Contents 1 History 1.1 Lyons Station 1.2 Petroleopolis 2 California Historical Marker 3 See also 4 References 5 External links


History[edit] The original Hart's Station house was just north over the San Fernando Pass on the Fort Tejon Road, north of the San Fernando Mission. The wagon road connected Los Angeles and the Gold Rush locations in the Sierras, and was part of the inland route to Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. It was a regular stop for several early California stagecoach lines, and accommodated travelers during the 1853 Kern River gold rush. Lyons Station[edit] Wiley's Station was purchased by Sanford and Cyrus Lyon in 1855, and it was renamed Lyons' Station. The Lyon brothers owned the adobe and ranch land around it, where they farmed, raised sheep, and ran the watering place stop. Despite being named Lyons' Station by the Lyon brothers as owners, it was still referred to by its original name of Hart's Station in Daily Alta California news accounts of the first trip over the route in 1858.[2] The sixth was Willow Springs Station, in the Temecula Valley.[3] In his book, "Sixty Years in Southern California," Harris Newmark writes about his visit to the station in 1856:[4] We left Los Angeles early one afternoon, and made our first stop at Lyons's Station, where we put up for the night. One of the brothers [Sanford], after whom the place was named, prepared supper. Having to draw some thick blackstrap from a keg, he used a pitcher to catch the treacle; and as the liquid ran very slowly, our sociable host sat down to talk a bit, and soon forgot all about what he had started to do. The molasses, however, although it ran pretty slowly, ran steadily, and finally, like the mush in the fairy-tale of the enchanted bowl, overflowed the top of the receptacle and spread itself over the dirt floor. When Lyons had finished his chat, he saw, to his intense chagrin, a new job upon his hands, and one likely to busy him for some time. Over the years Lyons' Station became a combination stagecoach stop, general store, and post office, with a telegraph office added after the telegraph line came to Los Angeles in 1861. By 1860 at least twenty families lived in the surrounding settlement. Petroleopolis[edit] Starting around 1867, Lyons Station came to be called Petroleopolis, as Sanford Lyon became involved in the early oil industry. A Petroleopolis Post Office operated from 1867-1871. Sanford Lyon was appointed its postmaster on July 23, 1869. In 1874, the Los Angeles Petroleum Refinery Company built an oil refinery at Lyons Station. On September 6, 1876, the Southern Pacific Railroad line was opened between Los Angeles and Northern California, passing Petroleopolis via Newhall Pass. The railway also linked Southern California to the eastern U.S. via the transcontinental railroad in the north. The refinery at Lyons Station was unsuccessful and shut down in 1875, and in 1877 the parts were moved about a mile westward to Andrews Station directly on the railroad line, where a larger refinery was being built.[5]


California Historical Marker[edit] The site of Lyons Station is marked by California Historical Marker NO. 688, sited in front of the Eternal Valley Memorial Park at 23287 North Sierra Highway in Newhall, near California State Route 14 and Newhall Avenue.[1]


See also[edit] Butterfield Overland Mail in California Rancho San Francisco — colonial Mexican California era owner.


References[edit] ^ a b "Lyons Station Stagecoach Stop". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-08.  ^ Notes of a Trip to Los Angeles No. 1, Daily Alta California, Volume 12, Number 3888, 5 October 1860 — Page 1 ^ Lech, Steve (2012). Pioneers of Riverside County: The Spanish, Mexican and Early American Periods. Charleston, SC: The History Press. pp. 88–9. ISBN 978-1609498313. OCLC 814373331.  ^ Harris Newmark, CHAPTER XIV ORCHARDS AND VINEYARDS 1856, Sixty years in Southern California, 1853-1913, containing the reminiscences of Harris Newmark. Library of Congress American Memory project, p. 194, , Retrieved 2011-02-5. ^ ElsmereCanyon.com: Pioneer Oil Refinery history—Lyons Station Refinery


External links[edit] ElsmereCanyon.com: Lyon Canyon, Santa Clarita, California — website created/maintained by Stan Walker. 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 "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lyons_Station_Stagecoach_Stop&oldid=758969715" Categories: Butterfield Overland Mail stationsButterfield Overland Mail in CaliforniaCalifornia Historical LandmarksHistory of Los Angeles County, CaliforniaSanta Clarita, CaliforniaSanta Susana MountainsStagecoach stops in the United StatesHidden categories: Coordinates on Wikidata


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