Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Local Historians Visit Mentryville

Pico Canyon, California

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The members of the board of directors of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society visit the Pico Canyon oil town of Mentryville in 1977, when it was still a working oil field. They're standing in front of the 13-room mansion built in the 1890s for the oil field superinendent and his family.

From left: Jerry Reynolds, curator; Frenchy Lagasse, Mentryville resident and oil field foreman; Tom Mason, Merrill Baughman (farthest back), Cynthia Neal-Harris, Frances Sanders, Mimi White. (All persons pictured comprise the totality of the Historical Society board at the time.) Detail below.

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CN7702: 9600 dpi jpeg from original 8x10 photograph courtesy of Cynthia Neal-Harris. Photo file.
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