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Walk of Western Stars History of Downtown Newhall by Arthur B. Perkins • HSSC Quarterly, December 1958.

Henry Newhall Builds An Empire by Leon Worden • The Signal, 6-7-1995

Kraszynski Sues to Recover Land Used for Original Oil Refinery at Lyon's Station, 1874.

Visit to Lyons Station to Check Out Oil Rumors, Los Angeles Herald, 3-28-1875.

The San Fernando (Incl. Newhall/Pico) Oil Region (Incl. Pioneer Refinery) Titusville Morning Herald • 1-9-1877

Campton's Store Explodes and House Burns Down in Arson Fire, 3-3-1882.

Death of H.M. Newhall • (San Francisco, CA) California Spirit of the Times and Underwriters' Journal, 3-18-1882

Description of Newhall Town & Pico Oil Equipment • Los Angeles Times, 9-26-1882.

Newhall of the 1880s by George Massie • Gold Prospector, September 1989

Ancient Order of United Workmen, Newhall Lodge No. 218 • 1880s

Severe Storms Wash Out SCV Train Tracks, Bridges • February-March 1884.

Southern Hotel Burns Down, 10-23-1888 • News Reports, October 1888.

George Campton Biography • Pen Pictures from the Garden of the World, 1889.

Newhall and Acton Men Fight for Hydraulic Mining • News Reports, 1-1892.

"Over the Range to the Golden Gate" (Excerpts: Descriptions of Newhall, Camulos, Mojave Desert, etc.), 1896 (1884).

Lancaster Bank Robbers Lead Posse to Newhall; 1 Dead Bakersfield Californian, 3-12-1924

Pioneer Oil Refinery 1876: The First Successful Refinery in California • ASME, 9-27-1975.

The 'Pioneer': California's First Successful Oil Refinery by Leon Worden • The Signal, July 1997

City Acts to Save Newhall's Pioneer Oil Refinery by Leon Worden • The Signal, 10-2-2004

Newhall By Any Other Name ... is Elayon by Leon Worden • The Signal, 2-24-2004

History of the Short-Lived Southern Hotel by Pat Saletore • The Gazette, Jan.-Feb. 2006

Newhall Chamber of Commerce: By-laws & First-Year Minutes • Organized 2-21-1923.

History of the Sheriff's Newhall Substation by Leon Worden • The Signal, 11-8-1996

Tom Frew & Sons, Newhall Blacksmiths by Ruth Waldo Newhall • The Gazette, December 1996

Dorothy Lewis Kupcha's Memoirs of Life in Newhall, 1918-1931 • December 2003

Hart Mansion Construction: Letter from Hart; Notes from Architect, 1926.

Newhall Businesses Moved for San Fernando Road Widening • The Signal, 6-6-1935

History of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church from Brunner's 1940 History

Arcadia-Wayman Street Oil Boom of 1948-49; Starts in C.M. MacDougall's Backyard • News Reports, 1948-1949.

Oil's Well that Ends Well: Milfred Yant's Long Con Pays Off at Confusion Hill • TIME Magazine, 12-19-1949.

Newhall County Water District: An Historical Perspective By Jennifer Hamilton • NCWD 1999 Annual Report

Perkins Perseverance: Part of SCV's Water History By Nancy Jordan • NCWD, June 2001

Bygone Days Of A Town Called Newhall by Judy Stevens • The Gazette, Feb.-March 1997

Disney to Donate Buffalo Herd to Hart Park • The Signal, 4-12-1962

Disney Donates Buffalo to Hart Park Ralph Story-CBS Radio Program, 4-16-1962.

Disney Buffalo Transferred to Hart Park • The Signal, 4-19-1962

County Letters: Hart Buffalo Herd Grows • 1962-64

Hart Bison Were Almost Burgers by Leon Worden • The Signal, 1-13-2001

Valley News Carrier Outing to Circle K Ranch, Whitney Canyon • Valley News, 2-5-1965

Phone Business Office (Pardee House) Has Seen Local History by A.B. Perkins • The Sentinel, 4-28-1965

Don G., Aggie & Newhall Hardware by Dan Hon • The Gazette, Nov.-Dec. 1995

Bobbie Trueblood's Old Newhall Memories by Ruth Waldo Newhall • The Gazette, Spring 1996

Revitalizing Newhall: An 80-Year Saga by Leon Worden • The Signal, 6-25-1997

Big Party Marks Newhall Hardware's 50th Anniversary by Leon Worden • The Signal, 8-13-1997

8th Street Home Popular with Vaudeville Greats by Norman & Cynthia Harris • Old Town Newhall Gazette, May-June 1998.

Chronological History of the Needham Ranch • 4-16-2002

Happy 55th Birthday, Newhall Hardware • Signal Editorial, 8-17-2002

Newhall Land Sold to Lennar-LNR by Leon Worden • The Signal, 1-28-2004

Henry Clay Needham: A Different Vision for Newhall by Leon Worden • Valley Living Magazine, February 2006

Downtown Newhall Historic Resources Survey & Impact Analysis • City of Santa Clarita, March 2005.

Downtown Newhall Specific Plan: Eligible/Potentially Eligible Properties (Superseded 2012) • Draft 2005, Adopted 2007.

1876: Southern Pacific Tunnels Through by Alan Pollack• Heritage Junction Dispatch, July-August 2010

Newhall Structures Considered For Proposed Historic Preservation Ordinance • August 2011

The Brothers Lyon and Their Stagecoach Station by Dr. Alan Pollack, Dispatch, Sep.-Oct. 2012

OLPH Catholic Church: Rooted in History, Looking to Future by Patti Rasmussen, 8-15-2013

Jones Family and the Newhall (former Swall) Hotel, 1920s-1950s by Patte Dee McKee, 3-18-2014

Memorial Day Afternoon at the Newhall A&W by Darryl Manzer, 5-27-2014


HS9029 - Wiley's Windlass, 1950s (modern drawing).

LW2304 - Surveyor's Map Showing Lyon's Station, 1875.

AP2311 - First House at Lyon's Station.

AP2306 - Toll House Below Beale's Cut, Post-1863.

AP0111 - Lyon's Station? ca 1870s.

SL2273 - Artist's Rendering of Newhall, 1878-80.

AP0607 - Railroad Avenue, ~1879.

Newhall Post Office

HS9027 - Envelope, Postmarked Newhall, 1-20-1881.

HS9028 - Envelope Addressed to Mrs. Ygnacio del Valle, Postmarked Newhall, 6-2-1884.

AL1893 - Postcard from John F. Powell, Ordering Pilsener beer, Postmarked Newhall, 6-20-1893.

LW2677 - Generic Postcard, Postmarked Newhall, 1-5-1914.

LW2702 - Postal Cover: Butterfield Overland Mail Centennial 1858-1958, Newhall Participates, Postmarked 10-8-1958.

AP0121 - 1878 Campton House, 8th & Spruce Street.

AP0615 - G. Campton's General Store, ~1880.

AP0616 - G. Campton's General Store, ~1880.

AP2926 - Pioneer Oil Refinery, ~1880. 55K.

LW2274 - Town View Showing Newhall School and Southern Hotel, 1879-1887.

AP2708 - Southern Hotel, 1878-1887.

HS2003 - Stagecoach at the Southern Hotel, 1880s.

HS2001 - Gifford Home, ~1880s. 195K.

AP1006 - J.O. Newhall's General Store, 1880s.

LW2137 - San Fernando Railroad Tunnel in Newhall, Stereo Card, ~1880s. 66K.

AL1883 - Wells Fargo Letter and Envelope from Newhall to Norwalk, CA, Postmarked Newhall, 5-18-1883.

AP0622 - 1884 Home of John & Sarah Gifford.

SL8702 - Panoramic View of Newhall Showing Southern Hotel, ~1887.

AP0403 - Railroad Avenue with Mule Teams, 1887.

AP2706 - Railroad Avenue with Mule Teams (labeled), 1887.

AP1012 - Commercial Fruit Drying Operation in Newhall, late 1880s.

TF8801 - Sam Smith's Blacksmith Shop, 1888.

AL1888 - Wells Fargo Letter and Envelope from Newhall to Norwalk, CA, Postmarked Newhall, 6-7-1888.

AP2632 - Plat Map of Newhall (detail), 1889. 115K.

AP3011 - St. John's Subdivision (Map), 1880s-90s.

AP0418 - Downtown Newhall, 1890-1891.

AP0602 - Newhall Train Depot, 1890s.

AP0112 - Railroad Avenue Panorama, 1890s.

AP0909 - Campton's General Store, 1890s.

HS9011 - Powell Home on Railroad Avenue, 1889-1896.

ap1010 - Powell Home on Railroad Avenue, 1890s-1900s.

AP0604 - Livery Stable, 1890s.

AP1528 - Livery Stable and 2nd Southern Hotel, ~1890-1900.

AP1529 - Dining Room, 2nd Southern Hotel, n.d.

HS0210 - Oil Exchange Saloon, 1890s.

LW2345 - Oil Exchange Saloon Tokens, circa 1890s, Unique.

MS0194 - Nick Rivera's Saloon, ~1890s.

LW2347 - Nick Rivera Saloon Token, circa 1890s, Unique.

LW2348 - S.P. Moore Pool Hall Token, circa 1890s, Unique.

LW2349 - A. Staudy/Stauty's Pool Hall Tokens, circa 1890s, Unique.

AL9201 - Billhead from G. Campton's General Store, 9-1-1892.

SW9801 - San Fernando (Train) Tunnel ~1898.

AL9901 - $500 Homeowners Insurance Policy FBO W.N. Forker, 6-8-1899.

LC0020 - Nick Rivera's Saloon, ~1900. 73K.

LC0010 - LaSalle's Meat Market, ~1900. 60K.

MS0157 - Railroad Avenue, ~1900.

AP2623 - Overview of Railroad Avenue, ~1900. 67K.

AP1617 - Ladies Shooting, ~1900.

HS9014 - John F. Powell at His Office in Newhall, 1903.

AP0105 - Gulley/Swall General Store & Meat Market, ~1904-1906.

AP0119 - Interior of Campton's General Store (as Lindenfeld & Landell), 1908.

AP0106 - Newhall Train Depot, 1909.

AP0109 - Spruce Street, ~1909.

LW2127 - San Fernando Railroad Tunnel in Newhall, Colorized Postcard, ~1910.

AP0516 - Railroad Avenue, ~1910.

AP1603 - Tom Frew's Blacksmith Shop, ~1910.

LW2201 - Postcard: "Greetings from Newhall, Cal.," ~1910s.

AL1911 - Postcard: "Birdseye View of Newhall, Cal.," ~1910s.

AP1725 - Hanging Tree on Railroad Avenue, ~1910s.

LW2223 - Pacific Coast Oil Co. Headquarters, ~1910s.

AP0727 - White Star Garage, Early 1910s.

LW2417 - Owens Valley Water Pipeline, ~1913.

LW2186 - Aqueduct Falls, aka The Cascades, South of Newhall, 1914.

LW2187 - Newhall Auto Tunnel, 1914 (2 Views).

AL1914 - Newhall (Auto) Tunnel, Photograph, ~1914.

AL1916 - Newhall Grade, ~1914.

LW2188 - Lunch on the Needham Ranch, 1914 (2 Views).

AP0703 - (First) OLPH Catholic Church, 1915-1961, 3 Views.

RL1601 - Downtown Newhall, Postcard, Marked 1916.

AP0719 - E. Chaix's Grocery Store, ~1916.

AP1524 - Spruce Street, 1916.

Trouble With Wobblies at Newhall and Saugus November-December 1916.

AP0704 - El-Dorado (Saloon) at Railroad & Market, ~1919.

AP0505 - Early Mixville in Newhall, c. 1916-1920.

AP1523 - Swall Hotel (Swall Block), 1920.

AP0723 - Frank Lassalle's Vineyard, Wiley Canyon, 1922.

GD2302 - Jesse Doty's Ford Garage (Interior), Multiple Photos, 1923.

GD2304 - Jesse Doty's Ford Garage (Exterior), Multiple Photos, 1923.

AP1622 - Fred R. Lamkin's Newhall Garage, 1920s.

AP0724 - Tom Frew II and Back Side of Blacksmith Shop, 1920s.

LW2113 - Newhall Movie Set, 1920s. 49K.

AL1932 - Fremont (Newhall) Pass, ~1920s.

AP0705 - Newhall (Auto) Tunnel Traffic, ~1920s.

LW2020 - Newhall (Auto) Tunnel, Color Postcard, 1920s.

AL1910 - Newhall (Auto) Tunnel, Real Photo Postcard, 1920s.

AL1920 - Newhall (Auto) Tunnel, South Portal, Real Photo Postcard, 1920s.

AL3033 - Newhall (Auto) Tunnel, South Portal, 2-7-1926.

AL2025 - Scene Near Newhall (Auto) Tunnel, Real Photo Postcard, 1920s.

AL1974 - Weldon Canyon, Newhall, Real Photo Postcard, ~1920s.

AP0234 - First Presbyterian Church (first structure), 1910s-20s.

AP0925 - Film Shoot at First Presbyterian Church, ~1920.

GR0210 - First Presbyterian Church (second structure), 1920s.

AP0227 - Postcard: Views of Newhall, 1920s.

AL1923 - Newhall Speed Limit Sign, Photograph, ~1920s.

LW2571 - Newhall Forest Ranger Station, 1923 | Corps Marks Forest's 75th Anniversary 1967.

AL3025 - Old Newhall Jail, 3-15-1925.

AL3026 - Old Newhall Jail, 6-14-1925.

SD0200 - Old Newhall Jail (1906-1939). Color Photo, 1960s.

AP0730 - Newhall Traffic Circle, ~1926.

LW2311 - Advertisement for Milleranche Development (Probably Wildwood Canyon), 4-11-1926.

SR2601 - French Village, ~1926.

AL1928 - Newhall Parade, ~1928.

FD2801 - L.A. County Fire: 1928 Soledad Division HQ, County Forestry Department, Newhall, 2 Views.

FD2803 - L.A. County Fire: Forestry (Fire) Pumper & 1928 Soledad Division HQ, Newhall.

FD2901 - L.A. County Fire: Asst. Fire Warden's 1929 Buick Squad Truck, Newhall.

SD0100 - Newhall Sheriff's Office, ~1928-1930.

HS9022 - Dam victims' bodies fill Newhall's Masonic hall, March 1928.

MO2901 - Travelers Kafe, San Fernando Road & 9th Street, 1929.

AL2029 - Pacific Telephone S Telegraph Directory with Newhall Listings, March, 1929.

JF3001 - Medicine Bottle from Newhall Pharmacy, 1920s-1930s.

SW3002 - Newhall Grade, Color Poscard, ~1930.

AP0735 - East Side of Spruce (Main), South of 8th, Early 1930s.

RB0007 - Newhall Constable's Office on Market Street, ~1930.

RB0004 - Prohibition: Newhall's Dry Squad (Multiple Views), ~1930.

LW2497 - Pioneer Oil Refinery, ~1930.

AP2822 - Market & Spruce, Snow in Winter 1931, 4 Views.

PH3101 - Christmas Tree in Newhall Traffic Circle, Winter 1931.

AC3102 - Spruce Street & Standard Station, Downtown Newhall, 7-25-1931. 57K

SD0110 - Newhall Sheriff's Office, 1930s. 69K.

SD0115 - Newhall Sheriff's Office, 1930s. 78K.

LW2413 - Weldon Canyon on US-99, Newhall. Real Photo Postcard, 1930s.

FD3301 - L.A. County Fire: 1933 White 600-Gal. Pumper in Newhall.

SW3301 - Map Showing Location of Original Pioneer Cemetery, 1933 (Comparison to 1966).

SW3302 - Map Showing Location of Lyon's Station, 1933 (Comparison to 1875).

LW2125 - W.C. Fields at Home in Newhall (2 Views), ~1935.

AP1535 - T.M. Frew & Sons Blacksmith Shop, 1936.

FD3701 - L.A. County Fire: Assistant Fire Warden's 1937 Chevy Carryall Suburban, Newhall.

AP1527 - Newhall Auto Tunnel Cut Lines, 1938.

AP1635 - Newhall Auto Tunnel Being Replaced, 1938.

AP0832 - Highway Replaces Newhall Auto Tunnel, 1938.

AL1939 - Newhall Train Depot, 1939. 101K.

DI4001 - Newhall 5-10-25 Cent Store, 1-14-1940.

LW2252 - Pioneer Oil Refinery, ~1940.

LW2499 - Pioneer Oil Refinery, Rear View, ~1940.

AP1516 - American Theater, ~1940s. Text by Bill Crowl.

LW2122 - Bridge Over Southern Pacific Railroad, Newhall Grade, 1940s?

FILM - Newsreel: Newhall Refinery On Fire, 1944.

HS9021 - Newhall Refinery Explosion ~1944.

AL1943 - Newhall Pharmacy ~1950.

LW2553 - Spruce & Market: Signal Gas, Newhall Pharmacy, Motor Stage Cafe, Etc. ~1950.

AL1944 - William S. Hart Home, Newhall, ~1940s.

JB4001 - Artifact: Newhall Dairy Farms Milk Bottle, ca. 1940s, Found in San Francisquito Canyon 10-15-2013.

JS4620 - Newhall Girl Scouts, 1946.

AP1835 - Havenstrite Oil Rig, ~1949 (3 Views).

AP2728 - Spruce Street, East Side, 8th to Market: M&N, Newhall Hardware, Safeway, more: 1948.

AP2722 - Spruce Street, West Side South of 8th: Newhall Refining, Losier's, Horton's, more: 1948.

AP2126 - Arcadia-Wayman Street Oil Boom, 9 Views, 1948-1949.

AP2522 - Pioneer Oil Refinery, 1950s.

AP1520 - First Presbyterian Church • Fellowship Hall, 1950s.

SD0120 - Newhall Sheriff's Office, 1950s.

SD0120a - Newhall Sheriff's Office (detail), 1950s.

AL1950 - William S. Hart Residence, Newhall, RPPC Postcard, ~1950s.

AL1958 - U.S. Forest Service, Newhall, 1950s.

BH0300 - Dr. Sarah L. Murray's Office, 1950-52.

AP0833 - Confusion Hill, c. 1950.

AP1036 - Original Pioneer Cemetery near Lyon's Station (Pre-move), ~1950s.

AP1037 - Sanford Lyon's Headstone in Original Pioneer Cemetery (Pre-move), ~1950s.

SW5201 - Old Newhall Jail, 2 Views, 1-10-1952.

LW2047 - Newhall Oil Property, Aerial Photo, 1952.

LW2048 - Newhall Oil Property, Aerial Photo, 1952.

LW2049 - Newhall Oil Property, Aerial Photo, 1952.

LW2495 - Natural Gas Metering Station, 2 Views, 1955.

RM5201 - Newhall Radio & Television Service Co., 1952-56 (4 Views).

AP0826 - Newhall County Library Dedication, 11-18-1957.

MG5801 - Happy Valley, Looking Toward Future Valencia, Jan. 1958.

FD5801 - L.A. County Fire: Station 73 Dedication, Newhall, July 1958.

HS0733 - Newhall Flower & Gift Shop, 24319, San Fernando Road, 1958.

HS0750 - Howdy Cleaners, San Fernando Road (2 Views), 1958-59.

HS5920 - Mel Knagg's Union Service, San Fernando Road, 1959.

HS5905 - Newhall Refinery, 1959.

HS0732 - Vanasen's Auto Electric Service, San Fernando Road (2 Views), 1959.

HS0748 - Newhall Paint, Newhall Appliances, Lorraine Cleaners, 1959.

BH5902 - Installing Christmas Street Decorations, San Fernando Road, 1950s.

AP1521 - Pardee House as Pacific Telephone Business Office, 1950s or early 1960s.

HS6001 - Mode O'Day Dress Shop, San Fernando Road (2 Views), 1960.

HS0749 - Bamboo Cafe, 10th & Spruce Streets, 1960.

HS0749b - Street Signs: Intersection of 10th & Spruce, 1960.

HS6115 - Mary Ellen's, San Fernando Road, 1961.

HS6101 - Newhall Hardware, San Fernando Road, 1961.

HS6105 - Newhall-Saugus Lumber, Valley Street, 1961.

HS6120 - Powell's Richfield Service, San Fernando Road, 1961.

HS6110 - William D. Ross, DDS, San Fernando Road, 1961.

OLPH081361 - First Mass in New OLPH Catholic Church Location, 8-13-1961.

AP1531 - Christmas Street Decorations, San Fernando Road, Early 1960s (2 Views).

LW2133 - Souvenir Marshal's Badge, William S. Hart Park, ~1960s

LW6901 - Golden State Memorial Hospital Advertisement, 1969.

LW7002 - Postcard, "Greetings From Friendly Valley," 1970.

LW2312 - Southern Pacific Passenger Train in the Snow, 12-19-1970.

FD7001 - L.A. County Fire: Station 73, Newhall, 1970s.

TN7301 - Plaza Theatre, Lyons Avenue, May 1973.

TN7302 - Plaza Theatre & Newhall Bowl, Lyons Avenue, May 1973.

TN7401 - Downtown Newhall in the Snow, 1-4-1974.

NH0100 - Newhall Hardware, 2-27-1976.

LW2102 - Downtown Newhall Walk of Western Stars Inductees, 1981-Present.

LW2697 - Way Station Coffee Shop, 2 Views, Summer 1995.

LW2513 - Newhall Hardware 50th Anniversary Celebration, 7 Views, 8-16-1997.

LW2180 - Pole Barn at William S. Hart Park, ~1998.

TS0101 - Bronze Plaques for Newhall Auto Tunnel, 2-2001.

LW2150 - Demolition: 24867 Walnut Street (A Bermite House). 8 Views, 1-6-2002.

LW2151 - Demolition: 24713 Arcadia Street. 3 Views, 1-6-2002.

LW2153 - Needham Ranch Tour with Mark Gates. 9 Views, 2-3-2002.

LW2425 - Gate-King Industrial Park Project Site Map (Needham Ranch), 2003.

LW2251 - Pioneer Oil Refinery's 150-bbl Cheesebox Still, 10-1-2004.

Video - Demolition of Moore's Sub Shop, 24158 San Fernando Road, 7-11-2007.

FD0801 - L.A. County Fire: Station 73, Newhall, 2008.

TV1201 - Avery Block Demolition (Wanjon-Automotive Technology), Multiple Views, 6-28-2012

OLPH1029102 - Groundbreaking: OLPH Catholic Church Parking Lot, 10-29-2012

TV1301 - Berry Petroleum Co.'s Placerita Oil Field, Multiple Views, 2-22-2013

SC1303 - Newhall Roundabout (Traffic Circle) at Newhall Ave. & Main Street: Design Plan.

SC1101 - Newhall Roundabout (Traffic Circle): Animation.

SC1302 - Newhall Roundabout (Traffic Circle): Locator Map.

SC1304 - Newhall Roundabout (Traffic Circle): Groundbreaking 7-23-2013.

SC1301 - Newhall Roundabout (Traffic Circle) Under Construction, 7 Views, 8-15-2013.

LW2485 - Newhall Roundabout (Traffic Circle) Takes Shape, 7 Views, 9-28-2013.

LW2501 - Newhall Roundabout (Traffic Circle) Construction, 7 Views, 10-13-2013.

Gallery - Marine Fossils, Newhall Creek (Placerita Canyon area), 7 Views, Collected 2014.

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