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Surveyor's Map Showing Lyon's Station
(Pre-) Newhall, California


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Los Angeles County Surveyor's map of the "County-Road connecting the Fort Tejon and Los Angeles Road with Government Lands East of Lyon's Station."

Township/Range: T4N.R.16W, Sec. 36; T.4N.R.15W, Sec. 31, 32, 33; T.3N.R.16W, Sec. 1, 12; T.3N.R.15W., Sec. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

Map filed Aug. 2, 1875 by county Surveyor L. Seebold. Shows the eastern boundary of the Rancho San Francisco (blue shaded line running diagonally) and the U.S. government land to the east, south of Placerita Canyon (essentially Whitney and Elsmere canyons), indicated as the "Oil Region of San Fernando." The town of Newhall is not yet established at this point, and if it were, it wouldn't show. The townsite was far to the left (west).

Importantly to SCV Historians, it shows the circa 1854 Lyon's Station building on the left (west) side of the "Road from Los Angeles to Fort Tejon," which we know as the wagon road coming out of Beale's Cut to the south, out of view. Modern historians place Lyon's Station at the present-day entry to Eternal Valley Memorial Park.

The map shows two additional buildings on the right (east) side of the road, the larger of which is presumably the Lyon's Station House where the station master lived. The word just to the right of the reddish line running top to bottom is "stake," which denotes a boundary marker of some kind.

From this point, the wagon road turned left (north) at the present-day intersection of Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue, and followed the approximate course of today's Newhall Avenue as it wended through the mountains to Tejon.

Surveyor's stamp at the bottom reads as follows [hand-written portions are in brackets]:

County Surveyors Office.
STATE of CALIFORNIA,
COUNTY of LOS ANGELES.
I hereby certify this to be a correct map of a Survey made by me in [July 1875] at the request of [the Hon. the Board of Supervisors] Situated in the above mentioned State and County.
L.SEEBOLD,
County Surveyor
LOS ANGELES.

[Filed Aug. 2nd, 1875]

Map resides in the Manuscripts Department of the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.


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LYON'S STATION and SANFORD & CYRUS LYON

SEE ALSO:
• Henry Clay Wiley
• Eternal Valley Memorial Park


• Story by Pollack
• Story by Reynolds


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