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

William S. Hart Park and Museum

 
 
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By Craig Baker, July 18, 2018
1. William S. Hart Marker
Inscription.  William S. Hart Park and Museum is the former ranch and home of the world famous Western silent film actor and director, William S. Hart. Today, guests visiting the park may enjoy a vast picnic area, a live collection of farm animals, a herd of American bison, a series of hiking trails, campgrounds, a Western-themed gift store, and Heritage Junction, which is a collection of historic buildings significant to the Santa Clarita Valley.

The Museum is the beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival style mansion atop the hill. Docent-led tours through this historic home highlight Mr. Hart’s impressive collection of Western artwork by noted artists Charles M. Russell, Frederic Remington, and Joe de Yong, as well as costumes and props from early Hollywood, personal furnishings and effects, and artifacts representing multiple Native American cultures.

The Museum also includes an historic 1910 Ranch House, located just inside the gate, which exhibits Hart’s tack and saddle collection, personal furnishings, and additional Hollywood memorabilia.

William S. Hart Park, which opened in 1958, is registered California Point of Historical Interest,
William S. Hart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 18, 2018
2. William S. Hart Marker
Located outside the park’s pedestrian gate, on Newhall Ave.
No. 564.
 
Erected by County of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 564.)
 
Location. 34° 22.582′ N, 118° 31.565′ W. Marker is in Newhall, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Newhall Avenue and Main Street, on the left when traveling west on Newhall Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24151 Newhall 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. American Revolution (approx. 0.2 miles away); End of an Era (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saugus School Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edison House (approx. ¼ mile away); American Bison (approx. ¼ mile away); Pioneer Oil Refinery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eternal Valley (approx. 1.4 miles away); Last Horse Drawn Hearse of Los Angeles County (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newhall.
 
More about this marker. The 1927 mansion is open Wed-Sun 11-4 with free tours on the hour. Access requires a short hike to the top of the hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hart Museum. (Submitted on July 23, 2018.)
2. Walk of Western Stars. Located along the sidewalks just outside of Hart Park. (Submitted on July 25, 2018.) 
 
Categories. EntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas
 
Hart Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 18, 2018
3. Hart Mansion
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By Craig Baker, July 18, 2018
4. Marker at Mansion
“This park has been dedicated by William S. Hart for the benefit of the American public of every race and creed.” Placed by request of William S. Hart.
Inside the Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 18, 2018
5. Inside the Mansion
Photo on Display in the Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 18, 2018
6. Photo on Display in the Mansion
Ranch House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 18, 2018
7. Ranch House
Inside the Ranch House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 18, 2018
8. Inside the Ranch House
Nearby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 18, 2018
9. Nearby Marker
William S. Hart is an honoree on the Walk of Western Stars in Newhall.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on July 25, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   7, 8, 9. submitted on July 25, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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