Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Agua Dulce | Vasquez Rocks
Including Parts of Mint Canyon

See also Saugus and Soledad Canyon and Borax and Aircraft Down

Early Inhabitants
See also Tataviam Culture

Agua Dulce Artifacts Passing from One Safekeeper to Another by Katalin Szabolcsi • 6-21-2012

Agua Dulce Man Preserves Tataviam Past by Katalin Szabolcsi • The Signal, 10-29-2000

Vasquez Rocks: A Bioarchaeological Study of a Middle Period Cemetery (CA-LAN-361) CSUN Master's Thesis by Sebastian Cristobal Garza, 2012

A Comparison of Tataviam Ethnobotany at Vasquez Rocks and Placerita Canyon by Sarah Brewer Thompson • 1-19-2014


LW9550 - Vasquez Rock Art: Sun. Color Photo, 1995.

LW9551 - Vasquez Rock Art: Lizard. Color Photo, 1995.

LW9552 - Vasquez Rock Art: Volcano. Color Photo, 1995.

LW9553 - Vasquez Rock Art: Snake. Color Photo, 1995.

LW9555 - Vasquez Rock Art: White Dotted Figure. Color Photo, 1995.

LW9556 - Vasquez Rock Art: Lizard. Color Photo, 1995.

LW9557 - Vasquez Rock Art: Black Figures. Color Photo, 1995.

LW9558 - Vasquez Rock Art: Red Figure. Color Photo, 1995.

GT9801 - Human Skull Washes Up in El Nino Storm, 2-21-1998.


Misc. Photos & Text

Legacy: Dick Held
Life & Times
Points of Interest
A 'Honey' of a Story

A History of Vasquez Rocks and Vicinity (Comprehensive History) • Los Angeles County, 1-15-1974

Nature, History to Share Spotlight at New Vasquez Center by Katalin Szabolcsi • 6-21-2012

Agua Dulce: A Story of Love and Loss, by Mary Hunter Austin (1909) • Harper's Weekly, 8-28-1909

Cattle-Rustling 'Phantom of Vasquez Rocks' Captured News Reports, October 1945

Alberta Platz Bell's Ravenna Memories12-2-1988.

Dick Held's Agua Dulce Memories by Dick Held, Spring 2002

Touring Vasquez Rocks: A History of its 20th Century Occupation by Jo Ellen Rismanchi, October 2001

Vasquez Rocks, Land of Enduring Romance by Jo Ellen Rismanchi, 1-2-2002

Notes from Interview with Edward Toney, Agua Dulce Pioneer by Jo Ellen Rismanchi • 3-3-2002

Mary Wright, An Agua Dulce Pioneer by Jo Ellen Rismanchi • The Signal, 7-16-2002

County Adding Land to Vasquez Rocks ParkSCVNews.com, 11-10-2011

Unraveling the Mystery of the Mesa by Alan Pollack, 3-2011

Interpretive Center Rising at Bandit's Rocky Hideout by Katalin Szabolcsi • 5-9-2012

Grand Opening of Vasquez Rocks Interpretive Center with Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich SCVTV Video 5-30-2013

Let's Go L.A.: Exploring Vasquez Rocks L.A. County Video 2013

Asher Ranch Life Revealed in Vasquez Rocks Program by Lillian Smith, Agua Dulce-Acton Country Journal • 3-15-2014


AL1890 - Reward Poster For Apprehension of Indian Murder Suspect-Mint Canyon, November 26, 1890.

AP1935 - Pansy Barrington and Clara Long (Wright) at First Agua Dulce Schoolhouse, 1916.

JA0000 - Oaks Garage/Le Chene French Cuisine, Sierra Highway-Mint Canyon (Multiple Views), 1916 ff.

LW2647 - Castle Oaks Garage/Le Chene French Cuisine, Sierra Highway-Mint Canyon, Inscribed RPPC 1920s.

DH2101 - Tony & Geneva Dean Held & Sons, Agua Dulce Homesteaders (Multiple Views), 1920s.

DH3001 - Snowfall in Agua Dulce (Multiple Views), 1930.

DH3101 - The Neighbors' New Water Pump in Agua Dulce, 1931.

JE3001 - Claude Ellis' Art at Vasquez Rocks, Multiple Views, 1930s.

TA3401 - Asher Family at Their Vasquez Rocks Property, 1930s.

TA3001 - Corner Escondido & Agua Dulce Canyon Road, 1930s.

LW2297 - Buck Jones in "Outlawed Guns," Vasquez Rocks Fight Scene, Publicity Still, 1935.

LC4101 - Ivan Callahan Family & Homestead (3 Views), 1938-41.

LW2042 - Vasquez Rocks, Union Oil Postcard, 1941. Color.

LW2622 - Mint Canyon Highway (Sierra Highway), Sleepy Valley, 1940s.

JW4401 - Hoot Gibson, Ken Maynard, Bob Steele in "Arizona Whirlwind," Vasquez Rocks, 1944.

LW2097 - Bob Steele, Hoot Gibson & Ken Maynard at Vasquez Rocks, ~1940s.

AP3114 - Agua Dulce Schoolhouse, May 1945.

LW2813 - "The Big Sombrero" Starring Gene Autry, 1949; Lobby Card (1956 Re-release).

CU1950 - Wilson's Restaurant, Mint Canyon, Real Photo Postcard, 1950s.

LW2651 - Wilson's Restaurant, Mint Canyon, Printed Stick Matchbook, 1950s.

LW2639 - Sierra Pelona Motel, RPPC 1950s.

LW2109 - "Gunsmoke": James Arness & Amanda Blake at Vasquez Rocks, 1950s.

Callahan's Old West Trading Post (Mint Canyon)

New Indian-Frontier Village: Description of Callahan's Old West, Desert Magazine, April 1965.

Memories of Callahan's Old West by Tom Shubert, 12-9-2016.

LW2002 - Callahan's Old West: Good Luck Charm, 2 Varieties, ~1960s.

LW2967 - $1,000 in Las Vegas Loot, Callahan's Old West, ~1960s.

LW2221 - Callahan's Old West, Hopi Shrine, Color Postcard, 1960s.

LW2221b - Callahan's Old West, Outlaw Saloon, Color Postcard, 1960s.

LW2531 - Callahan's Old West, Ramona Chapel, Color Postcard, 1960s.

SG0922 - Callahan's Old West Indian Village, 2000.

LW2098 - Capt. Kirk Battles the Gorn at Vasquez Rocks, 8 Views, 1967.

LW2954 - Howard Keel at Vasquez Rocks in "Arizona Bushwhackers" (Paramount 1968).

LW2959 - Montie Montana Drives Mudwagon Near Vasquez Rocks, 1970s-1980s.

LW2145 - Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" at Vasquez Rocks, 11 Views, 1974.

LW2953 - Benefit Wild West Show & Powwow at Montie Montana's Agua Dulce Ranch, 6-25-1978.

VH8401 - "Airwolf" Episode at Vasquez Rocks, 4 Views, 1984-87.

SB9501 - Montie & Marilee Montana with Art Brewer in Agua Dulce, mid-1990s.

SC9401 - "The Flintstones" Movie Set at Vasquez Rocks, 1994.

GT9801 - Flooding in Sleepy Valley, 2-1998.

LW2623 - "Nature At Best" (Vasquez Rocks), Oil on Canvas by Terry Sonntag, March 2012.

LW2261 - Bobby Clark (the Gorn) Reenacts "Star Trek" Battle with Captain Kirk (Multiple Views), 8-4-2012.

LW2363 - Vasquez Rocks Interpretive Center (Exterior), 4-17-2013.

LW2384 - "Sunset at Vasquez Rocks," Oil on Canvas by Laura Wambsgans, 2013.

LW2410 - Orit Haj (Rammed Earth Artwork) at Vasquez Rocks Interpretive Center, 2 Views, 7-18-2013.

Gallery - Former Owner Jeff Asher Lectures at Vasquez Rocks, 15 Views, 3-9-2014.

BB1401 - Oaks Cafe Sign at Le Chene Restaurant, June 2014.

"Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge" (CMT 2014-2015), Shot in Agua Dulce.

LO2808 - Toney Home (Ranger's Residence), Vasquez Rocks, 7 Views, HABS 2009.

Tiburcio Vasquez

A La Señorita: Poem by Tiburcio Vasquez • 1874-1875

Vasquez and the Tres Pinos Horror • (Bakersfield) Southern Californian, 9-4-1873

The Vasquez Gang • (San Diego) The World, 9-20-1873

Vasquez. Daring Robbery Near Camulos • (Los Angeles) Evening Express, 10-23-1873

Taking of Kingston by Vasquez • (Los Angeles) Evening Express, 12-29-1873

Vasquez Band Robs Kingston • (Bakersfield) Southern Californian, 1-1-1874

Vasquez, The Robber Raid On Kingston • (San Diego) The World, 1-3-1874

T. Vasquez: Letter from Varnum Westcott to Gov. Newton Booth • 1-12-1874

Confession of Charles W. Weeks, Vasquez Gang Member • February 1874.

Vasquez Captured at Last. • (San Francisco, CA) San Francisco Chronicle, 5-15-1874

Vasquez Capture Confirmed • (San Diego) Evening World, 5-15-1874

Capture of Vasquez • (Vallejo, CA) The Daily People's Independent, 5-16-1874

Jailhouse Interview with Tiburcio Vasquez • by Major Ben C. Truman, Los Angeles Star, 5-16-1874, Repurposed 1881.

Vasquez' History in Brief • (San Diego) The World, 5-18-1874

Capture of Vasquez, A Question Of Honor • (Los Angeles) Evening Express, 5-19-1874

The Jail Life of Vasquez. • (San Francisco, CA) San Francisco Chronicle, 5-19-1874

The Scene of Vasquez' Capture. • (San Francisco, CA) San Francisco Chronicle, 5-21-1874

Vasquez Captured • (Stockton, CA) Stockton Weekly Independent, 5-23-1874

Vasquez Captured • (New York, NY) The New York Times, 5-24-1874

Abdon Leiva's Version Of Vasquez gang Tres Pinos Massacre. • (San Francisco, CA) The Sunday Chronicle, 5-24-1874

Tiburcio Vasquez Trial and Murder Conviction At San Jose • Los Angeles Weekly Star, 1-16-1875

Vasquez Refused a New Trial By the Supreme Court • (San Jose, CA) The Weekly Argus, 3-13-1875

Final Statement of Tiburcio Vasquez • Morning Oregonian, 3-25-1875

The Execution Of Vasquez! • (Sacramento) The Daily Bee, 3-19-1875

Tiburcio Vasquez Hanged At San Jose • New York Tribune, 3-20-1875

Execution of Vasquez, the Bandit • Dallas Daily Herald, 3-21-1875

Bandit Vasquez' Raid on Kingston Recalled By Spectators • The Fresno Bee, 1-17-1937

The Haunts and Hideouts of Tiburcio Vasquez, by Will H. Thrall • So. Cal Historical Society Quarterly, June 1948

Stories of the Century: Tiburcio Vasquez Television Episode 1954.

Tiburcio Vasquez, Lover-Bandit by Dick Cox • Real West, November 1965


HS3020 - Tiburcio Vasquez, Bandit.

JE4001 - Tiburcio Vasquez: Portrait & Biography, 5-19-1874.

CA0010 - Tiburcio Vasquez's Spurs, Discovered in 1930s. (8 Views)

Gallery - Remnants of Kingston, Calif., Raided by Vasquez, 5-17-2014.


Borax
See also Borax (More)

Origins of the Sterling Borax Co.Acton Rooster 1907-1908.

Tick Canyon: Richest Borax Deposit Ever FoundLos Angeles Times, 11-17-1907.

Description & History of Borate Mining in Tick CanyonCA Div. of Mines 1954.

Philip Scorza Explores the Sterling Borax Mine 2007

An "Odd Couple" and Twenty Mules: The Fortune of the Sterling Borax Company in California's Santa Clarita Valleyby Edward Keebler, 12-13-2010

Stephen T. Mather: From SCV Borax Magnate to Founder of the National Park SystemExerpts from "Steve Mather of the National Parks" by Robert Shankland, 1951.

AP1813 - Sterling Borax Works in Tick Canyon (Multiple Views), ~1910s.


LW2362 - Tailings from the Sterling Borax Mine, 4-17-2013.

LW2381 - 2 Sterling Borax Mine Dwellings, 6 Views, 6-8-2013.

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