Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures
Description of Frequently Cited Resources on

Aircraft Wrecks.

Macha, Gary Patric, and Don Jordan. "Aircraft Wrecks in the Mountains and Deserts of California 1909-2002 Third Edition." Lake Forest, Calif.: Info Net Publishing 2002.

Aircraft Wrecks L.A.

Macha, Gary Patric. "Historic Aircraft Wrecks of Los Angeles County." Charleston, S.C.: The History Press 2014.

Akins & Bauer 2021.

Akins, Damon B., and William J. Bauer Jr. "We Are the Land: A History of Native California." Oakland: University of California Press 2021.

Balio 1993.

Balio, Tino. "Grand Design: Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise, 1930-1939." Volume 5 of "History of the American Cinema" (Charles Harpole, General Editor). Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993; First paperback printing 1995.


Bancroft, Hubert H. "The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft." Vol. 35: California Inter Pocula. San Francisco: The History Company, 1888.

Barry 1940.

Barry, Iris. "D.W. Griffith, American Film Master." New York: Museum of Modern Art 1940 (Facsimile edition 2002).


Wallace, General Lew. "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ." New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers. The Player's Edition 1908.

Bender 2013.

Bender, Henry E. Jr. "Southern Pacific Lines: Standard-Design Depots." Wilton, Calif.: Signature Press 2013.

Benson 1997.

Benson, Arlene. "The Noontide Sun: The Field Journals of the Reverend Stephen Bowers, Pioneer California Archaeologist." Menlo Park: Ballena Press 1997.

Birchard 1993.

Birchard, Robert S. "King Cowboy: Tom Mix and the Movies." Burbank, Calif.: Riverwood Press 1993.

Bitzer 1973.

Bitzer, G.W. "Billy Bitzer: His Story." New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1973.

Blackburn & Hudson 1990.

Blackburn, Thomas C., and Travis Hudson. "Time's Flotsam: Overseas Collections of California Indian Material Culture." Menlo Park: Ballena Press 1990.

Boeing 247 Book.

Van der Linden, F. Robert. "The Boeing 247: The First Modern Airliner." Seattle: University of Washington Press 1991. Published for the National Air and Space Museum; draws information from Boeing company files.

Boessenecker 2010.

Boessenecker, John. "Bandido: The Life and Times of Tiburcio Vasquez." Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press 2010.

Bonnie Ketterl Kane.

Kane, Bonnie Ketterl. "A View from the Ridge Route."

Vol. 1: The First People. Frazier Park, Calif.: Bonnie's Books 2001.

Vol. 2: The Fort Tejon Era. Frazier Park, Calif.: Bonnie's Books 2002.

Vol. 3: The Ranchos. Frazier Park, Calif.: Bonnie's Books 2005.

Vol. 4: The Resources. Frazier Park, Calif.: Bonnie's Books 2008.

Bonsal 1912.

Bonsal, Stephen. "Edward Fitzgerald Beale: A Pioneer in the Path of Empire." New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons 1912.

Boston 2009.

Boston, John, and the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society. "Santa Clarita Valley" (Images of America series). Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing 2009.

Bowser 1990.

Bowser, Eileen. "The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915." Volume 2 of "History of the American Cinema" (Charles Harpole, General Editor). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1990.

Boyer 2005.

Boyer III, Carl. "Santa Clarita: The Formation and Organization of the Largest Newly Incorporated City in the History of Humankind." Santa Clarita: Carl Boyer 3rd, 2005.

Boynton 1973.

Boynton, James E. "The 4-10-2: Three Barrels of Steam." Felton, Calif.: Glenwood Publishers 1973. Read chapter 2 about the 1929 Saugus train robbery here.

Brunner's 1940 History.

Brunner, Mary F., with Lois Goddard and Catherine Greening. "Newhall: A History and Description of Newhall, California." Unpublished manuscript in 6 volumes, 1940. Brunner was Los Angeles County's Newhall branch librarian. Hers was the first known effort to compile a comprehensive history of the Santa Clarita Valley.

Butterfields 2000.

"Fine Arms & Western Americana Featuring the Estate of Montie Montana, February 28 & 29, 2000, in San Francisco." San Francisco: Butterfield & Butterfield Auctioneers Corp., 2000.

Canutt 1980.

Canutt, Yakima. "Stunt Man: The Autobiography of Yakima Canutt." London: Robson Books Ltd., 1980.

Cauthen & Signor 2019.

Cauthen, Jeffrey Alan, and John R. Signor with Donald M. Munger. "Southern Pacific Painting and Lettering Guide: A Guide to Paint and Lettering Used on Southern Pacific Locomotives and Passenger Cars from 1913 to 1996." Upland, Calif.: Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society, 2019.

Colwell 2017.

Colwell, Chip. "Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America's Culture." Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. [crib notes]

Cook 1962.

Cook, Sherburne F. "Expeditions to the Interior of California Central Valley, 1820-1840." University of California Anthropo­logical Records, Volume 20, No. 5, pp. 151-214 | February 1, 1962.

Davis 2003.

Davis, Ronald L. "William S. Hart: Projecting the American West." Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press 2003.

Diebert & Strapac 1987.

Diebert, Timothy S., and Joseph A. Strapac. "Southern Pacific Company Steam Locomotive Compendium." Huntington Beach, Calif.: Shade Tree Books 1987.

Early California Oil.

Franks, Kenny A., and Paul F. Lambert. "Early California Oil: A Photographic History, 1865-1940." College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press 1985.

Elsasser & Heizer 1963.

Elsasser, Albert B., and Robert F. Heizer. "The Archaeology of Bowers Cave, Los Angeles County, California." Berkeley: University of California Archaeological Survey Reports 59:1-59, 1963. Follow link to read online.

Eyman 2014.

Eyman, Scott. "John Wayne: The Life and Legend." New York: Simon & Schuster 2014.

Flagg 1925.

Flagg, James Montgomery. "Boulevards All the Way — Maybe!" New York: George H. Doran Company 1925. Flagg chronicles his 1924 trip out West to visit William S. Hart.

Flagg 1946.

Flagg, James Montgomery. "Roses and Buckshot." New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons 1946. His autobiography.

Formative Years of the Far West.

White, Gerald T. "Formative Years of the Far West: A History of Standard Oil Company of California and Predecessors Through 1919." New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts 1962.

Frickstad 1955.

Frickstad, Walter N. "A Century of California Post Offices, 1848 to 1954." Oakland: Pacific Rotaprinting Company 1955. Addendum by Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, March 1958.

Gordon 2013.

Gordon, Mary Louise Contini. "TIQ SLO'W: The Making of a Modern Day Chief." Tucson, Ariz.: Amethyst Moon Publishing 2013.

Mrs. D.W. Griffith 1925.

Griffith, Mrs. D.W. (Linda Arvidson). "When the Movies Were Young." New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1925; Dover Publications 1969. [crib notes]

Harrington 1942.

Harrington, John P. "Culture Element Distributions: XIX, Central California Coast." University of California Archaeological Records, Vol. 7, No. 1, March 6, 1942.

Harrison Scott 2002.

Scott, Harrison Irving. "Ridge Route: The Road That United California." Torrance, Calif.: Harrison Irving Scott 2002. Second Printing 2003.

Harrison Scott 2007.

Scott, Harrison Irving. "Lost Hotels on California's HIstoric Ridge Route." Torrance, Calif.: Harrison Irving Scott, Ridge Route Inc. First Printing 2008.

Harry Carey Jr.

Carey, Harry Jr. "Company of Heroes: My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Company." Lanham, Md.: Madison Books, 1996 (©1994 Harry Carey Jr.).

Hart 1929.

Hart, William S. "My Life East and West." Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1929.

Hedren 2016.

Hedren, Tippi, with Lindsay Harrison. "Tippi." New York: William Morrow (HarperCollins Publishers), 2016.

Henshaw 1887.

Henshaw, Henry W. "Perforated Stones from California." Washington, D.C. (Smithsonian Institution): Government Printing Office, 1887.

Heizer 1972.

Heizer, Robert F. "The Eighteen Unratified Treaties of 1851-1852 Between the California Indians and the United States Government." Berkeley: University of California Department of Athropology, Archaeological Research Facility, 1972.

Heizer 1974.

Heizer, Robert F. "The Destruction of California Indians." Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Inc., 1972.

Heizer 1990.

Heizer, Robert F. editor. "Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 8: California." Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1990.

Hufsmith 1993.

Hufsmith, George W. "The Wyoming Lynching of Cattle Kate, 1889." Glendo, Wyo.: High Plains Press, 1993.

Hughes 1989.

Hughes, Edan Milton. "Artists in California 1786-1940." San Francisco: Hughes Publishing Company. Second Edition 1989.

Hundley & Jackson 2015.

Hundley, Norris Jr., and Donald C. Jackson. "Heavy Ground: William Mulholland and the St. Francis Dam Disaster." Oakland, Calif.: University of California Press 2015.

Hungerford 1959.

Hungerford, John B. "Cab-In-Front: The Half-Century Story of an Unconventional Locomotive." Reseda, Calif.: Hungerford Press 1959.


When used in the context of archaeology or native American ethnolinguistic groups, this refers to John R. Johnson, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Writings, video recordings or personal communication.


Kappen, Charles V. "California Tokens." El Cajon, Calif.: The Token and Medal Society Inc. (TAMS) 1976.

King 1974.

___ "Archaeological Report Related to the Interpretation of Archaeological Resources Present at Vasquez Rocks County Park" by Chester D. King with Charles Smith and Tom King. Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, January 1, 1974.

Koszarski 1980.

Koszarski, Diane Kaiser. "The Complete Films of William S. Hart: A Pictorial Record." New York: Dover Publications Inc. 1980.

Koszarski 1990.

Koszarski, Richard. "An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928." Volume 3 of "History of the American Cinema" (Charles Harpole, General Editor). Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990; First paperback printing 1994.

Kroeber 1925.

Kroeber, A.L. (Alfred Louis). "Handbook of the Indians of California." Washington, D.C.: Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin No. 78, 1925.

Lahue 1971.

Lahue, Kalton C. "Dreams for Sale: The Rise and Fall of the Triangle Film Corporation." South Brunswick and New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, 1971.

Latta 1976.

Latta, Frank F. "Saga of Rancho El Tejon." Santa Cruz: Bear State Books 1976. Based on interviews conducted by the author, the entire work is the reminiscences of José Jesús López and is told in López's voice.

Likes-Day 1975.

Likes, Robert C., and Glenn R. Day. "From This Mountain - Cerro Gordo." Bishop, Calif.: Chalfant Press Inc., 1975.

Lopez 1974.

Lopez, Robert. "The Prehistory of the Lower Portion of the Piru Creek Drainage Basin, Ventura County, California." Northridge: California State University, January 1974.

Mason 1904.

Mason, Otis Tufton. "American Indian Basketry." New York: Dover Publications Inc. unabridged 1988 republication of original Doubleday, Page & Co. edition published in 1904 as "Indian Basketry: Studies in a Textile Art Without Machinery."

Maggi Perkins 2010.

Perkins, Maggi. "Newhall" (Images of America series). Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing 2010. Maggi is the granddaughter of SCV Historian A.B. Perkins and inherited much of his collection and original notes.

Maggi Perkins 2011.

Perkins, Maggi. "The Oak of the Golden Dream: The Legend and the History." Self-published booklet, 2011. Maggi is the granddaughter of SCV Historian A.B. Perkins and inherited much of his collection and original notes.

Mathes & Brigandi 2018.

Mathes, Valerie Sherer, and Phil Brigandi. "Reservations, Removal and Reform: The Mission Indian Agents of Southern California, 1878-1903." Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018. [crib notes]

McCawley 1996.

McCawley, William. "The First Angelinos: The Gabrielino Indians of Los Angeles." Banning: Malki Museum Press/Ballena Press 1996.

Meryl Adams.

Adams, Meryl. "Heritage Happenings: Our Pioneers in Acton, Agua Dulce, Antelope Valley and Elsewhere, U.S.A." Santa Barbara: Kimberly Press Inc. (©Meryl Adams) 1988.

Montana 1993.

Montana, Montie. "Not Without My Horse: The Autobiography of the West's Living Legend." Agua Dulce, Calif.: Double M Company 1993.

Nadeau 1950.

Nadeau, Remi. "The Water Seekers." Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1950.


Newmark, Harris. "Sixty Years in Southern California, 1853-1913," Second Edition. New York: The Knickerbocker Press 1926. Read our commentary about this work.

Nichols 2002.

Nichols, John. "Images of America: St. Francis Dam Disaster." Chicago: Arcadia Publishing 2002. Order this book here.

Osmer & Pherigo 2001.

Osmer, Harold, and Lyn Pherigo. "Saugus Speedway Scrapbook: Later Years, 1979-1995." Chatsworth, Calif.: Harold Osmer Publishing 2001.

Outland 1977.

Outland, Charles F. "Man-Made Disaster: The Story of St. Francis Dam." Glendale, Calif.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, Revised Second Edition 1977.

Patera 1994.

Patera, Alan H. "California Postmaster Compensation." Lake Grove, Ore.: Western Places 1994.

Pendleton Round-Up at 100.

Bales, Michael, and Ann Terry Hill. "Pendleton Round-Up at 100: Oregon's Legendary Rodeo." Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press 2009, Updated 2010.


Any of the writings of Santa Clarita Valley historian Arthur Buckingham "A.B." Perkins (1891-1977), many of which can be found here.


Any of the writings of (or video interviews with) Santa Clarita Valley historian Gerald G. "Jerry" Reynolds (1937-1996), many of which can be found here.

Reynolds 1985.

Reynolds, Gerald G. "Pico Canyon Chronicles." Newhall, Calif.: Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society 1985.

Reynolds 1992.

Reynolds, Gerald G. "Santa Clarita: Valley of the Golden Dream." World of Communications/Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce 1992.

Robertson 1998.

Robertson, Donald B. "Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History, Vol. 4: California." Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Press 1998.

Robinson 1973.

Robinson, John W. "Mines of the San Gabriels." Glendale, Calif.: La Siesta Press 1973.

Robinson 1977.

Robinson, John W. "The San Gabriels: Southern California Mountain Country." San Marino, Calif.: Golden West Books 1977.

Rolle 1991.

Rolle, Andrew. "Henry Mayo Newhall and His Times: A California Legacy." San Marino, Calif.: Huntington Library 1991.

Ruth Newhall 1992.

Newhall, Ruth. "A California Legend: The Newhall Land and Farming Company." [Valencia, Calif.]: The Newhall Land and Farming Company 1992.

Salley 1977.

Salley, Harold E. "History of California Post Offices, 1849-1976." La Mesa, Calif: H.E. Salley 1977.

Salvator 1878.

Salvator, Archduke Ludwig Louis. "Los Angeles in the Sunny Seventies: A Flower From the Golden Land." Los Angeles: Jake Zeitlin 1929, a limited edition of 900 reproduced from the original published in Prague in 1878.

Sanders 2013.

Sanders, Kirby. "The Butterfield Overland Mail Route Through Southern California, 1858-1861." (Houston): Kirby Sanders, April 2013.

Schneider 2011.

Schneider, Jerry L. "Western Movie Making Locations, Vol. 1: Southern California." California: Corriganville Press, June 2011.

Schneider Vol. 4 (2015).

Schneider, Jerry L. "Western Filming Locations, Book 4: Los Angeles County." California: CP Books, November 2015.

Scorza & Wright 1876-1926.

Scorza, Philip, and Frank Wright. "Santa Clarita Valley: A Pictorial History, 1876-1926." [Santa Clarita]: Sierra Vista Publishing 2000.

Scorza & Wright 1926-1976.

Scorza, Philip, and Frank Wright. "Santa Clarita Valley: A Pictorial History, 1926-1976." [Santa Clarita]: Sierra Vista Publishing 2000.

Serpico 2000.

Serpico, Phil. "Railroading through the Antelope Valley." Palmdale, Calif.: Omni Publications, 2000.


Shankland, Robert. "Steve Mather of the National Parks." New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1951.

Shanks and Shanks 2010.

Shanks, Ralph, and Lisa Woo Shanks, Editor. "California Indian Baskets: San Diego to Santa Barbara and Beyond to the San Joaquin Valley, Mountains and Deserts." Seattle: University of Washington Press 2010. (Note: Funded by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and the San Manuel and Barona Bands of Mission Indians. Tataviam chapter read by Dr. John Johnson of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.)

Shearer 1884.

Shearer, Frederick E., Editor. "The Pacific Tourist: Adams & Bishop's Illustrated Trans-Continental Guide of Travel, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean; A Complete Traveler's Guide of the Union and Central Pacific Railroads..." New York: Adams & Bishop, Publishers, 1884.

Shields 2013.

Shields, David S. "Still: American Silent Motion Picture Photography." Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Simmons & Turley 2007.

Simmons, Marc, and Frank Turley. "Southwestern Colonial Ironwork: The Spanish Blacksmithing Tradition." Santa Fe, N.M.: Sunstone Press 2007.

Sutton & Arkush 1996.

Sutton, Mark Q., and Brooke S. Arkush. "Archaeological Laboratory Methods: An Introduction." Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. 1996 (5th Ed. 2009).

Teague 1944.

Teague, Charles C. "Fifty Years a Rancher: The Recollections of half a Century Devoted to the Citrus and Walnut Industries of California and to Furthering the Cooperative Movement in Agriculture." (Ventura County, Calif.): Charlies Collins Teague 1944.

Thompson 1983.

Thompson, Gerald. "Edward F. Beale & The American West." Albuquerque, N.M.: University of New Mexico Press 1983.

Thompson & West 1880.

Thompson, Thomas H., and Albert Augustus West. "History of Los Angeles County, California, With Illustrations." Oakland: Pacific Press Printing and Publishing House, 1880. Reproduction by Howell-North, Berkeley, 1959.

Triem 1985 (2nd Ed. 1990).

Triem, Judith P. "Ventura County: Land of Good Fortune." Windsor Publications 1985; Second Edition: San Luis Obispo, Calif.: EZ Nature Books 1990.

Tuska 1982.

Tuska, Jon. "The Vanishing Legion: A History of Mascot Pictures 1927-1935." Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company Inc., 1982.

Van Valkenburgh 1952.

Van Valkenburgh, Richard F. "We Found the Lost Indian Cave of the San Martins." Desert magazine Vol. 15 No. 1, January 1952. Follow link to read online.

Westing 1966.

Westing, Fred. "The Locomotives That Baldwin Built." New York: Bonanza Books 1996.

Whitley 1996.

Whitley, David S., Ph.D. "A Guide to Rock Art Sites, Southern California and Southern Nevada." Missoula, Mont.: Mountain Press Publishing Co. 1996.

Wilkman 2016.

Wilkman, Jon. "Floodpath: The Deadliest Man-Made Disaster of 20th-Century America and the Making of Modern Los Angeles." New York: Bloomsbury Press 2016.

Yenne 1985.

Yenne, Bill. "The History of the Southern Pacific." Greenwich, Connecticut: Brompton Books Corp., 1985. Republished 1996 by Smithmark Publishers Inc., New York.

Youle 1926.

Youle, William E. "Sixty-Three Years in the Oil Fields." Los Angeles: Fuller Printing Co.

Zigmond 1980.

Zigmond, Maurice L., Ph.D. "Kawaiisu Mythology: An Oral Tradition of South-Central California." Menlo Park.: Ballena Press 1980.

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