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Jack Woods's stone house

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Jack Woods, a pioneer stage and mail driver, built this stone house in the early 20th century in Old Canyon.

Trujillo Ranch gate

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Trujillo Ranch gate built by grandson John Wiley in 2001

Trujillo family (Dolores , Cornelia, Rosagua, and Dolores Jr,) with Miss Ericson

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Dolores Trujillo, 53, with wife Cornelia, children Rosagua and Dolores Jr, their teacher Miss Ericson, and their lamb Buckoo.

Francisco Trujillo

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Francisco died a few years later when a horse kicked him.

The Robber's Hut

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This stone house was said to be the hide-out of Tiburcio Vasquez.

Native American skeletons

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Native American skeletons over 8,000 years old exposed at the Tank Site.

Cave in the Santa Maria area

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Hikers stand in a cave in the Santa Maria area, near where Native American pictographs were found.

Stone points and knives

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Stone points and knives found at the Native American "Tank Site"

Bedrock mortar

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Bedrock mortars, holes made my Native American women grinding seeds, occur in many places in Topanga sandstone. This one was found near Top of Topanga.

Student works at the Tank Site

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Student works at the 8,000-year-old Native American "Tank Site" on Trippet Ranch (now Topanga State Park), excavated by UC Berkeley.

Metates found at Tank Site

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Native American metates for grinding seeds found on the surface of the Tank Site

The Big Snow, January 12, 1949

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A cactus garden covered in snow on Entrada

The Big Snow, January 12, 1949

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Cars sliding on Entrada

The Big Snow, January 12, 1949

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The Goodman family

The Big Snow, January 12, 1949

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Shaking snow from the mail on Old Topanga.

The Big Snow, January 12, 1949

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Butch, JoAnn, and John Goodman

Selected fossils from the Topanga Canyon Formation

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1. Calyptraea coreyi Addicott
2. Diplodonta (Felaniella) harfordi Anderson
3. Batillaria ocoyana (Anderson and Martin)
4. Bittium topangensis (Arnold)
5. Tegula (Cholorostoma) dalli (Arnold)
6. Crassostrea titan (Conrad)
7. Turritella…

Cheese Rock in Old Topanga Canyon

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Cheese Rock in Old Topanga Canyon Narrows is gouged with holes or "tafoni" caused by differential weathering.

Red Rock Canyon

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Iron oxide turns the Lower Sespe conglomerate in Red Rock Canyon to rust.

Mr. Hethky's stone house

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Mr. Hethky's house was blasted out of a big boulder of sandstone in Cold Creek Canyon.

Approaching storm over Topanga

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An aerial view of Topanga Canyon and the Boulevard.

Manuela Trujillo on Horseback

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Black and white photograph of Manuela Trujillo riding a donkey c. 1915

Manuela, Polito and Dolores Trujillo Portrait

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Black and white portrait of Maneula, Polito and Dolores Trujillo c.1905

Group Photo of 8 People

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Black and white photograph of (from left to right) Polito Trujillo, unidentified, Francisco Trujillo, Dolores Trujillo, Aleja Trujillo Perkins, Jack Perkins, Manuela Trujillo

Joe Robinson and Charles Greenleaf Family Gathering

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Photo taken at Topanga State Park meadow of ~50 individuals of all ages.
Annotated:
"Mary Greenleaf Myers & Husband
Mrs. Chas. Robinson
Lew
Vada Robinson
Blacky Robinson
(Albert)"
Annotation on reverse
"Joe Robinson…

Mary and Benjamin Failor at Topanga Summit

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Black and white photo of Mary and Benjamin Failor at Topanga Summit in 1919.

Claude Morton "Mort" Allen with Cigar

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Black and white photo of Claude Morton Allen dressed for a costume party on June 13, 1907.

Wood Cabin with Branch Railing in Foreground

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Black and white postcard of wood cabin with branch railing in the foreground at Kneen's Kamp circa 1920.

Building with Open Window

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Black and white postcard of building with open window at Kneen's Kamp c. 1920

August Schmidt by Bee hives

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Photograph of August Schmidt with his Bee Hives circa 1900.
Annotated:
~"Herrlüchen Gluckwiensch heim gebursley" (?)
"Many Happy Wishes for Your Birthday"
~"Pierart von"
Signed August Schmidt
"Old man Schmidt had bee hives +

Greenleaf Family Picnic

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Photograph of Greenleaf Family picnic; Dolores Trujillo on horse

Harry William Greenleaf

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Photograph Harry William Greenleaf at Topanga Canyon - Daddy is standing where the rpesent school grounds are, looking down at the first post office. Granpa Greenleaf (Charles) was there post mortem [sic]. Mother and Daddy had their honeymoon in…

Joseph and Ethel Robison Seated in Their Living Room

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Joseph Byrum Robison and wife Ethel Berkey Robison,
Married 1900 at Homestead in Topanga (later Trippet Ranch), circa 1900.

Lucy and Charles Greenleaf and Friends at Topanga Beach

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Photograph "when hearts were young and gay; Topanga pioneers live again in historian Nelson's fine picture of long ago" Ben Failor, Columbus (Moose) and Lucy Cheney, Mrs Ed Erdman, Claud Morton Allen

Ceola Greenleaf

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Photograph of Ceola Greenleaf - oldest of Greenleaf children

Man Stands Behind Mohn Springs Counter

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Black and white photograph of a man standing behind the lunch counter at Mohn Springs Cafe c.1920

Moel-Y-Gan Brochure

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Brochure for Moel - Y - Gan (The Ideal Mountain Resort of Southern California) c.1920

Four People Stand in Front of Topanga Tavern

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Black and white photograph of four people standing in front of Topanga Tavern 1911

"Elkhorn Camp" Building

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Black and white photograph of Elkhorn Camp c.1920

Adrian Santa Maria with Hunted Deer

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5"x9" photograph of Adrian (Teet) , age 12, with rifle and "1st deer"

Two Cars Parked by Restaurant

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Black and white photograph of Mohn Springs restaurant and dance hall

Margaret Cheney Albright and Callan Cheney

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Black and white photograph of Margaret Cheney Albright with her arm around Callan Cheney 1923

George and Valerie Cheney in Automobile

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Black and white photograph of George and Valerie Cheney in an automobile c. 1920s

Valerie Cheney and Dog

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Black and white photograph of Valerie Cheney walking with a dog in front of a house

Mary Frances Santa Maria in Curio Shop

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Black and white photo of Mary Frances Santa Maria (Tony's daughter) in Curio Shop circa 1920

George and Valerie Cheney Embracing

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Black and white photograph of George Cheney embracing Valerie Cheney 1912

Lucy Cheney and Group Portrait

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Black and white photograph of Lucy Cheney, Tom Cheney (standing just behind) and Lucy's Family c. 1895

Tom and Florence Cheney

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Black and white photograph of Tom and Florence Cheney in front of a pickup truck 1912

Jesus, Elena Santa Maria and Son Adrian by Abalone Shell Arch

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Black and white photo of Jesus and Elena Santa Maria and son Adrian by abalone shell arch 1920

Tom Cheney, Pasqual Shampay and George Cheney

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Black and white photograph of Tom Cheney, Pasqual Shampay and George Cheney holding guns and a dead dear.

Santa Maria Family Portrait

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Black and white portrait of Santa Maria family circa 1917

Santa Maria Ranch House and Surrounding Fields

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Black and white photo of Santa Maria Ranch House and surrounding fields circa 1920

Two Donkeys by Pond

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Two donkeys by Cheney Pond

Tom Cheney Holding Gun

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Tom Cheney holding gun

Four Men Stand by Ranch House

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Black and white photo of four men standing by Cheney house by dam, dam built in 1895, drained in 1918, photo taken in 1914

Columbus (Mose) and Lucy Cheney Portrait

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Black and white photograph of Columbus Cheney and Lucy Cheney on 50th Wedding Anniversary c. 1938

Columbus (Mose) and Lucy Cheney at Ranch House

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Columbus (Mose) and Lucy Cheney at Front of Ranch House

Mabel Greenleaf and Harry Greenleaf

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Mabel Greenleaf and Harry Greenleaf Photo

Ceola Greenleaf

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Ceola Greenleaf Photo