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1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction

‘How the West Was Won’ Carousel Ranch Event Raises $32K
Monday, May 29, 2017

Carousel Ranch held its 9th annual “How the West Was Won” Shoot Friday, May 19 at Moore N’ Moore Sporting Clays to benefit the kids at Carousel Ranch, raising more than $30,000. A total of 92 shooters on 18 teams came out for a day of fun with the overall purpose of raising money for the kids at...

Give Back to Carousel Ranch for the New Year
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016

An end-of-the-year gift means so much at Carousel Ranch. Your support will make 2017 a wonderful year for our kids. Courtney has been a part of the Carousel Ranch family since she was eight year’s old. She was the surviving child of triplets and her parents were told that she would never walk or...

Bid Now on 2nd Chance Items to Help Carousel Ranch
Thursday, Oct 20, 2016

Carousel Ranch is pleased to announce its annual Carousel Corral-After Auction Exclusives auction. This auction is the final step of the ranch’s Heart of the West fundraising, selling items that came in post deadline, etc. With more than 85 items, there is so much to choose from. The one “Exclusive...

A Special Bond
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

Dust off your boots and get ready to open your hearts to the kids of Carousel Ranch. What makes Carousel Ranch such a special place within the Santa Clarita Valley? Simply, it’s transformative. A place where therapy is disguised as fun in an atmosphere where every child can succeed. For a child with...

Record Number of Shooters Take Aim for Carousel Ranch
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Eric Stroh, right, instructs How the West Was Won Trap Shoot participants on how the event is structured. The 8th Annual “How the West Was Won” Trap Shoot fundraiser for Carousel Ranch attracted 24 teams and 120 participants to the Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall Friday. “This is a record number...

Carousel Ranch Gifted $10K for Ready-to-Work Program
Friday, Apr 15, 2016

Carousel Ranch is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from Choices In Learning National Foundation. These funds will support the official launch of Ready to Work, an innovative employment readiness and training program for young adults with special needs. The new two-component program...

Carousel Ranch Aims to Raise 50K in 21 Days
Monday, Feb 8, 2016

A therapeutic riding ranch in Agua Dulce that helps kids and young adults overcome their disabilities intends to raise $50,000 in the next 21 days through its annual “Carousel Wishes and Valentines Kisses” campaign. Carousel Ranch held an open house Saturday, allowing community members...

Church Members to Help Carousel Ranch Gird for Weather
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016

[Carousel Ranch] – Hundreds of volunteers from the Santa Clarita Valley Church of Christ will volunteer their time, talent and brawn at Carousel Ranch to ensure the nonprofit is ready for predicted storms on Sunday, Jan. 17. For the past nine years, church parishioners have joined forces on the...

Western Themed Event Nets About $300K for Therapy Ranch
Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015

Carousel Ranch, a therapeutic riding ranch in Agua Dulce, may have had its biggest Heart of the West fundraiser in years, said Carousel Ranch Executive Director Denise Redmond. “I don’t know the final numbers yet, but I am confident we raised at least $275,000 and perhaps $300,000,” she said. The...

Heart of the West ‘Coming Home’ to Carousel Ranch
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015

Carousel Ranch is coming home on Saturday, Aug. 29, for the 19th annual Heart of the West Dinner, Auction and Children’s Demonstration. For the first time ever, Santa Clarita’s favorite charitable, charming, countrified event will take place on the grounds of Carousel Ranch. What makes Carousel Ranch...

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1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction
1926 - Film director Mel Brooks born in Brooklyn; shot "Blazing Saddles" at Vasquez Rocks and "Robin Hood: Men In Tights" in Sand Canyon [story]
Mel Brooks
1542 - Explorer Juan Cabrillo sets sail from Mexico; will stop for a drink at mouth of Santa Clara River [story]
1650 map
1972 - Upper (main) Castaic Lake opens for swimming and boating; afterbay opened in May [story]
Castaic Lake
1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in L.A. County; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez