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Back to Reality
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

The 22nd annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival has come and gone. I thought it was great. I love it being moved to Hart Park and Heritage Junction, plus the shows in Downtown Newhall. What do you think? It was good to have lots of shade and places to sit. I know the vendors in Heritage Junction liked...

Western Fans Flock to Hart Park for Cowboy Festival
Sunday, Apr 19, 2015

The 2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival opened Saturday at William S. Hart Park  with thousands of guests from throughout Southern California enjoying four stages of music and entertainment. “My friend recommended that I should come to the Cowboy Festival this year and it was definitely worth it,”...

Free Gift and Duct Tape
Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

Every once in a while I hear or see an advertisement that makes me wonder just how dumb some folks think we are in this country. There is a teeth whitening commercial that promises to get your teeth at least two shades whiter in a day and seven shades in a week. So here is my question: How much is a...

Street Closures In Effect Fri.-Sun. for Cowboy Festival
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015

Street closures will be in effect on Newhall Avenue between Market Street and Railroad Avenue beginning Friday at 1 p.m. for the 2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival. The block is expected to be reopened Sunday at 7 p.m. During the festival, the closed area of Newhall Avenue will be used as a shuttle drop-off...

The Horse I Rode In On

I must have been about 11 years old when I first rode a horse into town from Pico Canyon. I remember I stopped to water the critter in a trough that was in the pasture about where the Ralph’s parking lot is today. I don’t remember what horse I was on, but I wasn’t going anyplace too quickly and...

Mechanical Bull, Civil War Reenactments Added to Cowboy Festival
Friday, Apr 10, 2015

The 2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, will feature new Wild West activities on April 18-19, 2015 at its new location in William S. Hart Park. Alongside four stages featuring several highly-anticipated Cowboy Festival musical acts, William S. Hart Park will also...

Dressing the Set

What a day it was yesterday. This getting ready for the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is a lot of work. I mean there was even a little fence building. I just knew those skills from Pico Canyon and Mentryville would come in handy. I also am getting to know the folks at the county Building and Safety and...

Don’t Miss Out: Order Tix for Cow Bop at Hart Mansion
Friday, Mar 20, 2015

Western Swing at its best rolls into Cowboy Movie Star William S. Hart’s historic mansion for a special, one-night only, intimate, living room concert on Friday, Apr. 17, at 8 p.m., during the 2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival. Fresh from their 2014 induction into the Western Swing Hall of Fame, this...

Lineup Set for April Cowboy Festival
Monday, Mar 16, 2015

The 2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, will bring a wider range of rockin’ musical genres than ever hosted before in the wildest Western event of the season. From Cowboy crooning to Rockabilly rhythm, more than 40 musical acts will shake up four stages at William...

March 24: Cowboy (and Cowgirl) Volunteer Round-Up
Friday, Mar 6, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita is looking for youth and adults to volunteer at the 22nd Annual Cowboy Festival, taking place in William S. Hart Park and other venues in Old Town Newhall from Thursday, April 16, through Sunday, April 19, 2015. Those interested in volunteering are required to attend the Cowboy...

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1850 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall arrives in California to look for gold [story]
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1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]
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1932 - Robert Poore wins the greased pole climbing contest and $2.50 at Newhall's July 4th celebration [story]
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