Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures
Sorting Potatoes in Potato Shed
Bouquet Canyon

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Notation on back of 3x4-inch BW photograph reads: "Sorting potatoes in potato shed / Bouquet Canyon 1947."

The unidentified people in the photo would be related to Samuel Duran, because the image comes to us from the family photo collection of his great-granddaughter Jennifer Jones.

Duran (b. 2-19-1903, d. 1-19-1970) came to Newhall in the mid-1930s from a ranch in Oxnard to work for The Newhall Land and Farming Co. Samuel and his family lived in a company home on the Saugus-Ventura Road (now Magic Mountain Parkway and Highway 126), at what is now the southeast corner of Magic Mountain and Valencia. Duran stayed with Newhall Land until 1962-63 when he went to work at the Kings Ranch in Bouquet Canyon, then to Lancaster to farm alfalfa before returning to his native New Mexico.

JM4701: 9600 dpi jpeg from original photograph courtesy of Jennifer Jones.

Saugus Rodeo, Great Flood of 1938

Feed Lots 1941 x2

Irrigation Pond 1940s

Ranch Workers ~1940s

Sorting Potatoes, Bouquet Canyon 1947

Esther Duran, Beauty Queen x2

Hart Maroon & Gray 1951

Emilia Duran

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