Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures
Newhall Old Timers Reunion
Fourth of July 1934

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Newhall's eldest citizens got together annually on the Fourth of July in the 1930s for a photograph in the original Newhall Park — now the playground adjacent to Newhall School on Walnut Street. (Portions of the original park may also have been given over for housing.)

This is the "Old Timers Reunion" of 1934. Fourth of July festivities kicked off with highly popular "patriotic speeches" and included a barbecue, greased pole and greased pig contests, and baseball games that lasted until sundown. In this photo, a game of chance appears to be going on in the background at left; see the big question mark.

Shown here are:

FRONT ROW (SEATED): Mrs. Mayhue, Grandma Emmons, -?-, Sarah Gifford (wife of train stationmaster John Gifford), -?-, -?-, -?-, Mary Rivera (wife of Saloon keeper Nick Rivera).

BACK ROW (STANDING): Mr. Mayhue, Mrs. Dill, Lily Mayhue, Armantha Thibaudeau, Pearl Pardee Russell, Mabel Taylor, -?-, -?-, -?-, Harriet Young, -?-, -?-, -?-, Walton Young.

Photograph from the collection of Betty Houghton Pember. Identifications provided by Gladys Thibaudeau Laney, daughter of Armantha Thibaudeau; and by Rosie Luce, granddaughter of Nick and Mary Rivera. (Stamp on back - Photo by) Thompson Photo Service, 1917 Twelfth Street, Santa Monica, Calif.

HS0200: 9600 dpi jpeg from 8x10 glossy photograph which had been rolled; Collection of Betty Houghton Pember.

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