The Story of Mentryville by Leon Worden • Friends of Mentryville
SZ2901 - Mentryville: Origins of Standard Oil Co. of California • Among Ourselves (Standard Oil), September 1929.
California's Oldest Well • The Standard Oiler, August 1953.
History of Pico Canyon Oil Production by Arthur B. Perkins • HSSC Quarterly, December 1958.
Early Oil & Gas Production in California DOGGR Video 1985.
Oil Production in Santa Clarita Valley, 1876 by Ludwig Salvator, Archduke of Austria • Prague 1878.
The Pico Canyon Oil Field • Report by Edward North, with Map & 12 Plates, 1890.
National Register Survey: Well No. 4, Pico Canyon Oil Field • National Park Service, 3-12-1963.
> *WAY BACK WHEN: Commentaries by Darryl Manzer • The Signal, 2004-05
Eulogy to Charles Alexander Mentry, 1847-1900 by Demetrius G. Scofield • Gazette, Sept. 1997
The Pico Ghost Camp by Arthur B. Perkins, 1962.
Ghost Town Memento to Oil Field's Past • Los Angeles Times, 4-23-1962.
CN9501 - Inventory at Mentryville, 6-30-1995.
Some Notes About Alec Mentry's Birth Name by Leon Worden • 3-1-2014
Ramon Perea & Others Prior to 1865
Ramon Perea: A Forgotten Name at Pico by Leon Worden • The Signal, 2-17-2004
Writer Links Y. Del Valle to Perea's Pico Canyon Oil Discovery • Oakland Tribune, 11-4-1918.
Motorists Visit Site Where First Oil Well Was Drilled • San Francisco Chronicle, 12-1-1918.
Ramon Perea, San Francisquito Canyon Rancher by Joanne Holm • December 2000
TS1915 - Graves of Ramon & Antonia Perea. Color photograph, 3-2002.
Did Andres Pico Really Harvest Oil in the 1850s? by Stan Walker • 11-17-2014
Hughes Claim: Medium Helps 'Spiritualist' Strike Oil in Pico, 1865 • News Articles 1874-1877
The San Fernando (Incl. Newhall/Pico) Oil Region • Titusville Morning Herald, 1-9-1877
Petroliopolis: Pico Oil District; Refineries at Lyon's, Andrews • San Francisco Chronicle, 5-28-1877
Description of Newhall Town & Pico Oil Equipment (Earliest Known Mention of Mentryville) • Los Angeles Times, 9-26-1882.
Oil Tank Erected, Worker Killed News Reports • 1883
The Mysterious Disappearance and Death of Alec Mentry's Father News Reports • 1886-1899
Charles Alexander Mentry: Biography During Life Pen Pictures | Illustrated History of Los Angeles County 1889.
LW3545 - Sen. Felton (Mentryville School Namesake) Stumps for Stricter Chinese Exclusion Act, 4-21-1892.
Description of 1893 Pico Canyon Earthquake • Smithsonian Institution, 1898.
An Epidemic of Earthquakes in Pico Canyon • Los Angeles Herald, 4-10-1893.
Standard Oil Co. Acquires Pacific Coast Oil Co. • News reports, 1900.
Newhall Oil Field Notes, Including Pico, Needham Ranch, Elsmere, Placerita Canyon • News reports, Early 1900s.
The Other Great Fire of 1906: Blazes Erupt at Lang Hotel and Pico Oil Field by Dr. Alan Pollack, Dispatch, 3-2015.
Walton Young Retires from Standard Oil Co. • The Signal, 5-19-1927
Wildfire: "Worst Threat to Newhall Since 1914," 12 Oil Wells Ruined, Backfire Saves Mentryville • News reports, July-August 1940.
How did Alex Mentry die? by John Boston • The Signal, 10-4-2001.
Pico Canyon Boarding House Days, 1906-1915 by Ruth Saunders Albright
Paul & Barbara (Sitzman) Cook: Happy Valley Poultry Farming, Mentryville School Days • The Signal, 9-4-1985.
HS8802 - Oral History: Barbara Sitzman Cook, Pico Resident 1920s-1930s, Interviewed 5-26-1988.
Special Memories of Pico Canyon by Bill Rundberg • The Gazette, July 4, 1997
The Only Kid in Mentryville by Darryl Manzer • The Gazette, Spring 1997
Why There's Wood Fences in Mentryville by Darryl Manzer • The Signal, 12-13-2004
Lagasses Kept Town Alive for 30 Years by Laurie Sachtleben • Gazette, Sept. 1997
New Plaque Marks Mentryville's 125th by Stacey Klein • The Signal, 9-27-2001
Mentryville Barn: Plans Call for Restoration • Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, 2-8-2002
Before Quigley, There Was Mentry by Leon Worden • The Signal, 4-19-2003
Pieces of Pico's Past by Leon Worden • The Signal, 4-26-2003
Sitzman's Mentryville Collection Comes Home by Patti Rasmussen • The Signal, 2-15-2004
Video - SCV History Moment: Mentryville (2007).
Video: Mentryville Walking Tour with Darryl Manzer SCVTV, 7-24-2011
Perspectives Shape Memories of Mentryville by Darryl Manzer • SCVNews.com, 3-17-2013
Removing Our History, Piece by Piece by Darryl Manzer • SCVNews.com, 6-9-2013
Life at Pico, 1960s Style by Darryl Manzer • SCVNews.com, 1-5-2014
Heart of Heavy Steel: A Mentryville Story by Darryl Manzer • SCVHistory.com, 4-9-2020
Mentryville Memories from Carol Lagasse, 3-22-2021.
LW3555 - California Star Oil Works Stock Certificate, Issued 1901.
CH1000 - Pico (CSO) No. 4, 6/26/1877.
LW2222 - Pico (CSO) No. 4, c. 1877.
CH1020 - CSO Hill, 1883.
AP2102 - Jackline Hookup, 1920s-30s.
AP2019 - CSO Jackline Plant, pre-1962.
CH1030 - The Mentry Family, c. 1883-1884.
CH1030a - Mr. & Mrs. Charles Alexander Mentry, c. 1883-1884.
LW2498 - Oil Works 1885 (2 Versions).
SZ8701 - California Star Oil Works Time Book, 1887-1889.
AP0123 - Mentryville Residences, 1885-1891.
CH1050 - Town Fathers, c. 1891.
AP0127 - Oil Men of Pico, 1880s-90s.
HS9301 - Railroad Avenue: Freighter Delivering Boiler to Pico Oil Field, 1893?
CH1040 - Charles Alexander Mentry, 1893.
CH1070 - Charles Alexander Mentry, undated.
LW2451 - William E. Youle, Pioneer Oil Driller.
LW2452 - Dr. Vincent Gelcich, Early Pico Oil Field Promoter & Investor. 2 Views.
DM0100 - Pico Cottage (Mentryville Big House), date unknown.
CH1060 - Mentryville Dance Hall (inside), ~1890s.
AP9001 - PCO Hill, ~1890s.
DP9901 - Charles A. Mentry: Specifications, Patent No. US647605-A: Expansion-Reamer (Granted 1900).
AS0001 - Charles Alexander Mentry's Death Certificate: Shows Typhoid Fever, 10-4-1900.
HS0500 - Overview of Mentryville, c. 1900.
HS9015 - Walton Young Family Homestead, June 1905.
AP1732 - Pico Boarding House, ca. 1900s.
AP0629 - Pico Oil Worker's Tent Home, ca. 1900s.
AP2006 - Machine Shop Area (Oil Works), November 1910.
AP2118 - Machine Shop Area (Oil Works), 1910s.
CH1260 - Felton School & Dance Hall, c. 1920s.
RL2801 - Overview of Mentryville, c. 1920s.
SZ2701 - Portrait of Charles E. Sitzman, Pico Oil Field Superintendent 1927-1937.
SZ2702 - William J. Biscailuz, Pico Canyon Petroleum Engineer, ~1900-1920s.
CY0000 - Mentryville: Cheney Family Photos, 1922-1939. Multiple Images.
LW2323 - Multiple Views of Mentryville in "The Last Roundup" (1929) — Dance Hall, School, Tin Garage, Barn, Chicken House, etc.
TLP3002 - Pico Oilmen at Pioneer Refinery Dedication, 11-5-1930.
TLP3001 - Pico Oiler Children at Pioneer Refinery Dedication, 11-5-1930.
CH1010 - Pico (CSO) No. 4, 3-11-1931.
HS7010 - Pioneer Oil Refinery & Pico Derrick Float, 1939 Pasadena Rose Parade.
LW3658 - "Days of Jesse James" Clips: Roy Rogers in Mentryville, 1939.
BR4801 - Pico Cottage, aka Big House, 2 Views, 1948.
BR5120 - Bill Rundberg, Pico Resident, 1948-1953. 2 Views, 1949 & 1951.
BR5130 - Inside the Schultz Home. Photo, 1951 or 1952.
BR5201 - Outdoor Wedding & Party in Pico Cottage (Big House), 2 Views, 1952.
AP2104 - CSO No. 4 Petroleum Production Pioneers Plaque, Placed 6-6-1953.
AP0911 - Jackline Plant Remnants, ca. 1960.
KT0100 - Alton & Pat Manzer, Pico Residents, 1960-1966. Color Photo, 1950s.
NP6101 - The Big House sans chimney, 1961.
NP6102 - Felton School, 1961.
NP6103 - Pico No. 4 Oil Well, 1961.
AP2016 - Darryl Manzer at Firehouse, PCO Hill, ca. 1961.
AP2017 - Darryl Manzer at Field Office, CSO Hill, ca. 1961.
KT0200 - Alton Manzer at Pico No. 4 Oil Well, 1960s.
KT0110 - Darryl Manzer, Pico Resident, 1960-1966. Photo, 1968.
GA7101 - Newhall Woman's Club Visits Mentryville House, Johnson Park, 10 Views, 6-9-1971.
GJ0003 - Collectors Remove, Salvage Pico Jackline Plant Engines, 1974-75. 119 Views.
Mentryville 100th Anniversary Celebration, 9-26-1976
CN7601 - Crude Oil Sample, Pico No. 4.
Mentryville State Historic Landmark Dedication, 10-8-1977
CN7701 - Mentryville Dedicated as Calif. State Historic Landmark 516-2: Program Book.
CN7702 - SCV Historical Society Board Visits Mentryville, 1977.
JD7902 - Photo Gallery: Historical Society Event at Mentryville, 12-9-1979.
CN8005 - Mentryville Docent Group, June 1980.
CL0100 - Carol & Frenchy Lagasse, Pico Residents, 1967-1994. Color Photo, 1980s.
LW2302 - Quake-damaged Big House. 2 Views, 1995-1996.
Gallery - Sheriff's Office & Jail Set Built for ABC's "High Impact," with Mentryville Caretaker Jack Beitzel, December 1996.
LW2435 - Southern Oaks Section of Stevenson Ranch Under Constuction, 3 Views, 11-17-1999.
LW-SG2058 - Larinan Ranch House Burns Down, 7-22-2000 by Eric Thayer • The Signal, 7-23-2000.
LW2147 - Cheney Family Visits Mentryville After 63 Years (Multiple Views), 10-12-2001.
LW2843 - Duane Harte Leads Cub Scout Pack 490 on Tour of Mentryville (Multiple Views), 11-17-2004.
DM0601 - Comtemporary Photos: Mentryville Big House, Felton School & Barn in January 2006.
LW2480 - Small Marine Fossils, Pico Canyon, 9-21-2013.
Gallery - Old Oil Field Equipment at Mentryville, Multiple Views, 5-8-2014.
ED1401 - Photo Gallery: Pico Cottage, aka Big House, Interior & Exterior. 31 Views, 8-6-2014.
LW2762 - Farrar & Tufts Boiler from Pico at California Oil Museum. 20 Views, 3-1-2015.
LP1502 - Photo Gallery: Interior Damage, Dry Rot, Detritus in Pico Cottage, Felton School, 10-14-2015.
LW3267 - Photo Gallery: Arthur Charles Mentry's 1901 Blacksmith Forge Rediscovered in 2018.
Signal (Marker) Tree
SZ2001 - Pico Canyon Signal (Marker) Tree, ~1920s.
MS0113 - Pico Canyon Signal (Marker) Tree in "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!," 7-28-1930.
CY3016 - Milford Cheney at the Signal Tree, 1930.
SZ3602 - Child Waves from Pico Canyon Signal (Marker) Tree, ~1930s.
SZ3601 - Pico Canyon Signal (Marker) Tree, RPPC Postmarked Newhall 6-10-1936.
SZ3603 - Local Women Stand at Pico Canyon Signal (Marker) Tree, 7-4-1936.
SW8001 - Pico Canyon Signal (Marker) Tree, 4 Views, ~1970s/80s.
LW3609 - Photo Gallery: Pico Canyon Signal (Marker) Tree Loses Large Limb, 8/2019.
Stevenson Ranch New Home Communities
HB1813 - Diamondhead (Townhomes): Sales Brochure & Floor Plans, 1989.