When Sunland Was Still Roscoe – History

Roscoe Postcard 1938

Neighborhoods changing their names isn’t new. Here’s a bit of history about Roscoe the neighborhood and Roscoe the Blvd.


Most Valley residents recognize the name Roscoe related the Boulevard that crosses the entire area. Originally, the street was a plowed line designating the north and south parts of the Valley. Roscoe was the name of present day community of Sun Valley from 1898 until 1948. Originally the town was called Roberts for a local general store. The name Roscoe was dropped due its use as a racist slur.

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