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


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Mentryville, the SCV’s First Boom Town
Monday, May 20, 2019

In 1876, Charles Alexander Mentry would bring in California’s first commercially viable oil well in Pico Canyon. He pulled liquid gold out of the ground, and a small town grew around the apparatus. The well, named Pico No. 4, produced well into the 20th century, as the town grew to more than 100 families. In...

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1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
Sanford Lyon
1808 - Ygnacio del Valle born in Jalisco, Mexico; owned most of SCV [story]
Ygnacio del Valle
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]
Loncie Tucker
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