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HS0099 - Site Map: Heritage Junction Historic Park.

HS5802 - County Report: Intent to Purchase Frew Addition to Hart Park (Future Heritage Junction), 7-18-1958.

LW2094 - Street Sign Replaced at Heritage Junction, 2-1-2001.

Video: Olde Town Days at Heritage Junction, 4-28-1991.

CM1001 - Photo Gallery: Fun Times at Heritage Junction Historic Park (11 Views), 1990s.


SG0050 - Tataviam Basket from Collection of Sinforosa Fustero.

SG0051 - Tataviam Basket from Collection of Sinforosa Fustero.

RC8701 - "Ramona Cradle" from Rancho Camulos (2 Views).

CN8002 - Pottery Sherd, 1891-1905, from Tolfree's Saugus Eating House (Saugus Café).

LW2731 - Saugus Community Club Plaque for 7 Members who Perished in the St. Francis Dam Disaster, 1928.

HS9701 - Spring Pole Oil Drilling Demonstration Project Plans, 1997.

LW3790 - Magic Mountain/Heritage Juction: Repurposed Coach (1987-2001) from Original Colossus Roller Coaster (1978-2014).


Callahan Schoolhouse History.

Report: Callahan's Red School House Came from Emma Mine in Acton.

LW2221 - Red Schoolhouse at Callahan's Old West.

HS8702 - Red Schoolhouse Arrives at Heritage Junction, 1987.


Edison House History.

BC1974 - Edison House, Snow of Jan. 3-4, 1974. 3 Views.

HS8703 - Blueprint: Edison House Relocation Site Plan, November 1988.

HS8901 - SoCal Edison Saugus Substation Data Sheet, 1989. Gives Edison House History.


Kingsburry House History.

About the Namesakes of the Kingsburry House • By Jerry Reynolds, 1989-1993.

HS8703 - Blueprint: Kingsburry House Relocation Site Plan, June 1987.

LW3457 - Kingsburry House: Temporary Roof Repairs, 11-27-2018.


Mitchell Adobe History.

HS9908 - Mitchell Adobe, n.d. (1930s-1940s?)

AP1815 - Mitchell Adobe, 2 Views, 1960.

Mitchell Adobe Reconstruction Plans, 1986-1997.

HS8002 - Blueprints: Mitchell Adobe Relocation to Heritage Junction, October 1986.

HS8705 - Mitchell Schoolhouse Adobe: Architect's Recommendations for Reconstruction, 6-10-1987.


Mogul Locomotive History.

LW3770 - SPRR Locomotive No. 1629 on the Line, 1940s.

LW3783 - SPRR Locomotive No. 1629 on the Line, Mid-1950s.

Film: SPRR Locomotive No. 1629 Under Steam in "Pardners" (Paramount 1956).

Autry Adds SPRR Locomotive No. 1629 to His Collection, June 1957.

HS8202 - Correspondence: SPRR Donation of Track, Train Order Signal, 1982.

HS8201 - Gene Autry's Mogul Locomotive Moving to Heritage Junction, 4-22-1982.

LW2593 - Gene Autry's Mogul Locomotive Lowered Onto Tracks at Heritage Junction, 4-26-1982.

LW3536 - Southern Pacific and T&NO Class M-4 2-6-0s (Moguls) • Model Railroader, August 1994.

LW3762 - New Cab Cover for Mogul Locomotive, 10-14-2020.


Newhall Ranch House History.

Map: Original Location.

HS9102 - Newhall Ranch House Floor Plan, 1991.

Notes on the Newhall Ranch House • By Jerry Reynolds, 1990.

Newhall Ranch House: Dean Gallion Interview • Report by Jerry Reynolds, 1991.

The Mysterious Gunshot Death of Margaret Routledge, 1-24-1916.

HS3901 - Front of Newhall Ranch House, 1939.

HS4010 - Inside the Newhall Ranch House, ~1940s.

HS4001 - Newhall Ranch House at Castaic Junction, n.d. (early 20th Century), Multiple Views.

HS5001 - Barbara Fullstone at Newhall Ranch House, ~1950s.

HS7902 - Newhall Ranch House at Original Location in Valencia, 4-20-1979, Multiple Views.

HS0100 - "Spirit of Rory MacGregor."

HS0100 - "Spirit of Rory MacGregor." Digitally reconstructed.

LW3231 - Plaque: H.M. Newhall Memorial Park and Swimming Pool, 1949-1950.

FivePoint, City Kick-Start Renovation of Newhall Ranch House, 2-28-2020.

Points of Interest Saugus Train Station Save Our Station


Pardee House History.

Phone Business Office (Pardee House) Has Seen Local History by A.B. Perkins • The Sentinel, 4-28-1965

Pardee House Becomes Chamber Headquarters • Chamber Program, 1-14-1978.

AP1521 - Pardee House as Pacific Telephone Business Office, 1950s or early 1960s.

LW2082 - Telephone Equipment from the Pardee House.

LF7801 - Pardee House Exterior, 1978.

LF7802 - Pardee House Interior, 1978.

SG9284 - Pardee House Moves to Heritage Junction (2 Views), 8-4-1992.

CM9201 - Photo Gallery: Pardee House Arrives at Heritage Junction, August 1992.

Eleanore Kiersted: Picking Up the Pieces of SCV History • L.A. Daily News, 5-6-1996.

LW2095 - The Pardee House at Heritage Junction (2 Views), 2-2-2001.

Photo Gallery: Pardee House Repainted, July-August 2006.


Ramona Chapel History.

HS3674 - Robert E. Callahan with Carrie Jacobs Bond Inside His Ramona Chapel, 1927.

Ramona Chapel Gets a Facelift • The Signal, 2-27-2001

SM0101 - Graveyard Erected at Ramona Chapel for "The Huntress" (2 Views), 3-30-2001.

LW2149 - Dedication of the Ramona Chapel (10 Views), 12-9-2001.


Saugus Station History.

SPRR Saugus Depot Built, Opened in 1888 (not 1887) • News reports.

HS8003 - Blueprint: SPRR Saugus Depot Relocation Plot Plan, 3-19-1980.

SCVHS Docent Training: Facts about Saugus Train Station.

Moving Saugus Train Station to Heritage Junction. Raw Video, 6-24-1980.

BT1891 - SPRR Saugus Depot with Dining Room, 1890s.

LW3760 - (11) Flow Blue China Pieces Appropriate to Tolfree's Saugus Eating House, 1890s.

LW3787 - SPRR Saugus Train Station & Saugus Café, 1910.

LW3053 - Looking North Past SPRR Saugus Depot, 1907-1912.

The Pilgrim (1923)

VIDEO - "The Pilgrim" (1923) Full Movie.

LW2099 - "The Pilgrim": Charlie Chaplin at the Saugus Train Station, 1923 (7 Views).

LW3375 - Charlie Chaplin Inside SPRR Saugus Depot in "The Pilgrim" (1923).

LW3400 - Saugus Train Station (Exteriors) in "Oh, Susanna!" with Gene Autry, 1936.

LW3789 - Screenshots: SPRR Saugus Depot Captured in "Suddenly," April 1954.

JK0003 - Saugus Train Station & Semaphore, Multiple Views, 1967-70.

AL7001 - SPRR Saugus Depot in Snow, 12-19-1970.

HS7803 - SPRR Saugus District Train Orders, Nov. 9-12, 1978.

HS7802 - SPRR Saugus District Train Orders, Nov. 12-15, 1978.

HS7804 - SPRR Saugus District Train Orders, Nov. 15-18, 1978.

LW3415 - Saugus Train Station Interiors & Exteriors in NBC's "Supertrain," 1979.

JD8002 - Press Release: Supervisors Approve SPRR Saugus Depot Move to Hart Park, 6-3-1980.

CN8003 - Photo Gallery: SPRR Saugus Depot Moves to Heritage Junction, June 1980.

SG8006 - Saugus Train Station Moves to Heritage Junction (Multiple Views), 6-24-1980.

TL8001 - SPRR Saugus Depot Moves to Hart Park, Multiple Views, Donor List, 6-25-1980.

DD8061 - Excavating Beneath the Saugus Train Station (2 Views), 6-25-1980.

HS8001 - Photo Gallery: Relocated SPRR Saugus Depot Set on Block Foundation, 9-10-1980.

Restored Saugus Depot is Tribute to Trains That Built the West, L.A. Times, 9-11-1983

Video: Last SPRR Saugus Depot Agent Bob Guthrie's Retirement Party, 7-12-1986

Bob Guthrie, Last Saugus Stationmaster, Pays a Visit by Judy Mook • The Signal, 11-30-2003

GU0000 - Bob & Arminta Guthrie Family Photos (SPRR's Last Saugus Station Agent), 1960s-70s.

HS1802 - New Signage for Saugus Train Station, September 2018.

MORE Saugus Depot Photos.

Southern Pacific Railroad Relics

LW3779 - Switch Tie Plate from Saugus, Recovered ~2017.

LW3780 - (2) Southern Pacific Railroad Tie Plates and (6) Spikes from Saugus, Recovered ~2017.

LW3775 - S.P. Co. Utility Padlock with Key, ~1930s.

LW3781 - Railroad Hand Cart.

Southern Pacific Railroad Common Standard Plans

LW3786 - Paint Colors for Buildings and Fences, Rev. 1956.


CN8004 - Margaret, Marlen Seltzer Donate Desk from Ore Bercaw's 1906 Saugus Store.

HS9034 - 1896 Standard Sewing Machine, May 1996.

HS9007 - SBC Pacific Bell Donates $1,000 for Website Kiosk, 7-11-2002.

HS9006 - Doors & Windows From A Bermite House, 2-3-2002.

HS9005 - The Needham Piano & Organ (11 Views), December 2001.

HS9004 - Lang Station Artifacts, 8-18-2001.

HS9003 - Cornish & Co. Pump Organ, c. 1880s, 7-17-2001.

HS9002 - Bakelite Drawer Pulls from Newhall Home, c. 1940s, 7-17-2001.

HS9001 - Antique Singer Sewing Machine, 2-15-2001.

Chuck Wright Donates His Surveying Equipment, 9-28-2016.

HS1803 - Historic Dance Hall-Morgue Piano Donated to SCV Historical Society, 2018.

HS1804 - (3) Oil Paintings by W. Lloyd Houghton of Newhall, 20th Cent.

JD1801 - Jo Anne Darcy Collection: 5 Glass & Ceramic Telephone & Telegraph Insulators, donated 2018.

JD1802 - Jo Anne Darcy Collection: 10 Antique Glass Bottles, donated 2018.

Publisher Donates Entire Signal Photo Archive to SCV Historical Society •, 4-2-2019.

Mrs. William S. Hart's Wedding Mementoes, Baby Clothes Donated to SCV Historical Society • 4-7-2019.

HS9033 - Donation of Pearle Pardee Russell Belongings, 9-1-2020.

Bob Walker Donates Family Truck, Tractor to SCV Historical Society • Video 6-10-2022.

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


SCV Historical Society Awards.

CN7702 - SCV Historical Society Board Visits Mentryville, 1977.

JD7901 - Jo Anne Darcy Serves Punch for Historical Society Event at Mentryville, 12-9-1979.

LW2643 - Betty Houghton Pember, 1985 SCV Historical Society President.

Photo Gallery: Eagle Scout Thanked for Installing Flagpole from Saugus Rehab • The Signal, 12-15-1985 (Event).

HS8701 - 1987 Board of Directors.

SG9301 - Ruth Newhall Honored by SCV Historical Society, 2-10-1993.

John Mann, Historical Society President • The Signal, 2-21-2001.

Ramona Chapel Gets a Facelift • The Signal, 2-27-2001

Boy Builds Outhouse as Eagle Scout Project • The Signal, 7-26-2001

Stevenson Donates Sink for Train Station • The Stevenson Ranch Signal, 8-3-2001

LW022002 - 2001 Volunteer Recognition: Allan Howe & Philip Scorza.

LW032402 - Society Participates in 2002 Cowboy Poetry Festival (5 Views).

Tom Frew, Former Historical Society President, Given Key to the City • 4-8-2003

Phyllis Berman Named SCVHS Docent of the Year for 2002 • 4-9-2003

Rotarians Give History A Helping Hand • The Signal, 4-27-2003

Harte, SCVHS Board Member, Named Man of the Year

SCV Historical Society Celebrates 30th • The Signal, 12-12-2005

Konrad Summers Named SCVHS Docent of the Year for 2007 • 2-9-2008

E.J. Stephens Named SCVHS Docent of the Year for 2008 • 2-8-2009

Historical Society Trio Lauded for Work to Remember Dam Victims • 1-28-2019.

Dr. Alan Pollack and the SCV Historical Society • The Signal, 5-12-2019.

SCV Historical Society Supporters Thanked for Contributions • Dispatch, Jan.-Feb. 2020.

HS9035 - Volunteers Reinstall Crossbuck (Railroad Crossing Sign) at Heritage Junction, Video, 2020/2021.


HS7501 - SCV Historical Society: Articles of Incorporation, 12-11-1975.

HS8004 - Master Operating Agreement for Heritage Junction, 7/1/1980-6/30/2040.

HS8704 - 1987 Addendum (Additional Buildings & Expansion of Footprint).

HS8201 - 1992 Amendment (Additional Buildings).

HS1002 - 2010 Licence Agreement (Temporary/Expired).

SCV Historical Society Docent Training Manual, 2006 (current).

SCV Historical Society Library Holdings as of 2012.

SCV Historical Society Collections Inventory as of 11-14-2013.

LW3785 - Utility Lines to Depot as of May 2021.

Meeting Minutes, Committee Reports, Correspondence:

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