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Barbara Sitzman Cook, Pico Resident
Interviewed May 26, 1988


May 26, 1988 — Barbara Sitzman Cook shares her memories of growing up in the Pico Canyon oil town of Mentryville and attending school in Newhall in the 1920s-1930s. Barbara S. Cook (1921-2002) was the daughter of Charles Edward Sitzman (1878-1950), who was superintendent of the Pico Oil Field from 1927-1937, and Emma Sitzman (née Emma Elizabeth Lemcke, 1890-1957). The family, which also included Barbara's brother, Philip Edward Sitzman (1920-1993), lived in the 13-room "Pico cottage."

Interview conducted May 26, 1988, by Cynthia Neal Harris of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society. Original recording is on cassette tape. It starts mid-sentence.

Transcript to follow.


HS8802: Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society collection.

CHARLES E. SITZMAN
Pico Oil Field Superintendent

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CSOW Time Book
1887-1889

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Charles E. Sitzman

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Oral History: Barbara Sitzman Cook 1988

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Soledad Hotel ~1920s

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Pico Kids, 1930 Restoration

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Pico Oilmen, Pioneer Refinery ~1930

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CSO Jackline Plant

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C.E. Sitzman Obituary 1950

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