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scvhslogoThe Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society Invites You to Visit Heritage Junction Historic Park Inside William S. Hart Park in Newhall, Santa Clarita, California

Tours Every Sat-Sun 1pm-4pm

Coming Events

Historical Hike to St. Francis Dam Disaster Site

Date: May 15, 2016

Time: 8am

Location: Powerhouse No. 2

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(followed by an Optional 10 Mile Hike) +++ At two and a half minutes before midnight, on March 12, 1928, William Mulholland’s St. Francis Dam crumbled, sending an immense wall of water crashing down San Francisquito Canyon, turning west at the Santa Clara River. It did not stop until it reached the Pacific Ocean five and … Continue reading “Historical Hike to St. Francis Dam Disaster Site”

SCVHS Lecture Series Co-Sponsored with Forgotten Casualties Project, Department of Anthropology CSUN: Donald C. Jackson, Author of ‘Heavy Ground’

Date: May 21, 2016

Time: 2pm

Location: Old Town Newhall Library

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DONALD C. JACKSON, Cornelia F. Hugel Professor of History at Lafayette College, Easton, Penn., will give a talk on his new book: HEAVY GROUND: WILLIAM MULHOLLAND AND THE ST. FRANCIS DAM DISASTER. +++ Minutes before midnight on March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam collapsed, sending more than 12 billion gallons of water surging through California’s Santa Clara … Continue reading “SCVHS Lecture Series Co-Sponsored with Forgotten Casualties Project, Department of Anthropology CSUN: Donald C. Jackson, Author of ‘Heavy Ground’”

OutWest Concert: Jennifer Lind

Date: May 26, 2016

Time: Open 7pm, Concert 8pm

Location: Repertory East Playhouse

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OpenJENNIFER LIND has a flair for ballads and has a unique crossover sound of cowboy/folk style music that captures your attention. A member of the Western Music Association (WMA) and the Academy of Western Artists (AWA), she released her first CD, “Cowboy State of Mind” in 2009. Her second CD, “Christmas State of Mind” was … Continue reading “OutWest Concert: Jennifer Lind”

OutWest Concert: Tom Hiatt Returns

Date: June 23, 2016

Time: Open 7pm, Concert 8pm

Location: Repertory East Playhouse

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8pmAward winning singer, songwriter, guitarist, TOM HIATT, can truly be called a “Son of the West” because Arizona, Texas, California, Alaska, and Kansas have all been called “Home.” The magnificent landscapes and the people who live in them fill the stories in the ballads Tom writes and sings; working cowboys, historic legendary characters, changes in … Continue reading “OutWest Concert: Tom Hiatt Returns”

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** HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER **

Latest Edition Now Available Online!!

MAY-JUNE, 2016 Issue

Featuring:

GEORGE CAMPTON, NEWHALL’S FIRST GENERAL STORE OWNER

Wine Heisted by Cathy Martin

A Not-So-Abbreviated History of Rodeos in the SCV by John Boston

Six Simple Dots by Margi Bertram

Time to Smell the Roses By Maria Christopher

Questers News by Roberta Harris

Talk by Dr. Donald Jackson About a New Book on the St Francis Dam Disaster is Scheduled by Alan Pollack

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