Newhall, Santa Clarita, California facts for kids
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William S. Hart Museum (La Loma de los Vientos)
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Newhall is the southernmost and oldest community in the city of Santa Clarita, California. Prior to the 1987 consolidation of Canyon Country, Saugus, Newhall, and Valencia into the city of Santa Clarita, it was an unincorporated area. It was the first permanent town in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Named after businessman Henry Newhall, Newhall is home to the William S. Hart County Park, featuring tours of the famous silent movie maker's mansion. Newhall is also home to the Pioneer Oil Refinery (California Historical Landmark, No. 172), the oldest surviving oil refinery in the world and the first commercially successful refinery in California. Over the years, Newhall has been the location for many movies, including Suddenly (1954) and Disney's The World's Greatest Athlete (1973).
The Lyons Station Stagecoach Stop was a few miles away from where the town now stands.
Newhall was the site of the Newhall massacre, in which four California Highway Patrol officers were shot to death on April 6, 1970, during a traffic stop of two heavily armed career criminals. This led to increased emphasis on officer safety both within the CHP and nationwide.
The Master's University, a non-denominational Christian liberal arts university, is located in Newhall.
At the elementary school level, Newhall is almost entirely served by the Newhall School District, except for the far northeastern portion (bordering Canyon Country) which is served by the Sulphur Springs School District. At the middle and high school levels, Newhall is served by Placerita and La Mesa Junior High Schools, and Hart and Golden Valley High Schools, all part of the William S. Hart Union High School District.
- Gene Autry, singing cowboy actor
- Trevor Brown, Major League Baseball catcher
- Tyler Glasnow, Major League Baseball pitcher
- William S. Hart, silent film star
- Andrew Lorraine, Major League Baseball pitcher
- James Shields, Major League Baseball pitcher
- Brady White, college football quarterback
- Eddie Mekka, Actor, Carmine "The Big Ragoo" Ragusa, on the television series Laverne & Shirley.
- Dave Casey, Musician, Recording Engineer.
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