Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Darryl Manzer at Firehouse, PCO Hill
Pico Canyon


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Mentryville resident Darryl Manzer, age 11 or 12 (b. Jan. 14, 1950), holding a sucker rod and standing next to the "firehouse" below PCO Hill, on the left (south) side of the road, roughly opposite the famous CSO No. 4 oil well.

A sucker rod is the steel rod that goes down an oil well, connecting the surface pump with the down-hole components.

Photo late 1961 or January 1962 by Richard "Gus" Trueblood for a story by A.B. Perkins.

Further reading:

Pico Canyon / Mentryville Index

The Pico Ghost Camp by Arthur B. Perkins, 1962.

The Only Kid in Mentryville by Darryl Manzer, 1997.

Perspectives Shape Memories of Mentryville by Darryl Manzer, 2013.


AP2016: 9600 dpi jpeg from copy print | Same as AP2003
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CSO Jackline Plant

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PCO Jackline Plant Remnants

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Darryl Manzer at Field Office ~1961

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