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Newhall Travel Guide: 27 reviews and 90 photos

Mr. Henry Mayo Newhall was a very enterprising businessman who bought up land in 1875, for only $2 an acre of the vast 470,000 acres of the Rancho San Francisco, which was owned by Spanish missionaries in the early 1800s. Ranches back then were having a tough time due to drought and was selling off their land. Mr. Newhall was a savvy business and was purchasing default lands loans. It was during this time he sold land to the Southern Pacific's Railroad line because he knew by having a train station would bring commerce, people, and a town. Southern Pacific did move in and the town started popping around the station and it was named, "Newhall."

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  • Pros:Lots to see!
  • Cons:Traffic is not great!
  • In a nutshell:Beautiful old community!
  • Intro Updated Dec 30, 2009
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  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2011 at 5:25 AM

    fascinating historic tour, esp the offthebeatenpath writeups. and i love that cute littleramona chapel. now tell us about those biker days.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2010 at 4:41 AM

    Those houses, cottages and mansions certainly look great to visit and explore, and so are the park and the plaza. Thanks for your virtual tour with lovely photographs. ~ho & pang

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2010 at 6:04 PM

    You own off-the-beaten-path California, Dee. Love old steam trains so sure I'd enjoy that museum too.

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2010 at 4:06 AM

    Great info! I love the train of the intro pic.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2010 at 7:54 AM

    all of this is exactly what I love to visit. Your personal history with the museums, park, and mansions was a delight to read. Great historic information and superior photos to accompany it.

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    This page is a wonderful history lesson, well done Dee!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    As a railroad buff I'm sure I would enjoy the Saugus Train Station Museum. And I think it's great that Newhall has a Metrolink station, so presumably it is possible to get there by train from L.A. Union Station.

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