Many people new to the area or unfamiliar with its history might not realize that the Amelia Earhart statue in is not just a tribute to one of aviation's greatest heros, but also to a local hero.
Earhart for about the last decade of her life in a Spanish colonial-style home on Valley Spring Lane. It was in the backyard of this home that she is believed to have planned her fateful final flight, which was an attempt to circumvent the globe. She on July 2, 1937.
The narration in the attached video was produced from a story written by Guy Weddington-McCreary, and is being used here with his permission. The story was originally published in 1989 in the Universal City-North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Business report and has been altered and edited slightly to fit the time frame of the video.
Go to this story to learn more about Guy Weddington-McCreary and his family's long connection to the North Hollywood area:
There are other tributes to Earhart around North Hollywood, most notably and at the .