California Historic Landmarks

Lyons Station (Stagecoach Stop)

Site Information

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Landmark Number: 688
Location: 23287 N Sierra Hwy, near State Hwy 14 and San Fernando Rd, Newhall, Los Angeles County
Marker Plaque: Official State Plaque
Admission: no charge

Description

The Lyons Station stagecoach stop is now Eternal Valley Memorial Park.

From California Historical Landmarks:

This site was the location of a combination store, post office, telegraph office, tavern, and stage depot accommodating travelers during the Kern River gold rush in the early 1850s. A regular stop for Butterfield and other early California stage lines, it was purchased by Sanford and Cyrus Lyons in 1855, and by 1868 at least twenty families lived here. Eternal Valley Memorial Park has called their final resting place "The Garden of the Pioneers."

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The official marker plaque. The photo is taken at an odd angle because...
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... someone planted a tree in front of the plaque.

 

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