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

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.


– 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, 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.

LW2002 – Callahan’s Old West: Good Luck Charm, 2 Varieties, ~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.

LW2145 – Mel Brooks’ "Blazing Saddles" at Vasquez Rocks, 11 Views, 1974.

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

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.

See also Borax (More)

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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