Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Bouquet Canyon
also Texas Canyon; Hughes, Elizabeth and Munz Lakes; Leona Valley

The Fiery Dragon of Elizabeth Lake Los Angeles Times 8-1-1886.

L.A. Times Traces Great Meteor of Aug. 7, 1901, to Deadman's Canyon Los Angeles Times 9-1-1901.

Saugus Division Aqueduct Workers Angered by Pay Cut, Spoiled Food • News reports, 1909.

Juan Batista Suraco, Bouquet Canyon Rancher, d. 1915 • Death certificate, 7-22-1915

Lake Hughes Brush Fire, August 1951

US5101 - Brush Fire, Munz Resort Area, 8-26-1951.

LW2960 - Fire Burns in Hills Above Lake Hughes, Late August 1951.

Investigation of Earthquake Safety of Bouquet Canyon Dam • CalTech, September 1964 (.pdf)

3,500-acre Blaze Destroys World's Largest Live Oak Tree; Arson Suspected • September 1964

About Lake Elizabeth, Lake Hughes & Munz Lake • LARWQCB 2007

Trash Total Maximum Daily Load for Elizabeth, Hughes & Munz Lakes • LARWQCB 2007 (.pdf)

Lombardi Ranch Pumpkin Festival History & Original Music Video • 2012-2013

LARC Ranch Story By Kathleen Sturkey


GR0803 - Ruiz-Suraco Adobe, ~1870.

GR0801 - Ruiz-Suraco Adobe, 1898.

GR0802 - The Suraco Family, ~1900.

PL&P Elizabeth Lake Switching Station

LW2701 - Pacific Light and Power Co. (Later Edison) Switching Station with Operator's Cottage, Elizabeth Lake. 2 Views, May 1911.

LW2700 - Pacific Light and Power Co. (Later Edison) Switching Station, Elizabeth Lake. 2 Views, 12-13-1916.

BG1101 - Pacific Light and Power Co. (Later Edison) Switching Station, Elizabeth Lake. 15 Views, October 2011.

US3001 - Ruiz-Suraco Adobe, 2 Views, ~1930.

AU3501 - Ruiz-Suraco Adobe Ruins, 2 Views, 1935.

GR0800 - Ruiz-Suraco Adobe Ruins, ~1940.

LW2419 - Elizabeth Tunnel Construction (L.A. Aqueduct), 1910.

LW2118 - Map: Auto Road, San Fernando to Caswell's via Bouquet Canyon, 1920s.

LW2118d - Map Detail: Location of New Era School in Bouquet Canyon, 1920s.

LW2942 - LaSalle Touring Car in Bouquet Canyon ~1928.

LW2471 - Lake Hughes Trading Post (The Rock Inn), 2 Views, 1930s.

LW2823 - Lake Hughes Trading Post (The Rock Inn), ~Late 1940s.

Bouquet Dam & Reservoir

AL2063 - Bouquet Canyon Dam Replaces The St. Francis, 8-24-1933.

LA3401 - Bouquet Dam & Reservoir Under Construction, 4 Views, 1933-1934.

DI3401 - Officials Raise Spillway Gate to Fill Bouquet Canyon Reservoir, 3-28-1934.

DI4002 - Bouquet Reservoir, ~1937.

LP3301 - Bouquet Reservoir, 1930s.

DI4003 - Bouquet Reservoir at Sunset, 1940.

LW2492 - Boating on Lake Hughes, Real Photo Postcard, ca. 1940s.

DI4004 - Boating on Lake Hughes, Real Photo Postcard, ca. 1940s.

LW2947 - Camping at Lake Hughes, Real Photo Postcard, 1947.

LW2374 - Lake Hughes (Clarence Austin) Monument, ca. 1940s.

HS9012 - Menu from Locust Tree Grill at Munz Lakes Resort, ca. 1940s.

JN4701 - Sorting Potatoes in Bouquet Canyon, 1947.

LW2490 - Herman Benz Family, 8-5-1950.

LW2641 - Spring Valley Ranch Resort, Lake Hughes, Postcard 1950s.

LW2469 - Canyon Meadows American Baptist Conference Center, 3 Views, ~1970s.

LW2981 - Blue Cloud Chinchilla Dust Mine.

LW2728 - Silver King Mine, Texas Canyon. Multiple Views, 3-23-2013.

LW2382 - Powerhouse Fire, May-June 2013. 105 Views.

LW2375 - Monument to Clarence Austin, Lake Hughes Founder-Developer. 2 Views, 8-25-2013.

LW2477 - The Rock Inn. 23 Views, 8-25-2013.

LW2507 - White Volcanic Tuff in Bouquet Canyon, 10-20-2013.

SR1302 - Preston Foster's Los Robles Ranch, Bouquet Canyon Road, 11-13-2013.

LW2704 - Blue Cloud Movie Ranch: Katherine Heigl in "State of Affairs," NBC 2014.

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