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1850 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall arrives in California to look for gold [story]
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Wednesday, Jul 6, 2022

1850 – Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall arrives in California to look for gold [story]

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022

1914 – Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future “pastor of the disaster,” named pastor of Newhall’s First Presbyterian Church [story]

Monday, Jul 4, 2022

1932 – Robert Poore wins the greased pole climbing contest and $2.50 at Newhall’s July 4th celebration [story]

Sunday, Jul 3, 2022

1925 – By letter, Wyatt Earp beseeches his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the “lies about me.” Hart never did. [story]

Saturday, Jul 2, 2022

1869 – Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today’s Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]

Friday, Jul 1, 2022

1808 – Ygnacio del Valle born in Jalisco, Mexico; owned most of SCV [story]

Thursday, Jun 30, 2022

1943 – Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022

1978 – Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022

1926 – Film director Mel Brooks born in Brooklyn; shot “Blazing Saddles” at Vasquez Rocks and “Robin Hood: Men In Tights” in Sand Canyon [story]

Monday, Jun 27, 2022

1542 – Explorer Juan Cabrillo sets sail from Mexico; will stop for a drink at mouth of Santa Clara River [story]

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