Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

NEWHALL: A History and Description of Newhall, California

Webmaster's note: The first comprehensive history of the Santa Clarita Valley was compiled in 1940 by Mary F. Brunner, the Newhall Branch Librarian, with assistance from Lois Goddard and Catherine Greening. They assembled a massive text in six volumes, primarily consisting of information provided directly by the various agencies and instutions that were the subject of the history. The reader should be aware that "Newhall" in the title refers either to the entire SCV or to the jurisdiction of the branch library, which was the same thing. The term, "Santa Clarita Valley," hadn't yet been invented. Watch for this index to expand as we digitize additional subsections.

Volume I: History, Description, Transportation.

Volume II: Schools, Churches, Institutions, Clubs, Organizations.

• Newhall School District Organization & Earliest Teachers

• Newhall Elementary School

• Newhall Elementary School Bus System

• S.D. Dill's High School Bus Contract, 1924-25.

• Newhall Community Hospital, Est. 1922.

• Dr. Sarah L. Murray's Newhall Emergency Hospital, Est. 1930.

• Ambulance Service

• Office of Dentistry

• Wildwood Sanatorium (TB), Happy Valley-Newhall

• Newhall-Saugus Kiwanis Club

• Masonic Club

Volume III: Mining, Industry, Agriculture.

• Monogram Ranch: Description & Filmography for 1939

• Motion Pictures Shot at Monogram Ranch, 1940 From Brunner's 1940 History.

Volume IV: Politics, Government.

• Saugus-Newhall Airport (Newhall Intermediate Field)

• Newhall Post Office

• Department of Forester & Firewarden [L.A. County Fire Dept. predecessor]

Volume V: Public Works, Public Utilities.

Volume VI: St. Francis Dam Disaster.

• St. Francis Dam Disaster

• Memories of St. Francis Dam Disaster

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