Nicanor H. "Nick" Rivera (b. 2-8-1865, d. 10-17-1926) ran a saloon
on Railroad Avenue in downtown Newhall. Photo circa 1900.
Note the sign reading, "N.H. Rivera's Saloon. Everybody's Place."
Rivera's Saloon was located on the west side of Railroad Avenue, about mid-block between Market and 8th Streets, just south of Mike Powell's Palace Saloon (which was later
called the Oil Exchange bar). See this image for orientation.
Nick Rivera was murdered Oct. 17, 1926, and his killers "lied their way out of convictions," according to great-granddaughter Judy Haworth. Rivera is buried in the Ruiz family cemetery in San Francisquito Canyon.
Image contributed by Lorraine Cesena Leach of Porterville, Calif. daughter of Robert Cesena Sr. (b.1910 in
Newhall, d.1980), who was cousin to Nick Rivera's son Louis Rivera.