Crops and Cattle were the mainstay of the company during this time. There were also mineral leases for oil that helped. Unfortunately it was not enough to support the growing families of the Newhall sons who had positions of “community leadership” to maintain.
The civic and social activities called for a comfortable manner of living and uninterrupted contributions of time and money to community and welfare projects. When funds fell short, they went to the inheritance left by their father.