Castaic Junction, California facts for kids
|Castaic Junction, California|
|Country||United States of America|
|Elevation||310 m (1,017 ft)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||270336|
Places in Castaic Junction carry a Valencia address, and it is adjacent to the City of Santa Clarita.
Castaic Junction is the location of the Magic Mountain theme park. Grace to You is also located here.
Castaic Junction was the official southern end of the Ridge Route. The name dates to 1887, before highways were built, when a railroad siding was set up at the junction.
Just beyond the north end of the Magic Mountain parking lot is the site of the adobe ranch house for the historic Rancho San Francisco, a Mexican land grant that encompassed the Santa Clarita Valley from Piru to Canyon Country.
According to local legend, icon James Dean ate his last meal at the Tip's Restaurant formerly at the crossroads of Highway 126 and The Old Road before he drove on north.
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