Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

6th Grade Graduation Program, 1955.

Newhall Elementary School.

Newhall Elementary School 6th Grade Graduation program, June 16, 1955. One sheet of 8½x11-inch brown rag paper, double sided, unfolded.

School board members: Paul Dyck (president, K.V. Ehrhardt (clerk), J.T. Salmond, Robert N. Chesebrough, M.A. McCanlies.

Superintendent: Glenn A. Riddlebarger.

6th grade teachers: Herbert A. Kelly, Morris Verity, Wilda Oberby.

Newhall Elementary was the Newhall School District's only campus at the time. Seventh and eighth graders attended William S. Hart Junior and Senior High School (the SCV's only junior and/or senior high school at the time).

About the Contributor:

Doris Marguerite (Trester) Patrick moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1949 with her parents, Dwight Albert Trester and Flora Trester. Dwight (1913-1994) came from Iowa and worked in the in the Placerita oil field (Confusion Hill). Flora was a member of the Little Santa Clara Valley (SCV) Council PTA and worked at the Newhall 5-10-25 Cent Store at 644 Spruce Street — which became 24274 San Fernando Road in the 1950s and El Trocadero restaurant in the 1990s. In the late 1960s, the couple also ran their own janitorial service company. In March 1987, following Dwight's retirement from the oil field, the couple returned to Iowa.

Doris grew up in the family home at 24373 Chestnut Street. A member of Camp Fire Girls, she attended Newhall Elementary School and William S. Hart Junior and Senior High School (Class of 1961). She met her future husband, Joe Patrick, at the new Rollerama skating rink when it opened in Saugus in 1960. He was in the Army, stationed at the local Nike base. They married and moved in 1964 to Canyon Country, where they made their home until 1994. Doris now lives in Texas (2019).

TR5501: Program donated 2019 by Doris Trester Patrick (Hart High 1961). Download individual pages here. Photo file.
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