Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures



Ethnography of Castaic by Jerry Reynolds • The Signal, n.d.

Castaic Range War (Chormicle-Jenkins)

The Story of Ranger Bill Jenkins of Castaic, 1835-1916 by Samuel Lanner Kreider, 4-16-1952.

Castaic Range War: Jenkins-Chormicle Feud Revisited by Dr. Alan Pollack, Heritage Junction Dispatch, Sept.-Oct. 2014.

Castaic Range War Left Up to 21 Dead, by Cecilia Rasmussen • Los Angeles Times-Metro, 4-15-2001

Murder Trial: Wm. C. Chormicle and the Castaic Range War • Los Angeles Times, 1890 (26 Parts)

1910 U.S. Census: Fred & Frances Cooke and William W. Jenkins Families

NorthLake Development

Cultural Resources, NorthLake Specific Plan Area Los Angeles County, February 2007.

NorthLake NOP / Initial Study Los Angeles County, 3-24-2015.

Historic Graves on the Jenkins Lazy Z Ranch

Castaic Pioneers Properly Rebured by Leon Worden • Old Town Newhall Gazette, May-June 1998.

The Mysterious Gunshot Death of Margaret Routledge, 1-24-1916.

Air Mail Mishap Over Castaic: Pilot Parachutes to Safety, 10-26-1927.

Castaic Oil

Castaic Oil Company News reports, 1910.

Jenkins No. 1 Oil Well News reports, 1925.

Construction to Start at New Jail in Castaic • The Signal, 12-2-1938

Marylynn Winkler (Butters), Heroine from Romero Canyon

LW2596 – Heroism of 9-year-old Marylynn Winkler (Butters) Celebrated in True Comics strip 4-18-1943

Fires Impact History of Winkler Homestead in Romero Canyon by Margie Anne Clark • The Signal, 9-23-2001

Army P-38 Fighter Crashes at Wayside in Castaic; Pilot Leaps to Death 6-30-1943

Construction Begins on Castaic Dam Compass (Pacific Telephone Co.), 8-8-1966.

Bylaws of Castaic Area Town Council Inc. (CATC) 7-19-2000

History of Wayside Honor Rancho / Pitchess Detention Center • LASD, n.d. (2002)

Castaic Junction: James Dean’s Last Stop Before Immortality? by Josh Premako • The Signal, 9-30-2005

SR-126/Commerce Center Drive Interchange

Castaic Union School District

Castaic High School Site (Hart District)

Castaic High School Site: DEIR: Cultural Resources. The Planning Center | DC&E, July 2012

LW2442 – Maps & Renderings, Castaic High School Site.

TV1303 – Groundbreaking 5-8-2013.

LW0070 – Fish Canyon Bedrock Mortars & Cupules (2 Views).

LW0071 – Fish Canyon Rock Shelter.

LW0060 – Scallop Shell Fossils, Castaic Valley.

LW2597 – Tataviam Ceremonial Bar, 1970 Elderberry Canyon Dig, 4 Views.

LW2598 – Tataviam Blue Steatite Cup, 1970 Elderberry Canyon Dig, 5 Views.

LW2599 – Tataviam Projectile Points (4), 1970 Elderberry Canyon Dig.

AP2205 – Dolores Cook Family and Cordovas at Cordova Ranch ~1886.

AP2219 – William W. Jenkins’ Lazy Z Ranch ~1895.


– Castaic Train Station, 1909.

LW2709 – Edison Castaic Substation at Castaic Junction, December 1910.

LW2707 – Pacific Light & Power Co. (Later Edison) Castaic Patrol Station, 12-4-1916.


– Sam Parson’s General Store and Castaic Post Office, ~1917.


– Metal-truss Auto Bridge Across Santa Clara River at Castaic Junction, Color Postcard (mislabeled Castaic Creek), 1920s.

EJ2807 – Auto Bridge at Castaic Junction: St. Francis Flood Damage, 1928.

HR2001 – Ridge Route: Speed Limit Warning Sign, Castaic, 1920s.

LW2026 – Castaic Valley & Lake (near Lebec), Color Postcard, c. 1920s.

LW2579 – Castaic Junction: Location of Estancia & Milk House, 3-18-1928.

HS2811 – Telephone Company Crew, 3 Miles West of Castaic Junction, ~1928.

SG0923 – Norman C. Winkler Homestead in Romero Canyon, 12 Views.

AC3103 – Road Through Castaic Junction, 7-25-1931.

AL2098 – Downer’s La Torre Cafe in Castaic, Official San Joaquin Valley-Sierra Visitor’s Guide, 1937.

HB3901 – Bill Barbour’s Silver Championship Buckle, 1939 Castaic Rodeo.

HS4001 – Newhall Ranch House at Castaic Junction, n.d. (early 20th Century), Multiple Views.

LW2817 – Tip’s Restaurants, Wooden Menu, 1940s-50s.

HS5910 – Castaic Clay Manufacturing Co. (Castaic Brick), 1959.

LW2148 – Tip’s Restaurant Matchbooks, 1950s-60s.

LW2494 – Boat Launch at Castaic Lake, April 1972.

LW2470 – Supervisor Warren Dorn and Amean G. Haddad at Castaic Lake Dedication, 7-12-1972.

LW2820 – Matchbook Cover: J’s Coffee Shop & Castaic Junction Restaurant, 1976.

WA1980 – Castaic Lake Water Agency Facility at Castaic Lake, 1980.

Trailer: Roger Corman’s "Dinocroc," Filmed at Castaic Lake (2004).

Gallery – Alvino Romero’s 1912 Homestead Cabin in Romero Canyon, 13 Views, 3-28-2014.

Gallery – Ruins of Norman Winkler’s 1921 Homestead House in Romero Canyon, 8 Views, 3-28-2014.

Gallery – Ruins of Auto Bridge Over Santa Clara River at Castaic Junction, 23 Views, 5-5-2014.

WA1501 – Drought-stricken Castaic Lake Reservoir at 33 Percent of Capacity, 2-19-2015.

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