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Near Newhall in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lyons Station

 
 
Lyons Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 25, 2020
1. Lyons Station Marker
Inscription.  
This site was the location of a combination store, post office, telegraph office, tavern, and stage depot accommodating travelers during the Kern River gold rush in the early 1850s. A regular stop for Butterfield and other early California stage lines, it was purchased by Sanford and Cyrus Lyons in 1855, and by 1868 at least twenty families lived here. Eternal Valley Memorial Park has called their final resting place "The Garden of the Pioneers."

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 688

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with Eternal Valley Memorial Park; The History and Landmarks Association of the San Fernando and Antelope Valley Parlors, Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West, and San Fernando Mission Parlor No. 280, Native Daughters of the Golden West, November 22, 1959
 
Erected 1959 by Calif. State Parks Comm., Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Native Sons & Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 688.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks
Lyons Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 15, 2012
2. Lyons Station Marker
Notable PlacesRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
 
Location. 34° 21.73′ N, 118° 30.441′ W. Marker is near Newhall, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Sierra Highway 0.2 miles south of Newhall Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in front of the chapel in Eternal Valley Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23287 Sierra Highway, 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. Last Horse Drawn Hearse of Los Angeles County (within shouting distance of this marker); Eternal Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Live Oak Manor Rock Arch (approx. half a mile away); Pioneer Oil Refinery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Edison House (approx. 1.2 miles away); End of an Era
Lyons Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 19, 2009
3. Lyons Station Marker
The marker was previously in a slightly different location.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); William S. Hart Park and Museum (approx. 1˝ miles away); American Bison (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newhall.
 
More about this marker. It appears that the marker was moved from behind the tree to in front of the tree sometime between 2009 and January 2012.
 
Regarding Lyons Station. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.688 on July 31, 1959.
 
Lyons Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By California OHP
4. Lyons Station Marker
The Marker photo posted on the California Office of Historic Preservation website.
Lyons Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 15, 2012
5. Lyons Station Marker
The Memorial Chapel and the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 19, 2009
6. The Memorial Chapel and the Marker
The marker in front of the tree is a 9/11 memorial.
Sign at Entrance to Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 19, 2009
7. Sign at Entrance to Cemetery
Garden of Pioneers image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 19, 2009
8. Garden of Pioneers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2009. This page has been viewed 1,826 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on August 5, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on September 25, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   2. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3, 4. submitted on June 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   5. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   6, 7, 8. submitted on June 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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