from posts. Their beds are made like tombs, surrounded by hides. Everyone sleeps naked, both men and women. The men go completely naked all the time, except for a buffalo robe covering. 5 All the women have this kind of covering even when they wear a skirt, so that they are never embarrassed or keep their legs closed when they sit down, as all other Indian women do.
In addition to powder, ball, and tobacco, Vérendrye issued to each Frenchman a pair of souliers, leather boots that he had apparently brought from Montreal. While paddling canoes, French traders had adopted the soft deerskin moccasins worn by the Indians of the Great Lakes because anything more sturdy was apt to punch a hole in a fragile birchbark canoe. In bringing a supply of boots, Vérendrye had clearly anticipated a long overland excursion. The expedition departed Fort La Reine (Queen’s Fort) on October 18 and began a trek southwestward across a never-ending sea of grass.
Encino (Images of America) by Michael Crosby