Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

A Golden Spike.
Sept. 5, 1976.

By Marie Harrington

The Story of the Completion of the
Southern Pacific — San Joaquin Valley Line
Between Los Angeles and San Francisco
September 5, 1876


I. The Beginning
II. The Golden Spike
III. The Banquet
IV. Lang


In any research project there are always dedicated persons who give graciously of their time and knowledge to aid a questioning author. I wish to thank Charlotte Payne, Department of Special Collections, UCLA; Betty Ellison and Jane Buckley of the history department of the Los Angeles Central Library; Mimi White, Valencia County Library; Arthur Evans and Carl Eppich, Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society; Jean Bruce Poole, California Historical Society, San Marino and from the San Fernando Valley Historical Society, Elva Meline and Ruth Ruiz.

Published For The Centennial Celebration
September 5, 1976
by the
San Fernando Valley Historical Society, Inc.
Mission Hills, California
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