William S. Hart…Who?

We visited the William S. Hart Museum and Park in Newhall, California. We had never heard of Mr. Hart but what a life he lead. He was an American silent film actor, screenwriter, director and producer and is remembered as one of the foremost western star of the silent era. During the late 1910s and early 1920s, he was one of the most popular movie stars, a super star of his time. He left his 260 acre estate to Los Angles county. His Spanish Colonial Revival Style Mansion home is such a wonderful slice of history of not only of his life but of the era he lived in. The impressive collection of Western artwork by noted artists Charles M. Russell, Frederic Remington, and Joe de Yong, as well as mementos from early Hollywood, personal furnishings and effects, and artifacts representing multiple Native American cultures. Another must see if your in the area. Also we had lunch at the Newhall Refinery and I had the Short Rib Grilled cheese which was fantastic! Short ribs and a grilled cheese sandwich all in one! The beer was good too!

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