Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures




"Three-fingered Bob" (or Jack?) Slays Unarmed Rival in Drunken Brawl • News Reports, 1889.

The Hunt for Harriet Farmer's Killer News Reports, 1890.

Newhall and Acton Men Fight for Hydraulic Mining • News Reports, 1-1892.

2 Killed When Locomotive Explodes Between Ravenna, Acton San Diego Union (AP), 9-21-1902.

Broome Killing Reopens Questions About Hattie Farmer's Murder Los Angeles Sunday Herald, 1-25-1903.

Judge Deals with "Undesirable" Boys in Acton News reports, 1909.

Acton Hotel Burns, Postmaster Faces Charge The Newhall Signal, 10-25-1945

Meryl Adams: Tales of the Acton Post Office • Audio Recording 8-17-1977

Governor Mine: Gold Miner Hits Bad Air Pocket, Falls to Death, 10-19-1984 News reports, 1984-1985

Mrs. Herbert Hoover Tells of Time in Acton by Meryl Adams, 1988.

Alberta Platz Bell's Ravenna Memories12-2-1988.

Mrs. Herbert Hoover Corrects Record About Her Summers in Acton by Alan Pollack, 1-2010.

Showdown or Murder? Revisiting the 1903 Acton Feud (Part 1) by Alan Pollack, 3-2013.

Feud Rips Acton Apart, Ends in Death and Verdict (Part 2) by Alan Pollack, 5-2013.

Shootout at Darcy's (1972) by Jo Anne Darcy, The Acton Rooster 1991.

Governor Mine: Geological Data & Field Reconnaissance, with Interior Diagrams 7-2-2014.

Acton Rock Crusher

LW2829 - Acton Rock Crusher Ruins, Multiple Views, 7-15-2015.

Acton Rehab

PU1702 - Tuberculosis Camp, 16 Views, 1940-1957.

A Day in the Life at Acton Rehab • by Leon Worden, 11-27-1996.

Blum Ranch

The Blum Ranch Story, 1891-1991 by Ray & Elizabeth (Blum) Billet.

LW3805 - Masonry by George Blum Sr.: St. Anthony's Seminary, Santa Barbara, 1898/1900.

LW3804 - Blum Ranch House Under Construction, 11-8-1915.

AP3310 - Blum Ranch, June 1924.

PC3701 - Bertha & Emma Blum of Acton; Newhall School Teachers, 1937.

LW3803 - Elizabeth Blum, (the First) Miss Acton, 1952.

BB6001 - Original Hand-Drawn Map of Pre-1908 Acton Area Ranches, by George J. Blum, 1960.

LW2101 - Blum Ranch & Homestead House (6 Contemporary Views), 3-12-2001.

LW2105 - Blum Ranch Fruit Label.

LW3802 - Blum Ranch: Original Fruit Label Artwork.

LW2974 - Blum Ranch Property Listed For Sale, Multiple Views, March 2017.

LW3676 - Photo Gallery: Acton Homesteader George Blum's Stonecutting Tools Preserved, 2019.

LW3684 - Photo Gallery: Pieces of 1891 L.A. County Courthouse, Worked On By George Blum of Acton.

LW3801 - Blum Ranch, Acton: George Blum Sr.'s Swiss Travel Trunk.

LW3800 - Blum Ranch: Quarter-Circle G Branding Iron.

Sarah Robinson Tombstone

Mysterious Grave Marker Discovered, Agua Dulce-Acton Area • Police Report, Palmdale Sheriff's Station, 8-4-2014.

Historical Acton Tour
Take the Tour
Legacy: Jo Anne Darcy
Memorable Times

AP0605 - Central Pacific Locomotive Offloading Ties for Railroad Construction, 1870s.

AP3125 - Original Acton School, 8/25/1889.

PT9001 - Red-Brick Soledad School, Original R.E. Nickel Cabinet Card, Early 1890s.

AP3237 - Soledad School, ~1890. Photograph by R.E. Nickel.

AP1836 - Red Rover Mine: Miners and Ore Body, 1890.

AP3213 - Henry T. Gage & the Red Rover Mine, 1890-1912.

LW2243 - Lou Henry (Hoover) at R.E. Nickel's Store, 8-22-1891.

AP3105 - Black Cat Gold Mine, San Gabriel Mountains, ~1890s.

LW3526 - Envelope Postmarked Jan. 2, 1894; R.E. Nickel, Postmaster.

SB1801 - Business Card of Paul Bachert, Discount General Merchant, 1894-1903.

DO1701 - SPRR Section House, Other Structures on Soledad, ~1894-1906.

LW3484 - Envelope Addressed to Fred W. Gross, 9-22-1908.

LW3183 - Letter from Ed Brough to Fred Gross, 1910: Reopening of Red Rover Mine.

AP3218 - Red Rover Mine, Overview 1911.

AP3216 - Red Rover Mine: 5-Stamp Mill, 2 Views, 1911.

AP3221 - Red Rover Mine: New Shaft House, 1911.

AP3132 - Acton Hotel (front view), ~1910s.

AP2218 - Acton Hotel (side view), ~1910s.

AP9015 - J.J. Haisch General Store 1910s.

LW2943 - SPRR Section House; Mount Gleason in Background, 1920s?

AP3107 - John F. Duehren Home ~1920s.

LW3372 - Postcard: Correspondence from Chester Smith, Postmarked Acton, 9-28-1921.

AP3103 - J.J. Haisch General Store 1923.

AP3303 - Acton Postmaster & General Merchant John J. Haisch, ~1920s.

AP3112 - Acton Community Presbyterian Church ~1920s.

LW2590 - Marriage License: Rudolph F. Nickel & Viola E. Percival, 7-16-1926.

DO3001 - Richard E. Nickel (Albert Freese) Home, ~1930s.

AP2217 - Acton Hotel On Fire, 1945.

AL2033 - Acton Depot, ca. 1930's-1940's.

AP3314 - Santa Clara River Overflows, Great Flood of 3-2-1938.

DO3801 - Flooding at Crown Valley & Cory (R.E. Nickel Home), Great Flood of 3-2-1938?

AP3101 - Acton Structures Lost to Flooding, 1938-41.

DO1702 - SPRR Section House, Other Structures on Soledad, 1950s.

LW2627 - Acton Grocery and Post Office, Desert magazine, February 1957.

LW3204 - Colombo Lilac and Peony Ranch, Postcard 1958.

LW2056 - Acton Post Office: 75th Anniversary Cover, 5-5-1962.

DB6302 - L.A. Mayor Sam Yorty at AV Freeway Dedication at Ward Road, 8-23-1963.

LW3615 - Film: Acton Scenes in "The Silencers" with Dean Martin, 1966.

JD6801 - Matchbooks from Darcy's Acton '49er Saloon, c. 1968.

JD6874 - Acton Fourth of July Parade, 1968.

JK0078 - Southern Pacific Train Wreck, 1967-70.

JK0076 - Southern Pacific Railroad Features, 1967-70.

JK0024 - Foundation of Stamp Mill (Gold Ore Crusher), 1970.

JK0082 - Acton Grocery and Post Office, 1970.

JK0083 - Hotel (pre-1963) and Taylor Land Co. Office (1970) on Crown Valley Road.

JD7201 - Shootout at the Acton '49er, Antelope Valley Press, December 1972.

BB7402 - Fourth of July 1974 at Darcy's '49er.

Buck Ware's Soledad Sands Park • Advertisement, 1976.

JD7101 - Acton Turkey War with AM radio jock Dick Whittington, 4 Views, 1977.

HS9024 - Santa Fe (Band) at Acton Turkey War, 1977.

LW3549 - Matchbook Cover: Countryway Kitchen, 1970s.

LW3616 - Boy Scout Patch: Camporee, Soledad Sands, 1978.

LW3220 - Thousand Trails Soledad Canyon Resort, Postcard 1981.

KL8501 - Actress Tippi Hedren at Shambala Preseve in Acton, 2 Views, Photos by Ken Lubas, 1985.

LW3700 - Acton '49er Saloon Belt Buckle; CORRECTS Acton Hotel & Saloon History.

LW3743 - Seasoned with Grace: A Collection of Recipes by Crown Valley Community Church (Cookbook), 1998.

Video - Grand opening of Acton-Agua Dulce Christopher Colombo Brevidoro Library, 9-29-2010.

LW2589 - Acton Hotel Site, 32003 Crown Valley Road | Site Prep for Acton Market Country Store, 2013.

HB1301 - Graves of Harriet Farmer & Nancy Melrose, 3-16-2013.

LW2538 - Red Rover Mine, 7 Views, 12-14-2013.

LW2539 - Governor (aka New York) Mine, 13 Views, 12-14-2013.

Video - Flash Flood Strands Motorists on Crown Valley Road, Acton, 8-3-2017.

Trailer: "El Camino Christmas" (Netflix 2017) at Middleton Ranch.

LW3219 - Thousand Trails Soledad Canyon RV & Camping Resort, Slide Show 2018.

LW3191 - 5-Stamp Mill, Puritan Mine, 40 Views, 2018.

HS9910 - Regulator Clock from Soledad School Donated to SCV Historical Society, 10-28-2022.

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