Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Raggio Ranch
San Franciscquito Canyon

From left: Lawrence L. Devine, Lucien Brutinel, George Sabajian, Maurice Brutinel and Joseph Reyes Raggio skin some vittles at the Raggio Ranch in San Francisquito Canyon, probably in the 1940s.

Charles Raggio acquired this ranch in about 1880. It sat along the main north-south wagon route between Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley. On the ranch property was the stagecoach station that had been in use since 1854 (first known as Moore's, later as Hollandsville).

Situated downriver from the spot where the St. Francis Dam would be built in 1924-26, the old stage stop and other Raggio Ranch buildings were wiped out when the dam broke March 12, 1928.

Identification from Rene Jensen-Raggio.

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