The city of Newhall in the Santa Clarita Valley has a rich history of movie making. Movies were being made there as early as 1903. "Bronco Billy's Christmas Dinner" was filmed there in 1912, starring Newhall resident Gilbert Anderson. Charlie Chaplin, Tom Mix and of course William Hart settled and/or worked in the Newhall area for many years. W.C Fields is shown here around 1935 in the front of his home on 8th Street in Newhall.
To honor its rich Western heritage, Newhall installed a Walk of Western Stars in 1981. Originally named the Western Walk of Fame, the name was changed after the Hollywood Walk of Fame sued over the use of the phrase "Walk of Fame." Cowboy stars and other notable people who contributed to movie making in the SCV have been inducted and immortalized on the Walk every year until 1994, when copyright issues and an earthquake known as the Northridge quake put a stop to the installations. But they began again in 2000. Here's one of the very first inductees, Tom Mix, and Tony the Wonder Horse.
Here are a list of the inductees; at the end of the list is a link to an interactive map where you can see where the stars are installed.
Harry Dean Stanton
Sons of the San Joaquin
Harry Carey Jr.
William Boyd (Posthumous)
Riders in the Sky
Jo Anne Darcy (Lifetime Achievement)
Dale Evans (Lifetime Achievement)
Harry Carey, Sr.
Iron Eyes Cody
Tex Ritter (Posthumous)
William S. Hart
Go to this interactive map of the Walk of Western Stars to see where your favorite star is honored.
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