Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Golden Spike Centennial: Illustrated Historical Program.

Story of the Golden Spike
By Gerald M. Best

The Chinese Contribution
By Emma Louie


Gerald M. Best, Railway & Locomotive Historical Society

Mac Linton, E Clampus Vitus

Emma Louie, Chinese Historical Society of Southern California

Edited and produced by Ruth Newhall, managing editor, Newhall Signal for the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society.

Order of Events.

September 5, 1976

1:00 to 4:00 Exhibits of historic and railroad interest.
4:00 Concert by Brass Band, Canyon High School, concluding with National Anthem.
4:15 Southern Pacific Centennial Engine arrives.
4:25 Presentation of Six Historic American Flags by Canyon High School Song Leaders.
4:30 Chairman Charles Weeks introduces Bobbie Trueblood, Santa Clarita Valley Bicentennial Chairman, to lead Salute to the Flag.
4:35 Invocation.
4:40 Introduction of James G. Shea, Vice President, Southern Pacific Company, who introduces honored guests.
4:50 Don Torgeson of E Clampus Vitus leads Clampers parade and places plaque.
5:00 Stanley Lau, President of Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, introduces Lion Dance. Lion dance is followed by placing of plaque by Chinese Historical Society.
5:20 James G. Shea introduces Robert Banning, grandson of Phineas Banning. Driving of Golden Spike.
5:30 Adjournment to reconvene for barbecue at Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country.

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Program & Stories


Photo Gallery


Marie Harrington Story


1976 Plaques


CHSSC Press Kit


Postal Cover


Plate 1996

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