Santa Susana Knolls, California
Santa Susana Book Cover

"Santa Susana" by local historian, Bill Appleton, is a 128-page, 9.5" x 6.5", softcover book with 200 historic photos, including some of the airport, Corriganville, Bottle Village, notable residents, citrus crate labels, and a 1932 photo of the Santa Susana Hardware store, which is now Aubergine Emporium. Available by mail order only. Download and print this order form. Allow about 4 weeks for delivery.

A Little History of the "Knolls"

Because of artifacts found in the open area across the tracks from the train depot, we know that the Knolls has been in continous habitation since the before the Spanish conquest era, a few hundred years ago. In the late 1960's the City of Simi voted for incorporation. They even had the option to call their new city Santa Susana, instead of Simi Valley. But the city residents then didn't. Their loss. As a result the unincorporated area left over from their citification, became the Santa Susana Knolls.

In the twentieth century, the Hollywood film community had their "get away" cabins in the Knolls area. Douglas Fairbanks had a retreat in the Box Canyon area, and many pre-1960's action movies were filmed among the rocky outcroppings and byways and groves of Corriganville. (Like Fort Apache and Robin Hood.)

If you want to know more about the famous, the infamous and the recluse who made Santa Susana Knolls their home, you should buy the history of Santa Susana. (See the buying information at the right.) (SORRY! The book is now out of print.)