June 6th, 2008
|12:26 pm - PONY CROSSING|
I work near the Burbank Equestrian Center, which is surrounded by a few urban city blocks that are equuine-friendly. It's a curious holdover from when most of the San Fernando Valley was ranch land, up until the 1940s.
The horses even get their own crosswalk buttons (up high enough for their riders, of course).
I was hoping the buttons were at nose height, so the horses could push them themselves.
That would be incredible.
|Date:||June 9th, 2008 12:13 pm (UTC)|| |
Ranches and Farms
Since I now work for the county's Agricultural Commissioner, I know enough to tell you that up into the mid-1950s or so, Los Angeles County was THE top agriculture county in the entire U.S. San Fernando Valley was full of groves, and there used to be dairy farms all over the county. Just consider Cerritos, which used to be "Dairy Valley" or some such name.
Now, the biggest crop in the county is... nursery stock (well, the biggest crop you don't get arrested for, anyway). But there are still some honest-to-goodness rows-of-fruit-trees farms in the county.
Disclaimer: I'm not speaking for the Ag Commissioner as I write this... just myself. Duh.
|Date:||June 10th, 2008 07:18 am (UTC)|| |
Random. Horses on the street? What will they think of next?