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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Newhall, California
Location of Newhall, California
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| This herd traces its roots to 1962, when Walt Disney donated a herd of American Bison to
William S. Hart Regional Park. To discourage inbreeding, the County of Los Angeles has exchanged some of its animals with other facilities over the years; . . . — — Map (db m129211) HM|
| The American Revolution was a war for independence between the thirteen American colonies and their parent country, Great Britain. When it was over, the colonies became the United States of America. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence . . . — — Map (db m125419) HM WM|
|This house was one of a group of cottages built by the Southern
California Edison Company to house employees in 1919 when the Edison substation in Newhall opened. The house was moved west of Saugus in 1925 when the new substation was completed, and . . . — — Map (db m119564) HM|
|Near where you are now standing, silent film comic Charlie Chaplin,
with Paulette Goddard at his side, appeared in the final scene of the epic comedy Modern Times. The film was released on February 5,
1936, nearly ten years into the talkie . . . — — Map (db m156484) HM|
In 1769 Spanish padres sent out by Father Junipero Serra recommended this property as a mission site. It became instead a farm and ranch for the San Fernando Mission.
A . . . — — Map (db m20114) HM|
|This vehicle was manufactured at about the same time the first internments were made in this cemetery – 1860. — — Map (db m20097) HM|
|The arch was originally constructed in 1926 to attract
visitors to John Evans Olmstead's Live Oak Manor Cacti
Gardens, a point of interest frequented by tourists and
sightseers along the "old” San Fernando Road, today's
Sierra Highway. The . . . — — Map (db m156748) HM|
| 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 . . . — — Map (db m154273) HM|
In 1839, the Mexican Government granted to
Antonio del Valle some 48,000 acres of
The Santa Clarita Valley known as the Del Valle Rancho.
On March 9, 1842, Francisco Lopez y Arbello, the brother-in-law of Antonio del Valle, visited the . . . — — Map (db m20112) HM|
|Francisco Lopez made California’s first authenticated gold discovery on March 9, 1842. While gathering wild onions near an oak tree in Placerita Canyon he found gold particles clinging to the roots of the bulbs. The San Fernando placers and nearby . . . — — Map (db m154261) HM|
|In 1875 the Star Oil Company, one of the predecessors of the Standard Oil Company of California, drilled its first Pico Canyon well, which yielded about one hundred barrels per day. The discovery resulted in the erection of the first commercial oil . . . — — Map (db m145418) HM|
|California's first oil refinery operated on a commercial scale, erected 1876. Restored by the Standard Oil Company of California in 1930 as a memorial to D. G. Scofield and his pioneer associates of the California Star Oil Works company, a . . . — — Map (db m165742) HM|
|The bell in the tower of this station was fabricated by the C.S. Bell Company of Hillsboro, Ohio. It weighs approximately 400 pounds and measures 30 inches in diameter at the base. The bell originally hung in the belfry of Saugus Elementary School, . . . — — Map (db m143725) HM|
|Presented the Medal of Honor on September 16, 1863 for gallantry in the Seven Day Battle and Peninsula Campaign
"Willie” was a five foot tall, eleven year-old drummer boy in Company D, Third Vermont Volunteers Infantry of the Union Army, . . . — — Map (db m150914) HM WM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m120773) HM|