Newhall in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Saugus School Bell
Erected 2000 by Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society, and City of Santa Clarita.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔 series list.
Location. 34° 22.756′ N, 118° 31.613′ W. Marker is in Newhall, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Market Street and Railroad Avenue. At the Newhall train station.Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24300 Railroad Avenue, Newhall CA 91321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William J. Johnston Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Revolution (approx. 0.2 miles away); William S. Hart Park and Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); End of an Era (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Bison (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edison House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pioneer Oil Refinery (approx. ¾ mile away); Eternal Valley (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newhall.
Regarding Saugus School Bell. When the school closed in 1978, this bell was on display in front of the school as part of a memorial to victims of the St. Francis Dam Disaster.
Recent research has found that this bell is actually from a school that was destroyed in the flood. The school was not rebuilt because most of the students perished along with their families when the dam broke. The bell was recovered, and displayed at the Saugus School as a memorial.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. — St. Francis Dam Disaster sites.
Also see . . . Saugus School Bell’s History. (Submitted on September 27, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on December 21, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 21, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.