Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures


Piru Pictures and History by Michele Ybarra McKinley, 2022.

Prehistory of the Lower Piru Creek Drainage Basin by Robert Lopez, CSUN 1974.

Ventura Free Press, 7-28-1899

Piru Fruit Rancho: Mammoth Orchards • Ventura Free Press, 7-28-1899.

The Piru Valley: A Ruccension of Beautiful Orchards • Ventura Free Press, 7-28-1899.

The Piru Rancho Gold Mining Co. • Ventura Free Press, 7-28-1899.

The Oil Industry • Ventura Free Press, 7-28-1899.

Water Supply • Ventura Free Press, 7-28-1899.

The Camulos Rancho • Ventura Free Press, 7-28-1899.

Piru Rancho: The Next Great Oil Field by F.A. Pattee — The Land of Sunshine, November 1900.

George Lechler, Pioneer Piru Apiarist by Eleanor Quigley — Los Angeles Herald Illustrated Magazine, 3-16-1902.

Bank Robbed, Banker Kidnapped by Movie Cowboy's Bootlegging-Human Trafficking Gang • News reports; Incident 12-11-1922.

The Garden of Eden that might have been by Leon Worden • The Signal, 7-15-1998.

NTSB Report (Final) on Harrison Ford Helicopter Crash Piru, 10-23-1999 • NTSB 4-25-2001.

Timeline: David C. Cook, Founder of Piru • Cook Communications Ministries, 2001.

The Scott Family in Piru, 1890s • from Homer W. Scott, January 2001.

Story of the Piru Mansion by Ruth Newhall • Old Town Newhall Gazette, September 1997.

Video: Original Piru Mansion Interiors Scenes from "Curse of the Black Widow," ABC 1977.

Lechler Museum Collection Headed for Auction Block Los Angeles Times, 8-24-2000.

Piru Cemetery: What Killed the Baum and Snider Kids? by Leon Worden, 4-19-2012.

Placerita White Oil, Piru Oil Displayed at 1901 Pan-American Exposition (World's Fair) by Leon Worden, 1-3-2015.

MU3306 - Tataviam Twined Water Bottle from Piru Creek, NHMLA Collection, 14 Views.

LW2245 - Piru Cemetery: Grave of George Stockton, a Laborer, 1852-1891.

LW2560 - Map: Oil Well Locations from Fillmore to Camulos, 1900.

LW2258a - Piru Mansion & Grounds, 1900.

LW2258d - Piru Oil Field, 2 Views, 1900.

LW2019 - Juan José Fustero, Tataviam Indian, ca. 1910s.

LW2064 - Bird's Eye View of Piru City, California, 1910.

LW2063 - Mountain View Hotel, Sepia Postcard, ca. 1910.

LW2832 - Mary Pickford, Henry Walthall, Kate Bruce at Mountain View Hotel, Piru, April 1910.

LW3721 - Palm Tree-Lined Driveway to Piru Mansion, 2 Views, ~1910.

LW2010 - Piru Canyon Bridge, Color Postcard, 1910s.

LW3368 - Photo Gallery: Piru Oil Lease with Likely Owner and Visitors, 1912-1913.

LW3185 - Piru Postmark on Souvenir Postcard, 8-24-1915.

LW3687 - Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Invoice to Union Oil Co. at Piru, 1-1-1917.

LW2031 - Piru Church, Postcard, 1920s.

LW3168 - Franked Envelope, Postmarked Piru 4-28-1924.

LW2244 - Piru Cemetery: Graves of Gottardi Family, St. Francis Dam Victims (mother & five children), d. 3-13-1928.

LW3585 - Photo Gallery: Geological Investigation of Piru Dam/Lake Site, 24 Years Early (Summer 1931).

HI3401 - Warring Stone House, 1934.

LW2028 - Mansion Brand Fruit Label, Piru, Pre-1950. Color.

LW2046 - Weaver Brand Fruit Label, Piru, Pre-1950. Color.

HA5001 - The Piru Mansion, 1950s.

LW3912 - Film: Piru Scenes in "A Star is Born" With Judy Garland, James Mason, 1954.

SR5701 - Film: Fishing at Lake Piru, 3/1957.

LW3613 - SPRR Piru Depot Used as Catholic Church, 1960s.

LW3544 - Patch from Aborted Boy Scout Camporee, 1969.

LA7501 - 1876 Lechler Adobe, aka Honey House, 1975.

Hb1824 - Harry Lechler's Museum: Postcard & Business Card, 1969-2000.

Hb1825 - Harry Lechler's Museum: Wooden Nickel Advertising Piece, 1969-2000.

LW3455 - Concrete Mold for Turtle Water Spouts, Newhalls' Piru Mansion Pool, ~1970s.

LW3029 - Brochure: (History of) The Piru Mansion, May 1988.

TN1989 - Ruth & Scott Newhall at the Piru Mansion, 1989.

SG9302 - Ruth Newhall at the Piru Mansion, 3-24-1993.

LW2086 - The Piru Mansion, Rebuilt.

JJ2006 - Aerial View of Piru, 1990s.

LW2462 - Christina Aguilera on SPRR Piru Creek Bridge for "Burlesque," 2 Views, 2009.

HI1201 - Piru Mansion, Interiors & Exteriors. 11 Views, 2012.

HI1202 - Warring Stone House, 5 Views, 2012.

LW2461 - 1902 SPRR Piru Creek Bridge, 12 Views, 9-7-2013.

LW2461 - 1902 SPRR Piru Creek Bridge, 12 Views, 9-7-2013.

HB1830 - Photo Gallery: Dam Victim Monument Dedicated at Piru Cemetery • March 18, 2018.

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