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Soledad Hotel
1930s Fourth of July, Newhall, California


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1930s FOURTH OF JULY

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Masonic Float

Charles E. Sitzman, superintendent of Standard Oil Co.'s Pico field, moonlighted as the owner of downtown Newhall's Soledad Hotel at the southwest corner of 9th Street and Spruce Street (later called San Fernando Road, later called Main Street).

Here, the hotel is decked out for a Fourth of July celebration; the year is unknown, but it's probably 1932 or 1934, when Newhall had big parades.

Note the Blue Eagle coffee shop on the corner; long story short (skipping a few things including a remodel), it became the Way Station.

Note the Safeway grocery store at left. Newhall had two Safeway stores in operation simultaneously, across the street from each other.


SZ3401: 9600 dpi jpeg from original photograph.
TRAVELERS KAFE
SOLEDAD HOTEL
& WAY STATION

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Soledad Hotel ~1920s

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Travelers Kafe 1929

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1930s July 4th x2

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Back Side 1930s

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"Highway Patrol" (TV 1955) x6

THE WAY STATION
COFFEE SHOP

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1995 x2

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Gazette Story 1997

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Watercolor by Cecily Willis

Obituary: Geraldine 'Jeri' Bronstrup 2011


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Obituary: Stanley Bronstrup 2014

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