Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures
Emilia Appelzoller Duran
Newhall Ranch

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Emilia Duran is behind the wheel of a 1953 DeSoto Powermaster* in this undated 3x3-inch BW photograph, which may have been shot near her home on the Saugus-Ventura Road, at what is now the southeast corner of Magic Mountain Parkway and Valencia Boulevard.

Born in New Mexico as Emilia Appelzoller, she married Samuel Duran (1903-1970) and came to the Santa Clarita Valley when her husband got a job on the Newhall Ranch in the mid-1930s. The couple had six children, not necessarily in this order: Bertha (b. 3-4-1925, married Alpha Clark); Merci (m. Blinko); Esther (m. Dyer); Sam; Alice (m. McEvoy); and Noemi (m. Lund).

The children were grown by the time Emilia and Samuel Duran left in the early 1960s to work at a ranch in Bouquet Canyon.

The photo contributor is Jennifer Jones; she is great-granddaughter to Emilia and Samuel Duran and granddaughter to Bertha and Alpha Clark. Her parents are Eva Clark (Jones) (b. 2-22-1956) and Darrell Jones (b. 3-25-1946). Jennifer graduated from Hart High in 1994.

*Thanks to Randy Phillips for identifying the vehicle.

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JM5501: 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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