Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Canyon Country


ALSO SEE Soledad Canyon

Tom Mitchell of the Soledad • Book by Richard F. Mitchell, 2002.

Tales of Lang and Soledad by A.B. Perkins • The Signal, March 1961

Story of the Sulphur Springs School by Leon Worden • The Signal, 3-5-1997

Thomas F. Mitchell, Soledad Canyon Pioneer and – Killer? by Alan Pollack, 11-2013.

Tick Canyon Camel & Ancient Horse Teeth: Tertiary Mammalian Fauna from the Mint Canyon Formation • John H. Maxson, Master's Thesis, CalTech, 1928.

Wade Albert Horton, Wealthy Mint Canyon Rancher, Slain in Botched Home-Invasion Robbery News reports, 1930-1932.

Alfred L. Clark's Solemint Store by Harriett Farnsworth, June 1945

So-Called Canyon Country Well Worth Tourist's Time Van Nuys News, 12-31-1963

Solemint Junction: A Happening Place to Be by Jo Ellen Rismanchi, July 2001

Solemint's Early Neighbors: Memories of Mary Warmuth Sathre and Friends by Jo Ellen Rismanchi, August 2001

Mint Canyon From 1947 to 1993 as I Recall It. by Butch Watkins, November 1997

Vintage Warplane Crashes Into Mint Canyon Mobile Home, Killing Pilot • 11-2-2003.

Video: Historical Evolution of Canyon Country and Surrounding Areas, 2007 • COC/SCVHS 2007.

SC1203 - Lost Canyon Bridge Widening: Design Contract, 2012.

All About Earl Schmidt: Rancher, Airport Owner, Civic Leader (1906-1979) by Cassandra Skaggs, 5-4-2017

TV1801 - Video: Canyon Country Community Center Site Clearance (Demolition) 3-20-2018.

COC Canyon Country Campus

Video - First Buildings Erected at COC's Canyon Country Campus, 7-11-2007.

Canyon High School


BB7000 - Yearbook Cover, 1970.

BB7001 - Howard & Phil's Ad in Canyon High School Yearbook, 1970.


BB7401 - Canyon High School in the Snow, 1-4-1974.


GT8601 - Canyon High School & Environs. 2 Aerial Views, 1-18-1986.

CHS50 - Canyon High School 50th Anniversary, 9-4-2018: Video, Program, 1968 & 2018 Faculty Lists.

Bowman High School

1983 Bowman High School Students' Creative Writing Anthology, Spring 1995.

Video: Bowman High School Celebrates 50th Anniversary, 3-19-2019.

Sierra Vista Junior High

OX6401 - Brand-New Sierra Vista Junior High School, 1964 (4 Views).

GZ0501 - Sierra Vista Junior High School Graduation, 6-15-1973 (3 Views).

HB8601 - Video: Sierra Vista JHS Band Marches in 1986 Frontier Days Parade.

Video: Sierra Vista Dedicates Measure SA-Funded Shipping Container Classroom Buildings by GrowthPoint, 3-28-2019.

  Sand Canyon

GS5801 - Fossilized Whale Rib Bones, Sand Canyon, Collected ~1958.

LW2595 - Marine Fossils, Sand Canyon, Collected 4-1-2014.

DB4801 - Charlie Dillenbeck Sr. on the Crocker Ranch in Sand Canyon, 2 Views, 1940s.

AP0825 - Dedication of Army (Nike Base) Housing in Sand Canyon, 2-24-1959.

JO6001 - View of Sand Canyon, 8-10-1960.

JO5101 - Garrett's Circle G Ranch in Sand Canyon (Multiple Views), 1940-63.

DB6301 - Antelope Valley Freeway Opening at Sand Canyon (First Section), 8-23-1963.

DB6901 - Film: Santa Clara River Flooding, February 1969?

GT8703 - Gillibrand Titanium Mine: From Site Tour (1987) to Federal Approval (1991): Photo Gallery, News Reports.

Space Ordnance Systems Cleanup (1984-1989 ff.)

Sand Canyon Plaza

Sand Canyon Plaza: 15 Years in the Making • By Halie Cook, SCVNews, 1-23-2015.

Sable Ranch/Rancho Maria

LW3250 - "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" on Location in Sand Canyon, Publicity Photo, 1993.

LW3285 - Lobby Card: Cary Elwes, Amy Yasbeck in "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," Sand Canyon, 1993.

LW3286 - Lobby Card: Cary Elwes, Eric Allan Kramer in "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," Sand Canyon, 1993.

New Home Communities

HB6101 - North Oaks: Newest Master-Planned Community, Sales Brochure, n.d. (1961).

HB1814 - Drycliff Estates: Floor Plans, 1979.

HB1810 - Canyon Village (Phase 3): New Home Brochure & Floor Plans, 1981.

Vista Canyon Ranch (Lost Canyon) Environmental Documents

Specific Plan (Ref: Mitchell Homestead, Mitchell Cemetery, etc.), 4-8-2011 — Download 245MB .pdf

Staff Notes, Appendix A1 (Ref: Mitchell Homestead, Mitchell Cemetery, etc.), 10-19-2010 — Download 303KB .pdf

Revisions to EIR (Ref: Mitchell Homestead & Cemetery, Archaeological site, etc.), 4-11-2011— Download 24MB .pdf

Skyline Ranch

EIR Addendum • December 2016.

Approval Package • 12-20-2016.

HB1804 - Photo Gallery: Superbloom at Future Skyline Ranch, May 2017.

Photos & Video

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JM4901 - Partial List of Sulphur Springs School Pupils, 1886-1915.

LW2421 - Owens Valley Pipeline (L.A. Aqueduct), Saugus/Canyon Country, ~1913.

JA0000 - Oaks Garage/Le Chene French Cuisine, Sierra Highway-Mint Canyon (Multiple Views), 1916 ff.

DI2201 - Touring in Mint Canyon (1922) and Elizabeth Lake (1923), 7 Views.

LW2449 - Woman Holding Fawn at Remi Nadeau's Deer Park, ca. 1929.

Slippery Hills: Geology of the Soledad Corridor • C.D. Cooksey, Master's Thesis, CalTech, 1934

SB4001 - Mint Canyon Highway, ~1930s-1940s.

HB3801 - Honby School, Student Body, 1938.

HB3902 - Honby School, Student Body, 1939.

LW2610 - Alfred Clark's Solemint Store, 9-22-1940.

AL2086 - Freak Vegetables Postcards (4), Some from Solemint Store, 1940s.

LW2903 - Lou Costello on Set of "Ride 'Em Cowboy," Soledad Canyon (Universal 1942).

LW2227 - Solemint Store: Real Photo Post Card, 1946.

LW3456 - Solemint Store, Cafe, Chevron Station, RPPC ~1940s.

LW2004 - Solemint Store: Post Card, 1946.

Geology of the Humphreys Station Area • R.J. MacNeill, Master's Thesis, CalTech, 1947.

Geology of Canyon Country (a Portion of Eastern Ventura Basin) • Wakefield Dort Jr., Master's Thesis, CalTech, 1948.

HS9009 - Solemint Store: RPPC ~1950.

LW2093 - Solemint Store, Color Post Card, 1950s.

LW2996 - Southern Pacific Owl, Between Humphreys and Honby, 9-26-1953.

JR5401 - Dyer Honey House, 1950s.

FW5601 - Sulphur Springs School, 3rd Grade Class, 1956-57.

HB6001 - Structures at Original Honby School Site, ~1960s.

LW2990 - Hoopers Restaurant, Solemint Junction: Matchbook Cover ~1960s.

LW2268 - "Outhouse" Salt & Pepper Shakers from the Solemint Store, n.d.

LW2454 - Parcel Map: Ace Cain's Rocky Springs Country Club (1950s-60s); VFW Post 6885 (Former Location).

DB5801 - Jennifer Dillenbeck (Moore), George Conrad, Ace Cain, 1958. 2 Views.

LW2952 - Horses Graze in Mint Canyon, Plastichrome Postcard, 1950s-1960s.

AP1819 - Mitchell Cemetery, ca. 1961.

AP1815 - Mitchell Family Adobe, 2 Views, ~1963.

CC6302 - Leona Cox Community School Groundbreaking, 8-1-1963.

6-S Ranch Airpark

AP2406 - 6-S Ranch Airpark (1946-1960).

LW2929 - 6-S Ranch Airpark: Scenes from "China Doll" (MGM 1958).

Film - 6-S Ranch Airpark in "The Beast of Yucca Flats" (1961).

LW2918 - Location of 6-S Ranch Airpark (1946-1960).

LW2635 - Mint Canyon Moose Lodge 2173, Matchbook Cover, 1960s.

LW3513 - Tip's Sierra Highway Restaurant Menu, June 1963.

LW2301 - Marilyn Monroe Calendar from Solemint Store, 1966.

JK0008 - Intersection of Soledad & Whites Canyon Road, 1968.

GZ0401 - Pam Bordelon (Koopman) at Dillenbecks' Labor Day Picnic, September 1970.

HS1000 - Lang Station, 1970s.

GZ0201 - Running Horses at Original Canyon Country Little League Fields, 1970s.

LB7101 - (First) Canyon Country Library Dedication, 9-20-1971.

HB1801 - Mail Delivery in the Snow, 1-4-1974.

OX7401 - Honby Elementary School Staff (North Oaks), 1974-75.

HB7502 - Mrs. Gilbert's 6th Grade Class, Honby School, 1974-75.

Honby School Cookbook, n.d. (~1970s-1980s).

HB1502 - Corner Whites & Soledad: Newberry's, Alpha Beta, ~Late 1970s.

LW3462 - Video: Scene on Sierra Highway, TV's "CHiPs" S2.16, 1979.

HS7905 - Aerial Photo: Whites Canyon Road, 8-14-1979.

LW2587 - Dyer/Warmuth Honey House, 4 Views, ~1980s.

GT8603 - American Beauty Classics Under Construction, Aerial View, 1-18-1986.

GT8701 - Landslides Occur During Grading of American Beauty Classics, Via Princessa Area, 1987.

GT8801 - Whites Canyon Bridge Under Construction, Aerial View, 1988.

GT8802b - Afternoon Gridlock on Sierra Highway; Jake's Way Apartment Construction, 2-1988.

LW2770 - Frontier Days Celebration: Official's Badge, 1988.

SC8901 - Grand Opening of Canyon Country Park, 12-1989.

SC9301 - Grand Opening of Begonias Lane Park, 4-24-1993.

LW0404 - 1-17-1994 Earthquake: Greenbrier Mobile Homes Destroyed. 2 Views.

LW9410 - 1-17-1994 Earthquake: FEMA Claims Intake Center at Canyon Country Park. 3 Views.

LW2139 - Demolition of Dillenbeck Canyon Market, July 1995. 2 Views.

LW2423 - Frontier Days Parade: Valencia High School Band & Flag Team, 1995.

LW3186 - Beale's Cut Restaurant Matchbook Cover, 1970s.

LW2860 - Cal Islands Restaurant Matchbook Cover, 1990s.

GT9804 - Mobile Home Destroyed in El Nino Storm, 2-1998.

GT9805 - Truck Buried in Mud on Sierra Highway, 2-1998.

SC0102 - Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library Grand Opening, 11-17-2001.

JE0101 - Chuck & Rosie Morey (Chevron), 2001.

LW3463 - Archive Video: Mitchell Cemetery, Future Vista Canyon Ranch, 4-20-2008.

Video - Halfway House Cafe in Geico Motorcycle 'Diner' Commercial, September 2014.

LW2767 - Map: Location of SPRR Humphreys Station.

Santa Clarita Diet Ep.104: Todd Longshore Park in Canyon Country, Netflix 2017.

LW3464 - "Santa Clarita Café" (Halfway House) by Bob Dylan, Acrylic on Canvas, 2018.

Traveling Through Time on the Saugus Local, by Jeff Hosford, September 2018.

"Trestles" Builder Offers to Buy Back Sliding Homes • The Signal, 3-30-2019.

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