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Railroad Avenue Panorama
Newhall, California

Saloons and general stores dominated Newhall's Main Street, alternately known as "Railroad Avenue" or "San Fernando Road" (not to be confused with the modern-day San Fernando Road) in the 1890s. By this time, George Campton's general store, which housed the Newhall Post Office, had been remodeled. Campton now had competion from James M. Gulley, whose general store is seen at left. Gulley's store was previouly owned by Joshua O. Newhall, a cousin of town founder Henry Mayo Newhall.

Next to Gulley's store is the home of the Judge John F. Powell family. Powell was appointed justice of the Soledad Judicial District in 1875 and served on the bench for almost forty years. A few doors down is the "Palace Saloon," owned by Mike Powell (J.F.'s brother); then Campton's store; and finally the Derrick Saloon — a favorite of Pico Canyon's oil drillers — at the end of the block. In the background, left of center, is the second Newhall School, which was built in 1890 after the original school burned down.


AP0112: jpeg from copy print
RAILROAD AVENUE

See Also:
• Campton's Store
• Gulley-Swall Store
• Powell Home
• Southern Hotel


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New Townsite 1878

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Newhall ~1879

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Description 9-26-1882

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1887

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1890-1891

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1890s

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~1900

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Hanging Tree

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~1910

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~1910s

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1911-1912

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Early 1910s

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FILM: Broken Ways 1913

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1916

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Redevelopment Starts 1997

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