Just published! Meet Author Maggie Perkins during the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, April 24 & 25.
This new book, part of the Images of America Series, celebrates the history of Newhall. Maggi Perkins writes in the introduction, “This book tells the story of Newhall, a town that today is part of the city of Santa Clarita. Why publish a book on part of the city? Because the town came first, and in spite of obstacles and tragedies, it survived and grew, providing the roots from whence the city would grow.” She explores our town’s history from its earliest Native American beginnings through the mission era, from Mexican to American rule, the introduction and impact of the Southern Pacific Railroad, and the laying out of the first town plans in 1876, (the same year Custer died at the Little Bighorn and our nation celebrated its first 100 years.)
I particularly like her final comments in the introduction. “It is people that make a town, and the early settlers were a tough, stubborn, creative lot. They scratched a living from the ground, whether it was from gold, oil, water, or crops. They built homes and businesses-and rebuilt them after fires. In between, the did what they could to make their town a commnity, building schools, churches, and dance halls, and making the Fourth of July a special day every year, with food, games and fun. “
OutWest, our business is still fairly new in Newhall, open about 7 months. We’d like to think we are as she describes these early settlers of Newhall, “This is what it took to live in Newhall-stubborness, the ability to improvise, and a sense of humor that thrived under harsh conditions…this is the history they created with hard work and a twinkle in their eyes.”
“A twinkle in their eyes…”, yup, that’s us! Come to OutWest on the Walk of Western Stars for a cup of Mavericks Coffee, an atmosphere that is cozy and friendly, and an eager ear waiting to listen to your personal Newhall story!
Author Maggi Perkins will be a guest on KHTS, http://www.hometownstation.com, on Saturday, April 24 from 9:00-10:00 AM on “Around the Barn.” Meet her at the Historical Society’s booth at the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Saturday from noonish to 3:00pm, then later at the Buckaroo Book Shop, and again on Sunday, April 25.
Pick up her book today at OutWest, at the Historical Society, or at the Trading Post in the parking lot of the William S. Hart Park and Ranch. Want it signed? Call us at 661.255.7087 to pre-order your own personalized and signed copy.
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OutWest Western Boutique and Cultural Center is located at 24265 Main Street, Old Town Newhall,CA 91321 24/7 shop www.scvoutwest.com
Meet us at the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at the Buckaroo Book Shop