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On Sunday, September 30, 2007 12:46:51 p.m., Dan Douglas from Simi, ca, us wrote...

good stuff

  E-Mail: jddouglas1200@hotmail.com


On Friday, September 28, 2007 08:24:05 a.m., Mimi from Orange County, CA, USA wrote...

When I was a little girl, my dad used to drive me through this area as he was a big mountain and backroads buff. I was typing in random names of areas i could remember and found your site. This is a great, informative website.

  Home Page: http://iwannarelax.com


On Monday, September 17, 2007 01:57:10 p.m., David Habura from Olympia, WA wrote...

Thanks for the site! Great grandfather and grandmother crossed the Newhall Pass/ Beales Cut in 1896 with the family belongings and described it in his memoirs. I was looking for other details and found them here. Thanks!

  E-Mail: dave.paul@att.net


On Saturday, September 8, 2007 01:52:24 a.m., Lm Schultz from Carmichael (Sacramento), CA, USA wrote...

We moved to Gaezeley St. in about 1955 in then Saugus, Mint Cyn., Forest Park. I recall going to Ace Cain's place , in fact I was about 2-3 yrs. old when my parents threw me in Mr. Cain's pool and taught me to swim. I also recall how grateful on one occasion when we had to evacuate due to fires and we ended up at Ace Cain's, sitting in the pool with ashes and embers falling all around, my dad kept saying we will be all right. And we were. I love this site.

  E-Mail: proofdawg@sbcglobal.net


On Wednesday, September 5, 2007 08:03:40 p.m., Debi Neumann wrote...

ditto Don

  E-Mail: dawnfairy@cox.net


On Wednesday, September 5, 2007 12:31:06 p.m., Don D. Clark from Lake Hamilton, Florida, U.S.A. wrote...

It's me again. I have been checking this site for several years now, and I seldom see repeat messages, so I think You should go with whatever makes life easier for You. If a new program will help keep the idiots out, then I'm all for it.

  E-Mail: Walksand@aol.com


On Monday, September 3, 2007 01:32:19 p.m. , Don Clark from Lake Hamilton , Fl. , USA wrote...

Well said, Carolyn, but this site is blessed with an excellent Webmaster who deletes the Idiot entries. I first moved to Saugus in 1959 and Graduated Hart in 1961 so I was thrilled to find this site. I'm so glad they take care of it so well.

Webmaster's note: Thank you for the compliment. When you're using a 10-year-old "guestbook" program, it's difficult to stay ahead of the robot attackers in China and Russia who seem to think that if they hit you enough times, you'll buy their Viagra. I've been thinking for some time of migrating to a php-based "forum," as you're probably used to seeing these days, with tricks to keep the robots away. It would mean effectively shutting down this guestbook — you'd still be able to read all of the old guestbook entries — and starting fresh. Opinions, anyone?

  E-Mail: Walksand@aol.com     Home Page: None


On Saturday, September 1, 2007 06:57:16 p.m., Carolyn Innis from Granite Bay, CA, USA wrote...

I have enjoyed this site until recently. Maybe the e-mails can be screened from the idiots who place messages no one can read??

  E-Mail: carolyninnis@surewest.net


On Tuesday, August 28, 2007 01:24:07 p.m., Donald R. Downey Sr. from Tomball, Texas wrote...

I found this site while looking for history and photo's of the 20 mule team. The history is great an can't wait to view the pictures.

  E-Mail: ruffin10@netzero.net


On Friday, August 17, 2007 09:42:55 a.m., Caroline Hancock from Littleton, Colorado, United States wrote...

Thanks to this site I was able to locate a photo of a long lost family member.

Thank You

  E-Mail: caroline80126@yahoo.com    Home Page: www.myspace.com/wildbirdcolorado


On Thursday, August 16, 2007 12:23:08 p.m., Alice Moore from Newhall, Ca., United Stateds wrote...

My husband' s family has been in Newhall since 1912 and his great grandmother worked for William Hart as his cook and open the 1st cafe. it was the traverls kafe.

  E-Mail: gogrny2@sbcglobal.net


On Wednesday, August 15, 2007 12:04:52 p.m., John Hunt from Thatcher, az, usa wrote...

i put an inquiry about fay adams a few months ago, some how i left my wrong e-mail address, sorry. here is the correct address jklhunt@aznex.net

  E-Mail: jklhunt@aznex.net


On Wednesday, August 15, 2007 07:34:43 a.m., Frank Gutierrez from Sylmar, ca wrote...

Very Interested in This History

  E-Mail: mfgutierrez@msn.com


On Monday, August 13, 2007 08:38:53 p.m., Gerald Mcrae from Seattle, WA, USA wrote...

newhall presbyterian church history

  E-Mail: gerrywa767@aol.com


On Thursday, August 9, 2007 04:37:10 a.m., Lydie from France wrote...

Is there any way to get in contact with George Starbuck who wrote an article in January 2002 on his great grand father who was from the Champsaur valley in France ? I am from Champsaur too and we have lost the trace of our great uncle and family who emigrated to the States. May be Mr Starbuck can help as people from the same area tend to stay together. Many thanks in advance. Lydie

  E-Mail: lydierichier@landmark-management.mc


On Wednesday, August 8, 2007 07:07:14 a.m., Linda Staves from Stevenson Ranch, CA, USA wrote...

I moved here from Iowa in 1985 and have always enjoyed SCV history.

  E-Mail: linda@creatingflo.com


On Thursday, August 2, 2007 06:32:43 a.m., Don Norton from Santa Barbara, California, United States Of America wrote...

I Moved To The S.C.V.In 1962.Went To Snyder School In Saugus(anybody remember that school?)When Whites Cyn. Ended At Nadel St. Or The Solemint Store? Been Going To The Swap Meet Ever Since.(boy i miss the races) Born In L.A.But Saugus Is My Home Town.

  E-Mail: emperor.norton@hotmail.com


On Saturday, July 28, 2007 06:06:25 a.m., K Pfalzgraf from Acton, CA wrote...

Anyone have anything to tell me about the Lockheed Super Electra crash of May 1938 in Mint Canyon? I have the usual newspaper articles and internet materials. Looking for someone that can tell me more so that I can visit the actual site. Am climbing mountains out here with no luck so far. Thanks for your email response.

  E-Mail: palmdr@sbcglobal.net


On Thursday, July 26, 2007 11:48:14 a.m., Mark Ackerman from Las Vegas, Nevada wrote...

Lived in saugus /canyon country from 1963 to 1980 as a child.

  E-Mail: glock95@hotmail.com


On Tuesday, July 24, 2007 07:46:31 a.m., Marlene Schultz from Sacramento, CA, USA wrote...

Lived on Gaezley St., Saugus from 1955 to 1961, dad worked at Burmite mom was a waitress at the "junction". Attented Sulphur Springs Elementary, some of the best times in my life were in the canyon.

  E-Mail: proofdawg@sbcglobal.net


On Tuesday, July 17, 2007 04:23:43 p.m., Gail Walker from Holiday, Fl wrote...

Grew up in the Santa Clarita valley when it was just Newhall, Saugus then Valencia moved in and things grew quickly.

  E-Mail: uvgotgail@msn.com


On Tuesday, July 17, 2007 03:45:13 p.m., Bob And Sue Winters from Twain Harte, California, United States wrote...

Thank you for even more insight to my husband's family. Pablo de la Portilla was his great grandfather's brother. While Sylvestre seemed to have stayed in San Diego at either Mission San Luis Rey or his rancho, brother Pablo was all over the place !! Thanks again. Sue Winters thank you again.

  E-Mail: bswinters@mlode.com


On Wednesday, July 11, 2007 03:15:15 p.m., Gloria Winton Farley from Logandale, Nevada, U.S.A. wrote...

My Grandfather was Leonard Cesena, Grandmother Angelina Acosta. Pine St. in Newhall is where my Granddfather grew up. Any cousins that are still out there please E Mail me.

  E-Mail: fnfarley@mvdsl.com


On Sunday, July 8, 2007 04:32:34 p.m., Chuck Wright from Santaclarita, calif, USA wrote...

born 01,01,1926 in MINT CANYON. retired deputy L A COUNTY engr. and licensed land surveyor. history to many is past reality to me. Chuck Wrigjt

  E-Mail: clongwright22@cbsglobal.net


On Sunday, July 8, 2007 10:05:41 a.m., Nancy Dale from Trinidad, California, United States wrote...

Looking for pictures on Bill's Place in Soledad Canyon. Bill was a fireman friend of my dad int he 1950"s. Looking for info, is it still around?

  E-Mail: agatelady@suddenlink.net


On Sunday, July 8, 2007 12:09:48 a.m., Bobbi ('Nee Orloff) Dalton from Kirkland, WA wrote...

Wm S. Hart Graduate, class of 1968

  E-Mail: daltonzgang@yahoo.com


On Tuesday, July 3, 2007 08:44:22 p.m., Sandy Vega from Canyon Country, ca wrote...

every time i know better this city and i love it more!!!

  E-Mail: sandyvegap@hotmail.com


On Tuesday, July 3, 2007 07:22:59 a.m., Nick from Toronto, Canada wrote...

Greet design!

  Home Page: http://www.listcookware.info


On Tuesday, June 26, 2007 11:51:54 p.m., Laura Padilla from Canyon Country, Calif., U.S.A. wrote...

I'm a life time resident of Santa Clarita Valley.

  E-Mail: laurili1123@sbcglobal.net


On Tuesday, June 26, 2007 12:02:57 p.m., Beth Gastineau from Bakersfield, california wrote...

looking for info regarding rancho los alamos y agua caliente

  E-Mail: waterlaw@youngwooldridge.com


On Sunday, June 24, 2007 10:45:05 a.m., Alvin H. Raggio Jr. from Orangevale, California, USA wrote...

Just letting you know my new e-mail adress. My history goes back to the Raggio Ranch in the San Francisquito Cyn where my Grand father grew up. His name was Louis Raggio. Al Raggio Jr.

  E-Mail: raggmopp9993@att.net


On Saturday, June 23, 2007 11:07:12 a.m. , Teresa from Palm Desert , ca , usa wrote...

i grew up in saugus and spent most of my childhood weekends at the speedway [this was befor magic mt,] my dad raced there ['ray dilger,]alot in the 70s. how do i go about lerning who printed the programs for the speedway at that time period.as i cant acass your papper that far back.['and come on guys the 70s isnt really all that far back,give me a brack.] thanks teresa dilger nilsson

Webmaster's note: Thanks for the message ... not sure what paper you're talking about; the SCV Historical Society was formed in 1975 but we didn't start the Old Town Newhall Gazette until the mid-1990s. Anyone know the answer to the question?

  E-Mail: nilssonteresa@yahoo.com     Home Page:


On Tuesday, June 19, 2007 05:51:38 p.m., Vickie Valenziano from Valencia, Ca, USA wrote...

Interested in SCV history and geneology

  E-Mail: vvalen254@aol.com


On Tuesday, June 19, 2007 12:17:54 p.m., Bob Winters from Twain Harte, Ca., USA wrote...

Looking for picutres of great grandfather and his brother--Silvestre and Pablo de la Portilla. names changed to Portillo in 1880 with the widow of my ggf Silvestre. Any clues to help in my search?? Thank you and will enjoy your site!!

  E-Mail: bswinters@mlode.com


On Saturday, June 16, 2007 09:57:13 p.m., Gloria Winton Farley from Logandale, NV., U.S.A. wrote...

My Grandfather was a Cesena. His sister was killed in the flood. The family home is on Pine St. Newhall.

  E-Mail: fnfarley@mvdsl.com


On Wednesday, June 13, 2007 05:59:25 p.m., Carolyn Louise Innis from Granite Bay, CA 95746, USA wrote...

I was born and raised in Newhall where my father Esli C. Innis MD was a doctor for many years. He cared for Harry Carey and his family, Wm S. Hart and other famous people.

  E-Mail: carolyninnis@surewest.net


On Wednesday, June 13, 2007 04:08:32 p.m., Ross Parnell from Oro Valley, az, us wrote...

finished career seeking friends of family & patients or friends of dr. & ross parnell & family

Dr. Parnell dod 4/1/07

  E-Mail: rparnell@comcast,net    Home Page: na


On Wednesday, June 13, 2007 02:08:33 p.m., Lorri Johnson from Arcadia, CA, USA wrote...

As part of the extended family of Andy Jauregui, I am always pleased to run across this site and read up on the family and area heritage. Sadly, I was browsing today due to the passing of Noureen (Jauregui) Baer (Sunday, June 10, 2007). I hope one day they will open "The Jauregui Ranch" (now Disney) to the public, even for one weekend a year. The history there is amazing. Thank you for this site and for the many stories and memories - it's wonderful.

  Contact information was not supplied.


On Monday, June 11, 2007 12:15:58 p.m. , Jessica Fish from Santa Clarita , CA , USA wrote...

Does any one know which Saint Clara is the Santa Clara River named after? Thank you, Jessica

According to SCV Historical Society Executive Director Pat Saletore: It was named for St. Clare, the virgin of Assisi and foundress of the Order the Poor Clares. She is the patron saint of embroiderers; eye disease; eyes; gilders; goldsmiths; gold workers; good weather; laundry workers; needle workers; Santa Clara Indian Pueblo; telegraphs; telephones; television; television writers. Her feast day is Aug 11 (or 12, depending on whom you ask). She is not the only St. Clare or Clara, but it was on her feast day that the Portolá party entered the valley (in 1769).

  E-Mail: jfish@jessicafish.com     Home Page: http://www.sccrs.org/index.html


On Monday, June 11, 2007 11:02:27 a.m., Richard Hunter from Oceanside, CA, USA wrote...

I lived in Saugus during my High School years, Hart High Class of '71. Married Jan Poling, still married after 34 years. I have fond memories of riding a dirt motorcycle in many of the back country then, riding up Chicken Hill acrross from the American Beauty Home Tract in Boquet Canyon. Ray Sas and Andy Turrentine were good friends. I now work for SCE.

  E-Mail: rchunterca@yahoo.com


On Thursday, June 7, 2007 12:57:33 p.m., Patrick Lynch from New Mexico, Mckinley wrote...

I used google to try and find an old Arizona photographer Tobe Cogswell . The search sent me here . Can you help us find him ? Or if you know this person let him know we are trying to find him. He did a post card of the Payson Az Rodeo grounds about 1982 and I was in the picture we are trying to see if he had any others of that day. Thank you for your time

  E-Mail: houseslash2@hotmail.com


On Monday, May 28, 2007 09:06:13 a.m., Tina Nupuf wrote...

looking for information of Civilian Conservation Corps projects in the Aqua Dulce area - about mid to late 1930's

  E-Mail: tfnupuf@yahoo.com


On Sunday, May 20, 2007 11:04:31 a.m., Jaco Crosson wrote...

Thank you for the information

  E-Mail: nkcross88@aol.com


On Monday, May 14, 2007 01:52:56 p.m., Gail Ortiz from Santa Clarita, CA, USA wrote...

This is a tremedous resource for everybody!

  E-Mail: gortiz@santa-clarita.com    Home Page: www.santa-clarita.com


On Monday, May 14, 2007 11:52:20 a.m., Patricia Lawson from Valencia, ca, La wrote...

I am a third grade teacher looking for more info as I am teaching about the SCV History

  E-Mail: plawson@newhall.k12.ca.us


On Monday, May 14, 2007 07:46:20 a.m., Patricia Hummel from Newhall, Ca., United States wrote...

doing research for a school project of my nephew in Arizona. Real cute project. Thank you

  E-Mail: AlwaysInChrist@aol.com


On Monday, May 14, 2007 07:23:18 a.m., Janice Quinlan from Memphis, TN, USA wrote...

Does anyone have an old picture of the Saugus Cafe? My husband and I met at the Master's College and used to study and hang out there. Would LOVE to give him a cool pic of the cafe for anniversary.

  E-Mail: quinlan_clan@bellsouth.net


On Saturday, May 12, 2007 05:16:38 a.m., John Hunt from Thatcher, Az wrote...

please contact me if you have anything on my great uncle fay adams, he was in some silent movies in the '20's, he was married to teresa juaregui [gribaldo] . fay was world champ roper in '26 or '27. he was killed in sept of 1929 in nogales az in a roping accident

  E-Mail: jklhun@aznex.net


On Wednesday, May 9, 2007 01:16:13 p.m., Maryanne Byrne from Olympia, WA, USA wrote...

I just wanted to thank everyone involved with this Website. This is wonderful to be able to see family history and the Art in which my Great Uncle and Grandfather built.

I thank you for the acurate information and the great history.

  E-Mail: grimaryanne@juno.com


On Tuesday, May 8, 2007 10:46:29 p.m., Maryanne Byrne from Olympia, WA, USA wrote...

My Grandfather was Russell Hickson, brother to Ernest Hickson.

I am the Daughter of Patricia Ann Hickson.

Ernest R. Hickson was my Great Uncle.

I would like to give you additional pictures for your site. I have pictures from that time that you would enjoy.

  E-Mail: grimaryanne@juno.com


On Saturday, May 5, 2007 03:02:08 p.m., Ginny Mccone from Saugus, CA, United States Of America wrote...

Highlands School Extra Credit project Born & Raised in Tujunga Area sounds fun!

  E-Mail: ginnymccone@sbcglobal.net


On Thursday, May 3, 2007 11:21:50 a.m., Suzi Farber wrote...

I would love to hike this "hill". Reading the comments was enlightening.

  E-Mail: suzifarber@earthlink.net


On Wednesday, May 2, 2007 02:57:36 p.m., Lee & Rusty Willoughby from Canyon Country, California, USA wrote...

It is a pleasure to listen to John Boston tell the hitory of Santa Clarita. Thank you.

  E-Mail: rustyandlee@aol.com


On Saturday, April 21, 2007 07:06:52 a.m., Deric White from Lancaster, ca wrote...

Researching needing information on old stone buildings in area.

  E-Mail: 2djtod@gmail.com


On Thursday, April 19, 2007 08:35:29 p.m., Dawn Leniger from White House, Tennessee wrote...

One more thing after looking at the pictures of the Oak of the Golden Dream, I use to play in that tree when I was a kid. One of the workers was killed by a bee sting while getting honey out of one of the branches in about 1964 or 1965. All of that area was Walt Disney's ranch and he was still living when I first started going there. There was a man made waterfall and a pond with a covered bridge that I use to fish out of with my friend Jody who lived there and her father was the caretaker. What a great childhood memory. Thanks so much!

  E-Mail: newsunrising@juno.com


On Thursday, April 19, 2007 08:23:00 p.m., Dawn Leniger Formally Dawn Brown from White House, Tennessee, USA wrote...

I grew up in Newhall. Elementary through first year of high school at Wm. S. Hart High. I had a dear friend that lived on Walt Disney's ranch in Placertia Canyon and hope I can contact her someday. My parents have different photos of the Newhall area and from the army base up in the mountains there. Have enjoyed finding this site. Thanks!

  E-Mail: newsunrising@juno.com


On Thursday, April 12, 2007 10:15:58 p.m., Daren Stonerock from Gardnerville, nv wrote...

i have some old photos of haskell canyon and plum canyon and sutters pointe when it was a dump. i would be glad to send them, however, i am computer illiterate. please email me to explain. the photos are circa 1977 before houses were built, when boquet canyon was 2 lanes

  E-Mail: daren1454@yahoo.com    Home Page: 1252 alicia drive


On Friday, April 6, 2007 11:59:03 a.m., Mark Huntley from Ludlow, VT, USA wrote...

I was a resident of Saugus from 1995-2000 - moved back to VT (born here) but have very fond memories of our little cul de sac on Oaklar drive... Both of our children were born there and for the first time in 7 years we are going back to CA - very excited...i miss it - Saugus was my first home and i was sooooo proud of it...i cried like a baby when we finally pulled out of Oaklar DR. - lots and lots of cul de sac parties (just like King of the Hill!) and some lasting friendships - i have heard has done some serious growing in the last 7 years

  E-Mail: mark.huntley@raymondjames.com    Home Page: www.markahuntley.com


On Tuesday, April 3, 2007 11:17:22 p.m. , Jim Farmer from Florissant , Missouri , St. Louis wrote...

Greetings from Historic Florissant, Home of Father Peter De Smet, the great Jesuit missonary to the West. (I live a few hundred yards from the 2nd last resting spot of De Smet.) I would like to get a hold of Pat Saletore. I understand that we have an ancestor or two in common. I would like to share info. Please email me. Thanx Jim Farmer

Webmaster's note: Your message has been passed along.

  E-Mail: jgfarmer2@juno.com     Home Page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LouisFarmer/


On Friday, March 30, 2007 11:19:59 p.m., Christy from Acton, CA wrote...

Looking for George E. Busby who lived in Saugus in early 60's and owned property in Leona Valley. We are buying the cabin house he owned and would love to know more about the home's history, etc.

  E-Mail: christina.l.johnson@marsh.com


On Friday, March 30, 2007 02:32:59 p.m., Neil wrote...

Photos are amazing.

  Home Page: http://www.wobum.com


On Thursday, March 22, 2007 05:04:02 p.m., Mark Rosenbrook wrote...

I MOVED TO SAUGUS IN 1970 AND I FIND THESE PICTURES VERY INTERESTING.

  E-Mail: rosenbrookm2000@hotmail.com


On Thursday, March 15, 2007 01:13:52 p.m., Martin V. Knifechief from Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. wrote...

Lived in Newhall back in the 70's. Stepfather had a small ranch on Sierra highway. Loved riding my horse to the store or to the Halfway House to eat. Happily, that is still there, took my wife to eat there last summer! Newhall was a nice town to live in. Went to William Hart's house alot back then! Happy to see people still interested in saving the history around there, but should have saved the hangman's tree and old house of the Mitchell's place.

  E-Mail: knifechief11@yahoo.com


On Wednesday, March 14, 2007 06:44:31 p.m., Mary Lynn Martin from Malibu, California, USA wrote...

In the mid 80's, I lived in my step-dad's cabin at Castaic, along with my husband and two young children, for a year while our home here in Maribu was being built.. The care-taker there at the time was an old cowboy from the area named Armor, who passed away several years ago... My step-dad is the grandson of Thomas Marple and Leovijilda Martinez Marple, who was a member of one of the areas first Spanish land grant families, and for whom Marple Canyon is named. The cabin is located on what is now called Nichols Lane, and sits on a hillside above the 5 freeway, on 40 acres. It was built in the 20's by my dad's parents, Harvey Nichols and Ruth Marple Nichols. It's a charming wood sided cabin, with 2 guest houses, a swimming pool, tennis court, and a barn and corrals for horses. At the time we still got our water from a natural artesian well. Today, the rest of Castaic has grown up around it, and most people probably don't even realize it's there, but every year my family still gathers there to celebrate Thanksgiving. This Spring, my step-dad turns 81 years old, he's the last of his generation of Nichols, and the last of his breed...he still works full time, 5 days a week, and he still runs a cattle ranch he owns in Porterville! He's a real cowboy! His name is Robert Nichols. Just thought I'd fill you in on another little piece of Castaic history.

  E-Mail: marylynnmartin@netzero.com


On Tuesday, March 13, 2007 02:37:22 p.m., Dave from Manchester, NA, Uk wrote...

Some wonderful pictures - brings back memories.

  Home Page: http://www.paris-photos.eu


On Monday, March 12, 2007 10:39:10 p.m., David Feldman from West Hollywood, CA, United States wrote...

The site is great and provides hours and hours of interesting history. Love the photos and stories about Pico Canyon. Thanks so much.

  E-Mail: DaveLip75@yahoo.com


On Saturday, March 10, 2007 08:26:40 p.m., Allen Locke from Sandy, Utah, USA wrote...

Lived in Saugus from 1965 until November 2006. I am building a model railroad centered around Saugus train station circa 1950's. Need 50's photo of Saugus cafe. Help

  E-Mail: aslocke39@msn.com


On Friday, March 9, 2007 10:36:14 p.m., Ricardo Rodriguez from Canyon Country, ca wrote...

none at this time

  E-Mail: rodro62@socal.rr.com


On Friday, March 2, 2007 11:41:40 a.m. , Donna wrote...

Hi, I have some lid paintings by Claude Ellis that I am listing on ebay, there is a note with them that reads, "an Oregon artist who worked for Fisher-Thoreson paint dealer. done about 1903-5 and presented to Cecilia (Cahill) Sharkey. Just thought you might want to check them out if this is the same Claude Ellis.

Webmaster's note: Hello Donna and thanks for the tip! We believe it to be the same artist. We're keeping an eye on the auction(s). Now, if anyone wants to make a small donation...

  E-Mail: Woodclan48@msn.com     Home Page:


On Wednesday, February 28, 2007 09:43:29 a.m., David Smith from Sylmar, CA, Us Of A wrote...

The information on this site is awesome! I'm using it for researching several stories. I love all the details. All of it is easy to get too, and very in depth. Thank-You!

  E-Mail: david.smith483@verizon.net


On Monday, February 19, 2007 07:32:00 p.m., Colt Doherty from Canyon Country, California, United States wrote...

even though im only 14, i love this city, and it makes u feel like home and u friends with everyone.

  E-Mail: bblplya@msn.com    Home Page: www.myspace.com/thenewandimprovedcolt


On Wednesday, February 14, 2007 05:05:29 p.m., Richard G. Peoples from Santa Clarita, CA wrote...

I was supprised at the amount of material available. Someone has really done a great job.

  E-Mail: rgpeoples@yahoo.com


On Sunday, February 11, 2007 09:57:56 p.m., Catherine Thomas from Valencia, CA wrote...

I just moved here about six months ago and am amazed at the history! Thanks for the great directions to the St. Francis Dam Site. A great day trip.

  E-Mail: ctchopper@ca.rr.com


On Sunday, February 11, 2007 08:10:15 a.m., Kenneth W Spitler from Visalia, ca wrote...

I was a small child in Fillmore at the onset of the collapse.

  E-Mail: oldspit@comcast.net


On Tuesday, January 23, 2007 08:46:25 p.m., Deborah Neumann ( Stunson) from Bakersfield, california, usa wrote...

I was a SFV transplant from roughly 1965 - late in that year. My parent's home was being built out Bouquet Canyon and when it was complete, we left the Valley for Newhall. True culture shock at the time. I was 13 then.

Although that was a tough transition for some of us, meaning me :) , I did make the best of it. Got attached to Newhall-Saugus as my hometown, made a few new friends, and have some great memories of being a Hart High Indian.

Stumbled onto this site this evening and am glad I did. Was looking for historic stuff and found it. I recognized Nanette Le Gasse's name right away. Hi!

What prompts me to write was looking through the photos and ... nearly falling out of the chair with laughter.

I was a Class of 69 grad and clearly remember the Class of 68 as the most talented bunch of actors (think Curtis Stone), musicians, (John Hobbs, who was not credited in one photo and THAT needs correcting, Andy Kress, John Duarte), and athletes (John Calzia and John Dunkin). I genuinely admired those guys. They were interesting and funny. I hadn't given the Honby Men's Club a thought in years until I saw that photo. Got my old Tomahawk out to look at that old photo as a result.

Those were THE funniest bunch of people - pranksters of a sort. Did a couple of memorable Pep Rallies way back, too.

What a pleasant find. If you know of a way to get another priceless photo from the Class of 68 it would be the "underground" Wedding Photo from Anne Frank that same year. :) that would be wonderful, too. Another great item.

Wishing everyone from way back well. Thanks for the site. It's terrific.

  E-Mail: dawnfairy@cox.net


On Sunday, January 21, 2007 08:25:58 p.m., Lynn Arnold Mcpike from Carson City, nv, us wrote...

I lived in Newhall and surrounding area most of my growing years, graduating from Wm. S. Hart in 1963. Went back many years later, and was truly shocked at the growth of the town to the large city it had become. Got lost so many times. Really preferred it the way it used to be when it was small and so charming.

  E-Mail: lynn_mcpike@sbcglobal.net    Home Page: lynn_mcpike@yahoo.com


On Saturday, January 20, 2007 11:17:17 a.m., Bruce M. Posten from Agua Dulce, Calif., USA wrote...

Just looking at some photos of Sterling Borax Works in my area of Agua Dulce. Thanks for all your work in keeping the history alive. I have lived in the area since 1956. Grew up in Sand Canyon.

  E-Mail: Sharpsshooter&socal.rr.com


On Friday, January 19, 2007 09:40:52 p.m., Kimberly Mcdougle from Valencia, CA wrote...

What a great resource! I teach local history to third graders, and this website helps me to understand more about our local history. I think the pictures and organization are great! Thank you so much to all of you who work to make local history accessible.

  E-Mail: KMcDougle@saugus.k12.ca.us


On Monday, January 15, 2007 08:35:52 a.m., Jim Brown from Santa Ynez, CA, United States wrote...

Great job! I'm formerly from 12 yrs. in the Victor Valley and 5 yrs. in the Antelope Valley, having moved there in 1972. Much experience as a desert traveler and as a Southern California history buff. Thanks for your service!

  E-Mail: jdbrown@sbceo.org


On Monday, January 15, 2007 02:55:58 a.m., Obinna from Husten, usa wrote...

guys i live in this town for 12 years befor relocating

  E-Mail: nwanne@yahoo.com


On Friday, January 12, 2007 01:52:07 a.m., Environmental Directory from Calcutta, West Bengal, India wrote...

I was surfing the search engines and found this site guestbook, I got to say, it is a nice site and itís easy to navigate in. Signature: Curently I am working on New SEO Project Signature: Environmental Directory

  E-Mail: sunny18007@gmail.com    Home Page: http://www.environmentalfinder.com


On Saturday, January 6, 2007 01:32:12 p.m., Allen Locke from Sandy, Utah wrote...

Recreating Saugus Train station and industries in model railroading circa late 1940's.

  E-Mail: aslocke42@msn.com


On Friday, January 5, 2007 01:08:20 p.m., Perry James Holland Jr. wrote...

just moved to area ,want to know more about history

  E-Mail: jh_viking@yahoo.com


On Saturday, December 30, 2006 06:30:23 p.m., Shauna from Valercia, ca wrote...

i love the pictures!

  E-Mail: ericshauna@aol.com


On Saturday, December 30, 2006 05:21:59 p.m., Steve Harper from Bonnersferry, id wrote...

MY NAME IS STEVE HARPER,I GREW UP IN CANYON COUNTRY AND 30 YRS AGO FOUND AN OLD CLAY INDIAN WRITING TABLET IN THE MOUNTAINS BEHIND MY HOUSE PLEASE CALL,1-208-267-9060 THANX.

  E-Mail: J.HARPER10@hotmail.com


On Friday, December 29, 2006 08:28:08 p.m., Brad Brock from Saugus, Ca, USA wrote...

I love this web site and have visted many times over the years. There always seems to be something new and interesting. Good work!

  E-Mail: bradleybrock@sbcglobal.net


On Friday, December 29, 2006 05:35:51 a.m., Alain Dreyer from Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines (78), France wrote...

Great and cool website ! Keep it up...Best regards,RTM

  E-Mail: contact@reproduction-tableau-rtm.com    Home Page: http://www.oil-painting-reproduction.fr/


On Thursday, December 28, 2006 07:06:13 p.m., Drew Brent from Saugus, ca wrote...

I wanted to see the old valley ,the way I remember it from the early 70's

  Contact information was not supplied.


On Tuesday, December 26, 2006 09:46:44 a.m., Chris Devicariis from Saugus, california wrote...

love all the pictures.

  E-Mail: c.kx@earthlink.net


On Thursday, December 21, 2006 09:30:44 p.m., Barbara Bowen Michel from Glenwood, Alberta, Canada wrote...

Our family moved to Saugus in 1957. I graduated from Hart High in '58. I worked my way through University by working at Thatcher Glass. Been spending so much time on this great site. Thank you for allowing me to travel down memory lane!

  E-Mail: bmichel@glenwood.ca


On Thursday, December 21, 2006 09:23:26 p.m., Victoria from Lupton, Michigan, USA wrote...

I can't believe that I happened upon this website during my evening internet travels! My husband and I got married here in Michigan in 1964 when he was home on Army leave from the "former" missle base in Newhall. My first trip away from MI was to Newhall as a new bride! My first job was at the Santa Clarita Hospital. I don't even know if it still exists, but hope to find out as I research the archives on this site. I'm beginning to feel a little nostalgic, since we were married on December 12th and arrived at the LA airport on Christmas day.....me in my winter coat standing beneath the palm trees! I can remember taking an evening ride and seeing a couple of cute little "puppies" running across the road. I had never seen a coyote back home in Michigan! Never saw a rattlesnake until the huge one the hospital maintenance man showed me in the hospital parking lot! Needless to say, when the year was up and the Army gave us our discharge, I was very homesick and ready to head back home. I did meet some very nice people who worked with me at the hospital. I had some great experiences there. Some of the patients I cared for have left lasting memories. I could go on and on with my reminiscing. I want to thank you for allowing me to do so on this site I stumbled upon. Have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. Oh, one more thought........I really do miss the warmth and sunshine as I sit here in the cold and gloom of a Michigan winter..........

Sincerely, Victoria

  E-Mail: vintagevictoria@hotmail.com    Home Page: Yahoo


On Sunday, December 17, 2006 10:18:57 a.m., Shelly Starkey from Newark, ca, United States wrote...

I VISIT RAMONA ABOUT ONCE A YEAR. MY MOTHER AND STEP FATHER LIVE THERE. I WANT TO PURCHASE THE BOOK OF RAMONA FOR HIM BECAUSE HIS COPY GOT LOST SOME HOW. WHERE CAN I FIND A COPY ANDCOULD YOU SEND INFORMATION REGARDING THE BATTLE OF SAN PASQUAL. THANKS, SHELLY STARKEY DAUGHTER OF WALLY AND DONNIE RAY.

  E-Mail: shelly_starkey@yahoo.com


On Tuesday, December 12, 2006 06:07:24 p.m., Richard Castillo from Leander, tx wrote...

history

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On Saturday, December 9, 2006 11:22:32 a.m., Don Yarbrough from Lake Isabella, Ca., USA wrote...

Absolutely wonderful site. Is there anymore information on Geo. Massie? Thank you!

  E-Mail: Bones0093@aol.com


On Thursday, December 7, 2006 05:00:22 p.m., Randy Carlill from Golden, colo., usa wrote...

would like to know more about sancho the bull

  E-Mail: tdcarlill@aol.com


On Monday, December 4, 2006 09:18:16 p.m., Kyle Illanez wrote...

we are looking for old photos of scv

  E-Mail: svhandley@yahoo.com


On Saturday, December 2, 2006 07:01:03 a.m., John F. Grannis from Valencia, CA wrote...

Hello!

  E-Mail: jgrannis@pooleshaffery.com    Home Page: www.pooleshaffery.com


On Thursday, November 30, 2006 09:35:15 p.m., Ernest John Sanchez from Santa Maria, CA, United States wrote...

Ever since I was 10 years old back in 1990 I loved the Santa Clarita Valley.

  E-Mail: DeLorean18m@yahoo.com


On Wednesday, November 29, 2006 06:31:17 p.m., Deborah Potter from Sacramento, California wrote...

My great uncle sat at the bar with Tom Mix just minutes befor his tragic car accident. Tom signed his banjo! I still have it.

  E-Mail: debtompot@yahoo.com    Home Page: Yahoo


On Thursday, November 16, 2006 09:05:48 p.m., Patrick Kirk from Sydney, New South Wales wrote...

I love all that history stuff. California in particular, so keep up the good work.

  E-Mail: offrocks2107@hotmail.com


On Wednesday, November 15, 2006 08:51:34 a.m., E. Remon from Salem, Ma., USA wrote...

trying to find Callahan ancestors.Story is 2 Bros.ran away from Peabody Ma. home in late 1800s they were born 1861 John and 1863 Michael.went to Ca.to find gold dont know what ever happened to them

  E-Mail: EKR681@aol.com


On Tuesday, November 14, 2006 03:05:16 p.m., Michael Battaglia from Saugus, CA wrote...

Interested to see what the city looked like in years past

  E-Mail: michaelbatt@ca.rr.com


On Thursday, November 9, 2006 07:42:09 p.m., Frank Mckerry from Vernon, British Columbia, Canada wrote...

Great story on Borax and 20 Mule teams

  E-Mail: mfmckerry@shaw.ca


On Monday, November 6, 2006 09:41:07 p.m., Phyllis from Tioga, ND, USA wrote...

This is one of the most interesting sites I have seen for some time. I will be here for a long time reading. I am so happy there are sites like this. History is so important. Thank you for letting us see it.

  E-Mail: uffda@nccray.com


On Sunday, October 29, 2006 07:32:24 p.m., Mark G Dones Sr. wrote...

my great grandfather was Sydney P. Dones who owned and sold most of val verde thanks for the history

  E-Mail: markgdones@yahoo.com


On Thursday, October 26, 2006 02:33:03 p.m., Danielle Mckernan from Valencia, ca, us wrote...

i like this page. its very interesting. hi teachers that are on adventures. hehhehehe,

  E-Mail: dani14grl@aol.com


On Monday, October 23, 2006 03:24:02 p.m., Lorraine Daigneault from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA wrote...

I was in santa clarita and thought it was lovely. i would like to know more about the area

  E-Mail: raineydaig@yahoo.com


On Monday, October 23, 2006 01:26:27 a.m., Nanette Lagasse Gaither from San Diego, CA wrote...

The Corral Drive-in was located in Seco Cyn. about where the Grace Baptist Church stands today. My family will never forget the first time we went to the drive-in after we moved to Saugus in 1964. The drive-in was quite old by then and the screen was leaning or somehow mounted on the mountain slope on the far end of the drive-in. There was a fairly large concession stand. Saugus didn't have many stores and no real entertainment venues back then and having a drive-in was quite a treat to those of us who moved up from the S.F. Valley. The drive-in was owned and operated by a family who lived in the Santa Clarita Valley. I can't remember their last name, but the Hart alumni from the 50's and early '60's still speak about the family with fondness and respect. Nan

  E-Mail: Nangotoo@san.rr.com


On Monday, October 23, 2006 01:02:40 a.m., Nanette Lagasse Gaither from San Diego, CA, USA wrote...

Vfm4 is correct, Leon. The actor in the picture is definitely Sterling, not Smiley. I can almost hear Sterling's unique voice when I look at that picture. Nan

Webmaster's note: Duly changed, thanks! Say hi to your mom.

  E-Mail: Nangotoo@san.rr.com


On Wednesday, October 18, 2006 02:27:39 p.m., Richard Tracy from Caldwell, KS, USA wrote...

I AM LOOKING FOR A PHOTO OF A MAN AND WOMAN ON HOSRES AT THE EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE IN 1981- 1984 AT VASQUEZ ROCKS THAT WAS IN THE NEWHALL SIGNAL. THIS IS ME AND MY WIFE. I WANT TO HAVE A OIL PAINTING DONE OF THIS FOR OUR 50 ANN.

  E-Mail: johnet@kanokla.net


On Wednesday, October 18, 2006 11:40:35 a.m., Bonnie Matucci (Newman) from Coarsegold, ca, usa wrote...

I use to live in Newhall/Saugus area from 1957 to 1987 and loved it. I now lived up by Yosemite, but still go down to Saugus to see my brother's who still live there. It was great reading about the old times and brought back many memories. thanks for the great web site.

  E-Mail: bomik@sierratel.com


On Friday, October 6, 2006 07:58:59 p.m., Don D. Clark from Lake Hamilton,, Florida, U. S. A. wrote...

I just had to add this, in case Linda Lee checks in again.

I first moved to Saugus in 1959, and graduated Hart in '61. I have lived in Santa Clarita off and on since then.

My Ex-Wife lived near Solemint Junction when she died 6 Years ago at the age of 51.

Her name was Linda Lee Clark. I almost fainted when I read that note.

What a coincedence.

  E-Mail: Walksand@aol.com


On Wednesday, October 4, 2006 10:06:39 p.m., Linda Lee Clark from Valencia, ca. wrote...

looking forward to learning about the area

  E-Mail: swedelindalee


On Monday, October 2, 2006 09:25:47 p.m., Jamie Williams wrote...

20 mule team borax

  E-Mail: lastcall56479@yahoo.com


On Monday, October 2, 2006 01:48:14 a.m., Vfm4 from Netherlands wrote...

as a kid i collected little movie star photos. on one is Smiley Burnette and when i googled i came across your: http://www.scvhistory.com/scvhistory/lw2200.htm now, i can assure you that the guy with Gene Autrey is not Smiley Burnette but Sterling Holloway.. :-)

  E-Mail: vfm4@xs4all.nl


On Sunday, October 1, 2006 05:03:55 p.m., Jeffdodrill from 122genesee Grdns, auburn ny 13021 wrote...

will welcome any info on the dodrills.

  E-Mail: lorainelombardo@netscape.com


On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 06:45:01 a.m., Terri Stair from Saugus, CA wrote...

Looking for a photo of Placerita Nature Center for my son's 3rd grade assignment to bring a picture of your favorite place in Santa Clarita.

  E-Mail: tgstair@sbcglobal.net


On Thursday, September 14, 2006 10:58:56 p.m., Jack P. Richards from Columbia, Maryland, USA wrote...

Years ago (in the 1930's) I would listen to a radio series about the Death Valley Days and the 20 mule team. The show would start with a haunting brass horn playing a mournful melody supposedly a redention announcing the arrival of the 20 mule team. I will carry that tune to my grave! Ddda Daa Daa ddda dda da, da dda daa dada----

  E-Mail: jackscolt@msn.com


On Wednesday, September 6, 2006 09:46:39 a.m., Catherine E Saxton (Valenzuela) from Adams Run, sc, usa wrote...

Hope to find alot of information on band of mission indians i have been looking for years

  E-Mail: catshawn66@aol.com


On Wednesday, September 6, 2006 04:17:30 a.m., Crispin D. Dannug Jr. wrote...

I'm in the Philippines. Have friends who lived in SCV before. They have transferred to LA. But your place was described as A-Very Good.

  E-Mail: crisdan_2005@yahoo


On Wednesday, August 30, 2006 07:31:03 a.m., Denise Bellah Henson from Fairdale, Kentucky, USA wrote...

I grew up in Canyon Country. 1968 to 1990. It was a great place to grow up in. Alot of walkings up to Thrifty's Drug Store for a triple scoop ice cream cone for 15 cents. Also going to Grants Department Store for French Fries and a Coke in there little Diner. I also remember Newberry's and always wanting to sit on the bar stools to have a hotdog.. We always walked everywhere. I all ways contribute my good health and my weight on alot of walking and exercise in my childhood. Growing up in Canyon Country was the greatest. Also a great web site. It's where I go to show my daughter where I grew up.... Thanks

  E-Mail: henson4ds@aol.com


On Tuesday, August 29, 2006 10:33:54 p.m., Richard Marks from Calabasas, California, USA wrote...

Wonderful history in this web site

  E-Mail: RDMarks@rdmpc.com    Home Page: rdmpc.com


On Tuesday, August 29, 2006 07:33:54 a.m., Gary Cogswell from Cary, NC, USA wrote...

I use the borax mule train for imagery and demonstration in the investment management business. In an equally weighted portfolio, each holding is a mule pulling the wagon (the overall portfolio). We get the results of the average of the mules, not the strongest or sickest mule.

  E-Mail: gfcogswell@yahoo.com


On Monday, August 21, 2006 12:56:47 p.m., Peggy Holloway from Newnan, Georgia, USA wrote...

Former resident of Newhall, California

  E-Mail: peggylou@charter.net


On Saturday, August 19, 2006 04:59:37 p.m., Marge And Gordon Mero from Nine Mile Falls, Washington, USA wrote...

Gordon and I were married in Newhall on Feb. 4, 1958. I graduated from Hart High that same year. Gordon worked for Standard Stations and I worked for Southern California Gas at Newhall. Both children were born while we were there. We left in 1963 and are enjoying all these wonderful photos and memories...........Thanks.

  E-Mail: margemero@yahoo.com



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