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One of the premier events associated with the 25th annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is the narrated bus tour of historic sites in the Santa Clarita Valley, set for Sunday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society, the tour will start at the Heritage Junction train depot at William S. Hart Regional Park in Old Town Newhall.
Heritage Junction is home to restored, furnished historic homes, an adobe, chapel, schoolhouse, the vintage-1887 Saugus train depot and a steam locomotive.
After boarding the bus, guests will visit other significant locations including:
* Los Angeles County’s longest continually operating restaurant;
* An 1898 Trestle Bridge – replacement for one swept away by the St. Francis Dam floodwaters;
* Mentryville – site of the first commercially successful oil well in the west, and the longest continuously producing well in the world;
* Oak of the Golden Dream – first gold discovery in California;
* The first jailhouse in Newhall;
* The American Theatre – a gift from William S. Hart.
* Site of the driving of the stake commemorating the joining of San Francisco with Los Angeles by rail.
Parking will be available at the Cowboy Festival shuttle site off Railroad Avenue and 13th street in Newhall and a courtesy shuttle will drop off and pick up from Hart Park.
The tour is $50 and includes lunch and snacks. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.
Tickets are avilable at the link above or by calling 661-250-3735.