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June  3,  1980

                           SAUGUS  RAILWAY  STATION  TO  BE  MOVED  TO  HART  PARK

                    The  Los  Angeles  County  Board  of  Supervisors  today  approved

             an  agreement  with  the  Santa  Clarita  Valley  Historical  Society  to

            move  the  Saugus  Railway  Station  to  the  Williams.  Hart  County  Park,

             Supervisor  Baxter  Ward  reports.

                    The  Saugus  Railway  Station,  built  in  the  late  1800's,  triggered

            the   settlement  of  the  Santa  Clarita  Valley  as  the  railroad  line

            connected  San  Francisco  and  Los  Angeles,  Ward  sai~.

                    The  Society  is  dedicated  to  the  preservation and  public  viewing

            of  buildings,  books,  documents,  .photos  and  other  artifacts  that  have

            historical  significance to  the  Santa  Cla1·i ta  Valley,  and  when  the

            Southern  Pacific  Transportation  Company  offered  the  station  to  the

            Society,  efforts  began  to  move  it  to  a  suitable  location  in  the

            Valley,  said  Ward.

                     A  twenty-year  agreement  has  been  reached  with  the  Society  to

            develop,  operate  and  maintain  the  station  as  a  museum  for  displaying

            artifacts  of  the  Santa  Clarita  Valley  at Hart  Park,  the  supervisor


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