Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Saugus Oil Field:
Proposed Location of Bonelli No. 2 Oil Well

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The line running up the middle from south to north is Bouquet Canyon Road; much of this area would become the Emblem tract.

One item of note is the name "Jeffries" at lower right, just above the words, "Bermite Powder Company." This was an oil claim staked by ex-prizefighter Jim Jeffries, who in about 1917 became the first (known) person to manufacture explosives (actually gunpowder) at what would later become the Bermite property. There is evidence — or rather, a lack of production records — to indictate that his efforts at oil exploration in the area weren't fruitful.

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• Baker Ranch Rodeo (Saugus Speedway)


Map: Bermite No. 1 Oil Well 1958


Map: Bonelli No. 2 Oil Well 1959


Gusher 1963

Cross Valley Connector / Golden Valley Bridge: Initial Assessment 2005-2006


Golden Valley Bridge Over Santa Clara River: Environmental Assessment 2008

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