Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Happy Valley & 'Valencia'
Newhall, California

Happy Valley, looking north toward the future Valencia in January 1958.

The house in the middle is the home of the photographer, Donald W. Gaskill. The dirt road, right of center, is Wayman Street. The farmland in the top half of the photo would later become the first Valencia housing tracts and, in the distance, the Valencia Town Center regional mall.

Gaskill's son, Michael Gaskill, says his father shot the photo shortly after the family moved into their Newhall house, where Michael lived for 36 years before moving to Terrebonne, Ore.


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