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BRAND NEW - IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Volume 2 of Santa Clarita Valley: A Pictorial History is hot off the presses! The sequel to last year's highly successful first edition (1876-1926), Volume 2 covers the second 50 years of SCV development from 1926-1976. Hundreds of photos, including many never before seen, traces area history from the famous St. Francis Dam Disaster to the war years to the construction of Interstate 5 and the birth of Valencia. Check out the available locations or order yours online for only $14.95 plus p/h.
DEC. 1 EVENT REMEMBERS LAURA MEHTERIAN
Laura Mehterian was a vivacious and very special lady to the SCV Historical Society for many years, and to the other community organizations she touched. Laura succumbed to cancer earlier this month, and we'll be celebrating her life and memory at the Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction, Newhall, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 1. All friends are invited; no RSVP necessary.
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HOLIDAY PARADE COMING TO CANYON COUNTRY
The first annual Santa Clarita Holiday Musical Light Parade is almost here! Line up on Soledad Canyon Road at 5 p.m. to catch the parade, which starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs eastward from Whites to Shangri La. Among the notables in the lineup: Tippi Hedren (The Birds), Bo Hopkins (American Graffiti), Rick Chambers (UPN Channel 13), Jonathan Elias (KCBS Channel 2), all four high school bands, Santa & Mrs. Claus and more! Post-parade activities will be held in the Soledad Entertainment Center (Edwards complex) until 9 p.m.
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HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
It's that time of year again ... The SCV Historical Society needs your ongoing support to preserve our history, to continue providing education programs, and to complete a new, permanent museum. Please renew your dues for 2002 right away! Payment must be received by Jan. 1 if you'd like to vote in the board of directors election in January. First-time members also receive a free copy of the concise version of SCV history, upon request.
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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT THE TRAIN STATION
The SCV Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas Open House at the Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction on Sunday, Dec. 9. The day begins with the Old Town Newhall Association's toy parade for children, starting at 11 a.m. on Newhall Avenue and ending at Hart Park. Then it's on to Heritage Junction at noon for yummy treats, entertainment from two high school choirs, a Blessing of the Animals and the dedication of the newly restored Ramona Chapel, featuring the wonderful craftsmanship of project leader Allan Howe.
Last time we asked what you call a 125th anniversary. After all, we celebrated the 125th anniversary of Lang Station and Mentryville this year; we knew 100 years is a centennial and 150 years is a sesquicentennial but what's 125 years? Society member Dee Winsman came up with the answer: It's a quasquicentennial. Say THAT three times fast.
NATIVE AMERICANS MOVING INTO PARDEE HOUSE
The SCV Historical Society has established an exciting new partnership with the San Fernando Band of Mission Indians, which represents the local Native American families from the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys. The Society is providing office space to the Tribal Council, and in return the organization is providing skilled crafts people to help the Society complete our top capital project the transformation of the Pardee House into our permanent museum and visitors center. Work is well under way, and we're looking forward to developing new educational projects together in the coming year. Stay tuned.