ABOUT THE BOOK: This book is a collection of more than 200 original photographs covering the second 50 years of development in the Santa Clarita Valley. The project has fulfilled a need to preserve the colorful, rich history of the Santa Clarita Valley in pictures and text. The book will save some of the simpler times of the SCV for future generations. The writers and editors thank the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society for the use of photographs, as well as the teachers and administrators of Sierra Vista Junior High School for their continuing support. As a result of the first volume of ‘Santa Clarita Valley: A Pictorial History (1876-1926),’ a number of individuals came forward to offer photographs for use in the second volume. People are beginning to realize the recent history is just as important to document as it was a hundred years ago.
ABOUT THE EDITORS: Philip Scorza and Frank Wright were instructors at Sierra Vista Junior High School in the William S. Hart District at the time this volume was compiled. Scorza is a local historian who has served on the board of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society and has hosted the local history program, ‘Philip Scorza’s Points of Interest,’ on SCVTV since 1994. He teaches video production at Canyon High School and in the Hart District’s Regional Occupational Program.