Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Ridge Route & US-99 | Lebec, Tejon
Also Pyramid, Gorman, Frazier Park

The Trail to Kashtiq by John R. Johnson • Calif. Journal of Anthropology, Winter 1978
Pyramid Lake and Substation Mark 26th Year by Estelle Foley, August 2000
Recollections of a Boy Ranger by Mike Shuman, July 1998
Story of the Ridge Route by Harrison Scott • California Historian, Summer 1997
A History of Gorman by Bonnie Ketterl Kane, March 2002
ACR 98: 1915 Ridge Route Highway Historical Monument, by Assemblyman George Runner, 7-20-2001.
Memories of The Tumble Inn by Paul T. Mill, November 2000

AL1903 - Gorman, Cyanotype Photograph, 1903.
LW2010 - Piru Canyon Bridge, Color Postcard, 1910s.
LW2210 - The Tumble Inn Hotel and Restaurant, 1910s-20s.
LW2190 - Climbing the Tejon Grade, 1914.
CT1502 - Road Construction: Steel Reinforcement, 8-7-1915.
CT1501 - Road Construction: Leveling Pavement, 8-18-1915.
SR1601 - National Forest Inn, ca. 1916.
LW2202 - Sandberg's Summit Hotel. Postcard, 1920.
AL2066 - Sandberg's Summit Hotel. Real Photo Postcard, 8-1920.
LW2185 - National Forest Inn, Real Photo Postcard, ~1920.
AL1921 - National Forest Inn, Travelers on the Ridge Route (2 Views), Photographs, 4-20-1920.
AL1930 - National Forest Inn, Business Card, ~1920s.
LW2041 - Ridge Route, Elev. 4,000 feet, 1920s.
HS9017 - Ridge Route: Serpentine Drive, Real Photo Postcard.
LW2136 - Looking Toward Piru Canyon, Tinted Postcard, 1920s.
LW2012 - Bridge Across Castaic Creek, Color Postcard, 1920s.
LW2017 - Winding to the Summit, Color Postcard, 1920s.
LW2008 - Swede's Cut, Color Postcard, 1920s.
LW2009 - Climb to Swede's Cut, Color Postcard, 1920s.
LW2021 - Grapevine Grade & Straightaway, Color Postcard, 1920s.
LW2032 - Sandberg's Summit Hotel, Color Postcard, ~1920s.
AL2060 - Caswell's Hotel, Store, And Garage, Color Postcard, ~1920s.
AL2079 - Ridge Route Winding Through the Hills, Real Photo Postcard, ca. 1920s.
AL1974 - Weldon Canyon, Newhall, Real Photo Postcard, ca. 1920s.
AL2074 - Pan American Pipeline Construction Camp, ~1925.
AL2094 - Auto Wreck Near Gorman, Photograph, 9-5-1925.
AL1927 - Ridge Route Between Hotel Lebec and Fort Tejon, Photograph, ~1926.
AL2065 - Caswell's Hotel, Store, And Garage, Photograph,1930.
AL1903 - Gorman Cafe, Hotel, and Garage, Photograph, ca. 1930s.
LW2413 - Weldon Canyon on US-99, Newhall. Real Photo Postcard, 1930s.
AL2089 - Hwy. 99, "Ridge Route Cutoff, Hwy 99 South of Bakersfield, California," Real Photo Postcard, 1930's.
LW2236 - Highway 99: North side of Grapevine, 1934.
AL2097 - Golden State Highway, U.S. 99, Ridge Section, Official San Joaquin Valley-Sierra Visitor's Guide, 1937.
AL2096 - Holland's Summit Cafe on U.S. Hwy 99, Official San Joaquin Valley-Sierra Visitor's Guide, 1937.
AL2098 - Downer's La Torre Cafe in Castaic, Official San Joaquin Valley-Sierra Visitor's Guide, 1937.
DI3701 - Ridge Route Road / US-99, 4-26-1937.
LW2450 - Pioneer Aviator, Passenger Killed in Crash of Light Plane, 4-9-1937.
AL2088 - Hwy. 99, "Easy Climbing On the Ridge Route Between Bakersfield and Los Angeles, California," Postcard, 1938.
AL2064 - The Ridge Route Rambler (newspaper), Vol 1, Number 1, 5-23-1939.
AL2076 - Holland's Summit Cafe on U.S. Hwy 99, Frasher Real Photo Postcard, 1940s.
LW2013 - Traveling the Ridge, Linen Postcard, 1940s. Color, 130K.
AL1946 - Grapevine on the Ridge, Postcard, 1940s. Color, 109K.
AL2068 - Grapevine Station and Cafe, Real Photo Postcard, 1940s.
AL2070 - Grapevine Station and Cafe, 2nd View, Real Photo Postcard, 1940s.
LW2237 - Highway 99: South side of Grapevine, 1943.
PM0000 - The Tumble Inn (Mountainview Lodge), 5 Views + Diagram, 1944. Color.
LW2025 - Hwy. 99, "Winding Through the Mountains," Linen Postcard, ca. 1950. Color, 163K.
AL2083 - Hwy. 99, "On the Ridge Route Between Los Angeles and Bakersfield, California," Linen Postcard, ca. 1950.
AL2084 - Hwy. 99, "Piru Canyon Bridge," Linen Postcard, ca. 1950.
AL2051 - Hwy. 99, "The Grapevine," Real Photo Postcard, ca. 1950's. Color.
AL2052 - Gorman Motel and Restaurant, Real Photo Postcard, ca. 1950s. Color.
SU5527 - Truck Traffic on Highway 99 South of Bakersfield (3 Views), 1955.
AL2080 - Hwy. 99, Winding Through the Mountains; Real Photo Postcard, 1958.
AL2081 - Hwy. 99, Divided Highway; Real Photo Postcard, 1958.
SU6001 - Sandberg's Summit Hotel, 1960.
SU6002 - Ridge Route Road Bed, 1960.
SU6003 - Ridge Route Highway, 1960.
AL2077 - Caravan Motor Inn, Gorman, Advertising Postcard, ca. early 1960s.
AL2082 - Hwy. 99, Rambling Along the Ridge Route; Real Photo Postcard, 1963.
3 Missouri Family Members Killed, 1 Survives Gorman-Area Plane Crash 12-30-1964
JK0021 - (3) Views from the Ridge Route, 1967-70.
LW2213 - Liebre Summit on the Ridge Route (6 Views), 2-19-2006.
LW2214 - Sandberg Inn site on the Ridge Route (6 Views), 2-19-2006.
CT0801 - Ridge Route Dedicated as Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, Pyramid Lake, 3 Views, Caltrans 10-18-2008.
LW2658 - Pyramid Lake (SWP Reservoir), 2 Views, 4-7-2014.
Tejon Ranch

Timeline: History of Tejon Ranch • Tejon Ranch Co. 2014.
LW2521 - Map of (Pre-Rancho) Castec, ~1842
LW2580 - Plat Map of Rancho Castac by E.F. Beale, 11-8-1862
AL1902 - Cowboys of Castaic and Tejon Ranch, Stereoview Photograph, July 5, 1902.
LW2600 - Butterfield Overland Mail Co.'s Sinks of Tejon Station, Multiple Views, 4-8-2014.

Fort Tejon

1857 Fort Tejon Earthquake • Caltech: Southern California Earthquake Data Center.
1857 Fort Tejon Earthquake: SoCal's Last Real "Big One" by Aron J. Meltzner, CalTech • Post Return, January 1998.
1857: The Big One Rocks Ft. Tejon by Alan Pollack • Heritage Junction Dispatch, January-February 2011.
The Fort Tejon Earthquake of 1857 • (New York) Harper's Weekly, 2-21-1857
Plan for Hotel at Fort Tejon (not built) • Los Angeles Star, 6-26-1858
The Mystery of Peter Lebeck and the X Bear by Dr. Alan Pollack • Dispatch, Sept.-Oct. 2009
JJ1002 - Serrano Indian at Fort Tejon, ca. 1900.
LW2527 - Fort Tejon Inn ~1940.
LW2129 - Enlisted Men's Barracks (~1854) at Fort Tejon, 2001.
LW2544 - The Lebec Oak & Peter Le Beck's 1837 Grave Marker, 7 Views, 2001.
LW2128c - Inscribed Bark from the Lebeck Oak, 2 Views, 2001.
LW2543 - Sculpture: Peter Lebeck and the Grizzly Bear, 3 Views, 2013.


Naked Hunter Retrieves Shotgun from (Original) Castaic Lake • Bakersfield Californian, 11-22-1915
Legend of Indian Massacre at Castaic Lake, Lebec • News Report, 1927.
AL1917 - Lebec, Calif., on the Ridge Route. Postcard, 1917.
CU1920 - General Petroleum, Lebec Station, Real Photo Postcard, ca. 1920s.
CU1921 - General Petroleum, Lebec Station, Real Photo Postcard, ca. 1920s.
LW2026 - Castaic Valley & Lake (near Lebec), Color Postcard, ca. 1920s..
AL1926 - Tourists in Front Of Hotel Lebec (3 Views), Photographs, ca. 1926.
ES1927 - Tourist in Front Of Hotel Lebec, Photograph, 1927. 127K.
SR2801 - Dance Hall at National Forest Inn, 1928.
LW2029 - Hotel Lebec, Postcard, 1920s-30s..
AL1975 - Hotel Lebec, Postcard, 1920s-30s.
LW2211 - Hotel Lebec, Linen Postcard, ca. 1920s.
LW2083 - Col. Charles Lindbergh Goes Gliding in Lebec (14 Views), 1930.
DI3001 - Hotel Lebec, Late 1930s.
LW2112 - Hotel Lebec Coffee Shop, Postcard, 1940s.
AL2067 - Hotel Lebec Coffee Shop and Richfield Service Station, Frasher Real Photo Postcard, 1940s.
AL2099 - Lebec Hotel and Ranch, Cocktail Room-Dining Room Napkin, 1940s.
AL2085 - Hotel Lebec, Postcard, 9-23-1952.
RK5701 - Lebec Lodge (Hotel), 1957.
LW2351 - Top Of The Vine Casino (Lebec) Gaming Chips, 1995-1999.
LW2269 - Lamp Posts from Hotel Lebec, 9-23-2012.
LW2505 - Lebec Hotel Site, 10-22-2013.
LW2504 - Don Pedro Fages, Calif. Historical Landmark No. 263 (Placed 1938; Photo 2013).

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