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Oakland California is a major port in western California. It is the 3rd largest city in the San Francisco Bay area, the 8th largest city in the state & the 47th largest city in the US & has a population of around 390,000. It is situated directly across the bay, 6 miles east of San Francisco. Oakland became a town in 1852 & in 1853 John Coffee "Jack" Hays, a famous Texas Ranger became a resident of Oakland (while he was Sheriff of San Francisco).
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Two for the price of one machine slogan cancels number 4 & number 1B both with slogan "ABCD" Mail For Better Business Service", on Artcraft cachet fdc. It would appear that when it first went the machine the stamp missed the machine cancel & it was then put through another machine when sorters noticed it was not cancelled. (Lucky the post office stamp & cover vandals were not around in these days with their pens! :x )
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So you don't have to stand on your head to look at 1B. :lol:
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Ontario California is in San Bernadino County 35 miles east of Los Angeles & is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area. It has a population of about 164,000. It is home to the L A / Ontario Airport the 15th busiest cargo airport in the US. The city takes it's name from the "Ontario Model" established by the Chaffey brothers who came from Ontario Canada.
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Orange California is in Orange County, 3 miles north of Santa Ana. The town was incorporated in 1871 & was the only town in the county planned around a plaza. Hence it was nicknamed "Plaza City"! The town is unusual in that many of the homes built prior to 1920 have been retained. There is a population of around 136,000.
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Artcraft cachet fdc with nice machine slogan cancel "Pray For Peace".
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Orcutt is a town in the Santa Maria Valley, a few miles south of Santa Maria & about 100 miles south east of Monterey. The town was named after William Orcutt of the Union Oil Company who discovered fossilised dinosaur bones in the tar pits nearby. The town was sited originally along a railway line as a townsite for the oil field workers but now is basically a bedroom suburb for Santa Maria with a population of about 35,000.
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Orinda California is in Contra Costa County & has a population of around 18,000. It is located just east of Oakland & is home to the affluent suburban professionals who commute to Oakland, San Francisco & Walnut Creek. Originally called Orinda Park, the Post Office opened here in 1888, but changed it's name to Orinda in 1895.
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This has been a most amazing journey. I congratulate you!

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Thank you Hutch, there is still a lot more covers to post. :)
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Pacific Grove California is a coastal city in Monterey County, with a population of around 15,000. It is about 2 miles north west of Monterey, between Monterey & Point Pinos. Pacific Grove is known for it's Victorian homes. Asilomar State Beach & the annual migration of Monarch butterflies. It is the location of the Point Pinos Lighthouse, the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast & was also one of the locations of the film Turner & Hooch.

The Post Office opened here 1886 but closed in the same year but reopened in 1887.
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Panorama City California is a district in the San Fernando Valley region on L A. It about 20 miles north west of downtown L A. It was the Valley's first planned community, done by industrialist Henry Kaiser. Panorama City originally was home to General Motors' largest assembly plant & Schlitz Brewery. It is home to about 65,000 people. The Post Office is located on Chase Street (may be named this because the local dogs chased the postman down here :lol: ).
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Pasadena California is about 10 miles north east of downtown L A, with a population of around 137,000. The city is famous for hosting the annual Rose Bowl Football (Gridiron) game & the Tournament of Roses Parade. I recall Aussie rocker John Paul Young singing "It's a long long way to Pasadena" in the 1970's but I think the place may have changed a little since then. 8)
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TD Productions cachet fdc with nice cds hand stamp. Uncertain as to why a pair of JFK's was affixed as 5c was the US local postal rate at the time.
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Pismo Beach is a beach city in southern San Luis Obispo County, about 176 miles north west of L A. It has a population of around 7,500. Known as the clam capital of the world, a gigantic concrete clam adorns the entrance to the town. I guess I recall this town because Bugs Bunny came out of his burrow announcing his arrival at Pismo Beach, only to find himself in the middle of the Arabian desert. After a careful study of the map he says he took the wrong turn at Alberqueque! He missed out on his clams! :(
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Placentia California is a city in northern Orange County about 34 miles south east of downtown L A. With a population of about 50,000, it is known as a bedroom community (sounds like something out of "Desperate Housewives") with most people employed outside the city in adjoining neighbourhoods. The name is derived from the Latin word for "pleasant".
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Pomona California is in Los Angeles County about 35 miles east of downtown L A. It has population of around 150,000. The city is named after the Roman goddess of fruit, & it became a citrus growing area.
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Reseda California is 22 miles north west of Los Angeles. It has a population of around 62,000. Up to the 1940's it was a farming area, the biggest producer of lettuce in the US. Like many places post WWII, Reseda farmland gave way to housing. Some will know the town by the movies made here. They include The Karate Kid, Boogie Nights, & Terminator 2 (just to mention a few).
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Uncacheted fdc with nice wavy line machine cancel. The black band around the edge of the cover denotes it as a mourning cover (NB it has not been scanned with black paper behind it) & I have seen quite a number of these for this issue.
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Riverside California, so named as it is beside the Santa Ana River is the 59th biggest city in the US & the 12th in California by population which is around 300,000. Founded in the 1870's it is the birthplace of the Californian citrus industry. It is about 60 miles east of downtown L A.
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Rohnerville California was formerly known as Eel River. It is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County & located about 2 miles south east of Fortuna. The town origianlly started as a trading post & currently has a population of about 550. The Eel River post office opened in 1857 & changed it's name to Rohnerville in 1874 (after the town's founder Henry Rohner).
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San Bernadino California is about 65 miles east of downtown L A. It is the poorest city of it's size in California & only Detroit is poorer in the whole of the US. It has a population of about 210,000. The city was largely successful with the establishment of the Norton Air Force Base & McDonalds in the 1940's. However two large fires in the 1980's & 3 bouts recession following those put the city into decline. Finally in 2012, the city put itself into bankruptcy.
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San Francisco California is the only consolidated city & county in California. It has a population of around 811,000 spread over about 47 square miles meaning there are about 17,000 people per square mile. It is most densely settled large city in California & the second most in the US behind New York. It is the 4th most populous city in California behind Los Angeles, San Diego & San Jose.

San Francisco is Spanish for St Francis & was founded 1776. The Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth to the city & it soon became the largest city on the West Coast. 75% of the town was destroyed by earthquake & fire in 1906, but it was quickly rebuilt. The depression saw major building works undertaken with the completion of Oakland Bay Bridge in 1936 & the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937. In WWII San Francisco was point of embarkation for those serviceman going to theatre & there return led to the growth of the city. Today it is one of the tourist destinations of the world.
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Unknown cachet fdc (although I do believe it to be an add on, I do not believe it was done by the addressee who also may be an add on) with nice cds hand cancel.
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Another cds hand cancel from San Francisco to compare with the one above:
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An attractive item of commercial mail sent to Australia, on July 29, 1964 , 2 months after issue, from the Sheraton Palace with JFK pair & 15c Statue of Liberty airmail stamp attached. What I think is unusual is the postmark on the first day cover has "Calif." perfectly centred under"1964". On this cover the "Calif." is a little skewed to the left of "1964". One would have thought an improperly balanced postmarker would have been unacceptable.
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San Francisco California Airport Branch. The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the hub for it's largest tenant, United Airlines & the principal base of operations for Virgin America. SFO has the largest international terminal in North America, is the 8th busiest in the US & the 22nd busiest in the world, with over 40,000,000 passengers per annum. The airport post office has extended trading hours 8.00am till midnight & open weekend too, although postmarking stops at 8.00pm unless you pay a 'late fee".
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Typed cachet (perhaps one of a kind?) fdc & presumably typed by the addressee (but given that is hand written in pencil, possibly not or he may just have overlooked erasing it) with San Francisco Airport Branch machine slogan cancel.
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It would be interesting to know if you could get a "Late Fee" cancel on any post now!

An interesting exercise for any one at SFO after 8 pm!

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San Fernando California is a city located in the San Fernando valley about 20 miles north west of downtown L A. It has a population of around 24,000. San Fernando is completely surrounded by the city of L A. In the early 1900's L A annexed a lot of the surroundings who wanted to tap into L A's water supply. But San Fernando had it's own & as a result it stayed separate.
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Uncacheted FDC with nice machine slogan cancel for North Annex. It is not exactly clear what the "North Annex" is except that it is a post office of some type.
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San Gabriel California is a city in L A County about 7 miles north east of downtown L A. Named after the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel, the city's motto is "A city with a mission". It was incorporated into a city in 1913 & has a population of around 40,000.
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San Jose California (Spanish for St Joseph) is the 3rd largest city in California & the 10th largest in the US. San Jose is the largest city in the Silicon Valley region & is about 45 miles south east of San Francisco. I recall the song sung by Dionne Warwick, music by Burt Bacharach & lyrics by Hal David."Do you know the way to San Jose?" I think the city has changed a little since then. The population is about 950,000.

San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777. For over 150 years it, like many other towns, was a farming community that experienced massive growth after the return of soldiers from WWII. Rapid growth continued as hi-tech & electronics transformed the city into an urbanised centre.
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Souvenir cover prepared by the Council of Northern California Philatelic Societies on the 1st Anniversary of JFK's death. A philatelic fiesta was held in San Jose in JFK's memory. Nice hand cancel from the Philatelic Fiesta Station at San Jose. Block of 4 JFK stamps affixed is 4 times the local letter rate.
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San Luis Obispo California (Spanish for St Louis) is roughly midway between San Francisco & L A on the central coast. Founded in 1772, it is one of the oldest communities in California. Known as SLO, it has a population of around 45,000.
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I have have truly enjoyed this entire thread.

Good research and well displayed, the information is interesting and informative.

I have visited a quite a few of these places years ago. Now looking out my window at the falling snow tonight in Toronto the journey you provided was very nice and comforting.

Not that the white fluffy snow coming down like chicken feathers tonight is unwelcome, but I thought the contrast with it and the journey you provided was a perfect evening's tonic.

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Santa Ana California is the second most populous city in Orange County. With a population of about 325,000. Santa Ana is the 57th most-populous city in the United States.

Founded in 1869, Santa Ana is located in Southern California adjacent to the Santa Ana River, 10 miles (16 km) away from the California coast. The city is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area which, is the second largest metropolitan area in the U.S., with a population almost 18,000,000 (& Australia is around 23,000,000). Santa Ana is the 4th-most densely populated city behind only New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago.

During World War II, the Santa Ana Army Air Base was built as a training centre for the United States Army Air Forces. The base was responsible for continued population growth in Santa Ana and the rest of Orange County as many veterans moved to the area to raise families after the end of the war.
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Santa Barbara California, is in Santa Barbara County. Situated on an east-west trending section of coastline, on the West Coast about 95 miles north west of L A, it has a population of about 88,000. The population doubled between 1850 and 1860. & during the Gold Rush years, the town became a haven for bandits and gamblers. In the late 1890's oil was discovered, and the beach east of Santa Barbara sprouted numerous oil derricks and piers for drilling offshore. This was the first offshore oil development in the world. After the war many of the servicemen who had seen Santa Barbara returned to stay. The population surged by 10,000 people between the end of the war and 1950, like many other places in the state.
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Santa Clara California, was founded in 1777 and incorporated in 1852, & is a city in Santa Clara County. The city is the site of the Mission Santa Clara de Asís, and was named after the mission. The Mission and Mission Gardens are located on the grounds of Santa Clara University. The population is around 117,000. Santa Clara is located in the centre of Silicon Valley about 5 miles north west of San Jose & is home to many high-tech companies. Santa Clara is also home to the San Francisco 49ers NFL football (grid iron) team has its headquarters and practice facilities in Santa Clara & the 49ers announced their intention to move the team to Santa Clara in time 2014 season.
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Santa Cruz California (Spanish for Holy Cross) is largest city of Santa Cruz County. It has a population of around 60,000 & is located on the northern edge of the Monterey Bay, about 72 miles south of San Francisco. The present-day site of Santa Cruz was the location of Spanish settlement beginning in 1791, including Mission Santa Cruz and the pueblo of Branciforte. Following the Mexican–American War of 1846–48, California became the 31st state in 1850. The City of Santa Cruz was chartered in 1866. Early industries included lumber, gunpowder, lime and agriculture. In the 1890's, Santa Cruz established itself as a beach resort community. There is a long running dispute with Huntington over which town is the real Surf City. Santa Cruz is now known for its moderate climate, the natural beauty of its coastline and redwood forests, alternative community lifestyles, and socially liberal leanings. It is also home to the University of California, Santa Cruz, a premier research institution and educational hub, as well as the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, an oceanfront amusement park.
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Sante Fe Springs California (Spanish for holy faith) is a city in L A County & is about 20 miles south east of L A. It's population is about 17,000. In 1907, the Union Oil Company of California began drilling but is was not until 1921 the Union-Bell well blew in as a 2,500 barrel gusher & set off an oil rush by major oil companies. The Santa Fe Springs oil field was considered one of the richest pools in petroleum history. The field produced as much as 345,000 barrels daily, exceeding production at Signal Hill & Huntington Beach. As the decade went on, production slowed, & by 1928 the Wilshire Oil Company was drilling in deep sand levels. Production levels dropped each year from then on, but by 1938 the field had yielded a total of more than 440,000,000 barrels of oil. Santa Fe Springs is the birthplace of the Shelby Cobra. In 1962 Carroll Shelby set up workshop here. Shelby had AC Cars of Surrey, England ship cars without a motor to workshop & put a 260 cubic inch V8 into the tiny, light weight British roadster & the Cobra was born. A British sports car with American hot rod power.
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Santa Maria California is a city in Santa Barbara County. It is approximately 150 miles northwest of downtown L A. It has population of around 100,000. Oil exploration began in 1888, leading to large-scale discoveries at the turn of the 20th century. In 1901, Union Oil discovered the large Orcutt Oil Field in the Solomon Hills south of town. Two years later, Union Oil had 22 wells in production. Over the next 80 years more large oil fields were found & oil development intensified in 1930s, with the discovery of the Santa Maria Valley Oil Field in 1934, which spurred the City's growth even further. By 1957 there were 1,775 oil wells in operation in the Santa Maria Valley, producing more than $640 million worth of oil.
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Van Dahl cachet fdc with nice wavy line machine cancel. Van Dahl Publishing Company of Albany was the publisher of Western Stamp Collector, the first stamp periodical in the US to publish twice weekly, starting in 1935. Al Van Dahl (1883 - 1954) was born in Holland & emigrated to th US in 1911. His FDC design of letters encircling the globe was used for numerous US stamps up to the 70's. It was also sold "blank" (unserviced) to collectors, dealers & stationers. Not only have I seen this for US covers but also for Australia, Canada, New Zealand & Norfolk Island. The latest usage I have seen is 1974.

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Santa Monica California is a beachfront city in western L A County situated on Santa Monica Bay. Santa Monica is home to executives and Hollywood celebrities amongst others and it is a mixture of affluent, single-family neighbourhoods, renters, surfers, young professionals, and students. The population is around 90,000. Due to its agreeable climate, Santa Monica had become a famed resort town by the early 20th century. The city has experienced a boom since the late 1980s through the revitalisation of its downtown core with significant job growth and increased tourism.
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Saratoga California is a city in Santa Clara County. It is located on the west side of the Santa Clara Valley, about 5 miles west of San Jose. It has a population of about 30,000. Saratoga is known for its wineries, and high-end boutiques. It is ranked number 4 in its listing of top-earning towns & the most expensive suburb in California, & the 18th richest zip code in the US.
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Seal Beach California is a city in Orange County with a population of around 25,000 & was incorporated in 1915. Seal Beach is located about 5 miles south east of Long Beach, between Long Beach & Huntington Beach. The town became a popular recreation destination & featured a beach-side amusement park long before Disneyland was founded inland.

But it wasn't just fun here as the US Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach was originally constructed during World War II for loading, unloading, & storing of ammunition for the Pacific Fleet, & especially those US Navy warships home ported in Long Beach & San Diego, California. With closure of the Concord Naval Weapons Station in Northern California, it has become the primary source of munitions for a majority of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
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Leisure World Station, Seal Beach California was developed in 1960 by Ross Cortese, the 533 acre Leisure World® Seal Beach property was the first in setting the pace for active adult living. It incorporated "Walled City Security" into his Leisure World® concept. Today, community security remains in the "top five" on the list of "Most Desirable Community Amenities". The first Seal Beach Leisure World® residents moved into their homes in June, 1962.
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Summerfield California (or is it)? I can find no definitive reference to Summerfield California. I can find Summerfield Florida & Summerfield North Carolina. The postmark of the cover is not entirely clear, but someone (wiser than me) has pencilled in California. The pencil address gives little clue either. The first word of the town appears to be "Canyon" but the second word is indecipherable. However did the postman deliver it? :?:

However in Santa Rosa (about 40 miles north of San Francisco) there is a very long road called Summerfield Road. At the northern end of that road is a post office & perhaps the area around there is known as Summerfield.
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Sunnyvale California a city in Santa Clara County & another of the major cities that make up the Silicon Valley. It has a population of about 140,000 & is about 5 miles west of San Jose. Sunnyvale is home to high tech companies (including Yahoo), aerospace/defense companies & home to Onizuka Air Force Station. The base, named for the deceased Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut Ellison Onizuka, was the primary artificial satellite control facility of the United States armed forces until 2010.
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Sunset Beach California is a Huntington Beach, beachfront community within Orange County. Established in 1905 & developed as a result of the 1920 discovery of oil in the Huntington Beach Oil Field, it was annexed by Huntington Beach in 2011. Sunset Beach & its population of about 1000 now are part of Huntington Beach. Sunset Beach is about halfway between Seal Beach & Huntington Beach.
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Surfside California is a small gated community with three rows of houses, lettered A, B, & C. & is part of the city of Seal Beach, between Seal Beach & Sunset Beach. Surfside began in 1929 as an oceanside resort community. There were originally plans to develop both sides of Pacific Coast Highway (with D & E rows of houses), but these plans never materialized. 170 people live here in 101 units.

During World War II, the U.S. Navy developed the area to the north of Surfside as an ammunition depot. A large jetty & channel were built to allow ships to dock. This development altered Surfside & its beachfront significantly. Changes in wave patterns & resulting erosion have continued to plague the community since then. Every few years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must work to replenish & rebuild the beach, dredging & refilling with millions of cubic yards of sand.
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Tujunga California is part of the twin community of Sunland-Tujunga, a community served by two post offices about 23 miles north of L A. The two post-office delivery areas are divided by Mount Gleason Avenue, with Sunland on the west & Tujunga on the east. For most of its history, the Sunland-Tujunga valley was described as either rural or semirural. Shadow Hills, a neighborhood within Sunland, is one of the few areas in Los Angeles which is zoned for horse ownership.
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Twentynine Palms California is a city in San Bernardino County about 100 miles east of L A. It has a population around 26,000. The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Centre was set up here in 1952. Located in the Mojave Desert of Southern California, the city has had some extremes of temperatures. July 17, 2005, saw the temperature reach a record 119 °F (48 °C). The record low temperature was 9 °F (−13 °C), Dec 23, 1990. Twentynine Palms was named for the 29 palm trees found there in 1852 by Col. Henry Washington . After being a rest stop for wagon travellers on the "Utah Trail" (after Mormon discoverers) the town was established in the 1920s. It was not quite what I expected from the name!! :)
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Universal City California is a community in the San Fernando Valley region of L A County, that encompasses the 415-acre property of Universal Studios, one of the six major film studios in the US. Located inside area of Universal City is the theme park for Universal Studios Hollywood; the Universal CityWalk shopping and entertainment centre; the Gibson Amphitheatre; and Universal's studios, sets and backlots. It is about 10 miles north of L A.
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Upper Lake California (formerly, Upper Clear Lake and Upperlake) is in Lake County & is located 100 miles north west of Sacramento with a population of about 1,000. The settlement began in 1856, when William B. Elliott opened a blacksmith's shop. The Upper Clear Lake post office opened in 1871, changed its name to Upper Lake in 1875, to Upperlake in 1905, and then back to Upper Lake in 1906.
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Vandenberg Air Force Base is a U S Air Force Base, about 90 miles north west of L A. It is under the jurisdiction of the 30th Space Wing, Air Force Space Command (AFSC). It is a Dept of Defense space and missile testing base, with a mission of placing satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast. Wing personnel also support the Service's LGM-30G Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Force Development Evaluation program. The base is named in honor of former Air Force Chief of Staff General Hoyt S. Vandenberg.
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Clyde J Sarzin cachet fdc with nice wavy line machine cancel. Clyde J Sarzin of Long Island New York. He was a prolilfic fdc & souvenir cover producer. Not only have I seen US covers done by him but also UK, France & Italy. His cachets are nearly always a stick on cachet & like the one above, usually a metallic cachet (note his insignia in the bottom right). Although he died in 1986, his cover business continued under the control of his daughter. This cachet design comes in Gold & Black & Silver & Black.
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Van Nuys California is a district in the San Fernando Valley region of the City of L A. The town of Van Nuys began in 1911, named after Isaac Van Nuys, a Dutchman and a participant in a ranching enterprise called the San Fernando Homestead Association. Van Nuys is home to about 100,000 people; the main thoroughfare, Van Nuys Boulevard, is noted for its car dealerships, its "Auto Row".
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Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Station California. Sherman Oaks is a small district (8 sq miles) in the San Fernando Valley, adjacent to Van Nuys. The area is relatively urbanized, with commercial skyscrapers along Ventura Boulevard. Residential densities are highly mixed, with apartment and condominium neighborhoods alongside single-story residential ones. Sherman Oaks was one of the first Valley communities to experience intensive real estate development. Anticipating the development of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, 47,500 acres was purchaed in 1910. From that parcel, General Moses Hazeltine Sherman, bought 1,000 acres & in 1927, Sherman subdivided the property. About 53,000 people live here.
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An interesting creation here. Hand drawn cachet with 5c flag stamp has been cancelled with large North Hollywood cds on JFK's date of death, Nov 22, 1963 (just made it at 11.30 pm - was the Post Office open then?) It was cancelled again on Nov 25, 1963 which was the date of JFK's funeral (& also date of JFK jnr's 3rd birthday). The 5c JFK, 3c Abe Lincoln & 3c Honouring Those Who Served were added & cancelled with Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Station magenta cds hand canceller.
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Ventura California (officially the City of San Buenaventura) is in Ventura County, incorporated in 1866. The population is around 106,000 & is on the west coast between Santa Barbara & Santa Monica.

Father Junípero Serra founded Mission San Buenaventura in 1782 forming the basis of what would become the city. The mission was named for St. Bonaventure, a 13th Century Franciscan saint. Not easily accessible, Ventura was not a target of immigrants, and as such, remained quiet and rural for most of the 19th century. However the Union Oil Company was organized & the large Ventura Oil Field was first drilled in 1919 and at its peak produced 90,000 barrels per day. Located between the Ventura River and the Santa Clara River, the land was so fertile that citrus grew better here than anywhere else in the state. The citrus farmers formed Sunkist Growers Inc, the world's largest organization of citrus production.
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Watsonville California is in Santa Cruz County about 10 miles south east of Santa Cruz. The population is about 52,000 & the economy centres on the farming industry. It is known for growing strawberries, apples, lettuce and a host of other vegetables. Watsonville is home to people of varied ethnic backgrounds. There is a large Hispanic population, a group of Croats, Portuguese, Filipino, Caucasian, and Japanese population that live and work in the city.
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