Contents 1 Geography 2 History 2.1 Butterfield Overland Mail 2.2 Raggio Ranch — Hollands 2.2.1 St. Francis Dam flood and destruction 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Geography[edit] King's Station was located in the lower section of San Francisquito Canyon, in the Sierra Pelona Mountains. It was 10 miles (16 km) south of Widow Smith's Station near San Francisquito Pass, and was 12 miles (19 km) north of Lyons Station near the Santa Clara River.[2]

History[edit] The watering place[disambiguation needed] on San Francisquito Creek was first known as "Moore's" in 1854, and was located on the Stockton - Los Angeles Road wagon route, on the section between the San Fernando Valley and the San Joaquin Valley. Butterfield Overland Mail[edit] By 1858, when the New York Herald reporter Waterman L. Ormsby passed through on the Butterfield Overland Mail it was known as King's Station.[2] In 1860 the station was referred to as Hollandsville.[3][4] King's Station was 12 miles (19 km) north of Lyons Station (Hart's Station) near the Santa Clara River. It was 12 miles (19 km) south of Widow Smith's Station (Clayton's Station, Major Gordon's Station) in upper San Francisquito Canyon near San Francisquito Pass.[1] Raggio Ranch — Hollands[edit] About 1880, Charles Raggio, acquired the ranch and adobe station building from the Perea family, and it became known as the Raggio Ranch. Later in 1894, the adobe was a post office on the Raggio Ranch for the surrounding settlement known as Hollands or Hollandsville.[5] St. Francis Dam flood and destruction[edit] In March 1928 the massive flood caused by the collapse of the St. Francis Dam washed away the old stagecoach station, along with the Hollands and Raggio Ranch buildings. The dam had been upstream in San Francisquito Canyon. The only present day indicator of the station's location is the Ruiz family cemetery, that survived by being just above the flood's crest. The station had been located just below the cemetery.[6][7] The Ruiz Family Cemetery remains on private land, at 29615 North San Francisquito Canyon Road in Santa Clarita. A mobile home, placed on the property in 1963, is located below the cemetery.[8] The Raggio Ranch was rebuilt and remained in the family until after the 1940s.[9]

See also[edit] Butterfield Overland Mail in California Rancho San Francisco

References[edit] ^ a b List of Butterfield Overland Mail Stations, from New York Times, October 14 1858, "Itinerary of the Route" ^ a b Waterman L. Ormsby, Lyle H. Wright, Josephine M. Bynum, The Butterfield Overland Mail: Only Through Passenger on the First Westbound Stage. Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 2007. pp. viii, 167, 173. ^ Notes of a Trip to Los Angeles No. 1, Daily Alta California, Volume 12, Number 3888, 5 October 1860 — Page 1 ^ THE STORY OF OUR VALLEY BY A.B. PERKINS, 4. Early Transportation, Six White Horses ^ Frickstad, Walter N., A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954, Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, CA. 1955, pp. 70-84. ^ Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society: "Raggio Ranch, San Francisquito Canyon" ^ Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society: Photo of St. Francis Dam Floodpath — "on the hillside in the distance (looking west), the Ruiz family cemetery can barely be discerned. Moore's stagecoach stop, ... later known as "Holland's" or "Hollandsville," was located just below the cemetery." ^, Ruiz-Perea Family Cemetery ^ Raggio Ranch, San Franciscquito Canyon

External links[edit] Santa Clarita Valley History in Pictures: Raggio Ranch and San Francisquito Canyon Los Angeles Times (December 30, 1989): "Owners Treat Cemetery as a Monument to the Past" Deadwrite’s Dailies (March 31, 2011), Tag Archives: "Ruiz Cemetery, In the Wake of the St. Francis Dam" v t e Butterfield Overland Mail 1st Division Stations San Francisco – Western terminus and 1st Division headquarters, located in downtown San Francisco. Clarks's Station – Located 12 miles south of San Francisco in what is now San Bruno. Sun Water Station – Located 9 miles south of Clarks Station in what is now San Mateo. Redwood City – Located 9 miles south of Sun Water Station. Mountain View Station – Located 12 miles south of Redwood City. San Jose Station – Located 11 miles south of Mountain View Station in the city of San Jose. Seventeen Mile House – Located 17 miles south of San Jose. Gilroy Station – Located 13 miles south of Seventeen Mile House in what is now Gilroy, California. Pacheco Pass Station – Located 18 miles east of Gilroy St. Louis Ranch – Located 17 miles east of Pacheco Pass. Lone Willow Station – Located 18 miles east of St. Louis Ranch near Los Banos. Temple's Ranch – Located 13 miles southeast of Lone Willow Station near Dos Palos. Firebaugh's Ferry – Located 15 miles southeast of Temples Ranch, on the San Joaquin River. Fresno City – Located 19 miles southeast of Firebaugh's Ferry. Elkhorn Spring Station – Located 22 miles east of Fresno City near present-day Riverdale. Whitmore's Ferry – Located 17 miles southeast of Elkhorn Spring Station on the Kings River. Head of Cross Creek Station – Located 15 miles southeast of Whitmore's Ferry. Visalia – Located 12 miles southeast of Cross Creek Station. Packwood Station – Located 12 miles east of Visalia. Tule River Station – Located 14 miles south of Packwood Station. Fountain Spring Station – Located 14 miles southeast of Tule River Station. Mountain House – Located 12 miles south of Fountain Spring Station. Posey Creek Station – Located 15 miles southwest of Mountain House, on Posey (Poso) Creek. Gordon's Ferry (Kern River Station) – Located 10 miles south of Posey Creek Station on the Kern River just above present-day Bakersfield. Kern River Slough Station – Located 12 miles south of Gordons Ferry. Sink of Tejon Station – Located 14 miles southwest of Kern River Slough Station. Fort Tejon – Located 15 miles southwest of Sink of Tejon Station. Reed's Station – Located 8 miles southeast of Fort Tejon, near the Tejon Pass summit. French John's Station – Located 14 miles east southeast of Reeds Station, in the vicinity of the mouth of Cow Springs Creek Canyon. Mud Spring, a later station operating in 1860, 14 miles east from French Johns and 13 miles north from Clayton's Station (formerly Widow Smith's Station). Widow Smith's Station (Clayton's Station, Major Gordon's Station) – Located 24 miles from French John's Station, in upper San Francisquito Canyon near Green Valley. King's Station – Located 10 miles south of Widow Smith's Station in lower San Francisquito Canyon. Hart's Station or Lyons Station – Located 12 miles south of King's Station, near Santa Clara River. Lopez Station – Located 8​1⁄2 miles southeast of Hart's Station, in the San Fernando Valley north of Mission San Fernando Rey de España. Cahuenga Station – Located 12 miles southeast of Mission San Fernando, in Cahuenga Pass, the Santa Monica Mountains. Source: "List of Butterfield Overland Mail Stations "Itinerary of the Route"". New York Times. October 14, 1858.  Retrieved from "" Categories: Butterfield Overland Mail stationsButterfield Overland Mail in CaliforniaFormer settlements in Los Angeles County, CaliforniaHistory of Los Angeles County, CaliforniaSanta Clarita, CaliforniaSierra Pelona Mountains1858 establishments in CaliforniaStagecoach stations in CaliforniaTransportation buildings and structures in Los Angeles County, CaliforniaHidden categories: All articles with links needing disambiguationArticles with links needing disambiguation from February 2017Los Angeles County, California articles missing geocoordinate dataAll articles needing coordinatesCS1: Julian–Gregorian uncertainty

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