Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures
Seasonal Postcard: "Greetings from Newhall"
Newhall, California

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Generic seasonal postcard, ordered from catalog or similar. "Greetings from Newhall, Cal." on front; no maker's name on back. Translations of the word, "postcard," into several languages.

August Ferrier, at left, stands in front of the Swall hotel and meat market in 1920. Click for full image.

Franked with 1-cent stamp and postmarked Newhall, December 2?, 1908. Mailed by "Mr. and Mrs. Ferrier" to C.L. Schutt of New York.

Back reads:

(Handwriting): From Mr. and Mrs. Ferrier. Compliments of the season, and happy new year.


Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Schutt, Harpersfield P.O., New York.

August Ferrier was a local prospector and town character who in 1911 purchased and shortly thereafter moved what came to be known as the Kingsburry House. Ferrier moved the house from Market and Spruce streets (now Market and Main) to Market and Walnut streets.

The Newhall postmaster in 1908 was Francis H. "Frank" Landell, seen in this photograph of the interior of the Lindenfeld & Landell general store (formerly Campton's) on Railroad Avenue. The post office was located inside the store.

About 1914, the store reoriented front-to-back to face Spruce Street (now called Main Street).

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LW2201: 9600 dpi jpeg from original postcard purchased in the 1990s by Leon Worden.

History & Postmasters 1877/1940


Postmark 1/20/1881


To Mrs. Y. del Valle
Postmark 6/2/1884


From J.F. Powell
Postmark 6/20/1893


August Ferrier
Postmark 12/2?/1908


Postmark 1/5/1914


Butterfield Overland Mail Centennial Cover Postmarked 10/8/1958

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