Ed Adkins built the small Standard Oil gas station and
garage on the east side of the road. A large metal "highline"
tower next to the road marks the location today. When the southbound
lanes of the I-5 were built, the old Ridge Route was realigned
south of Owl Garage. Heading south, the new alignment curves toward
the right at the metal tower. If you stop to explore, you will
find a piece of the original highway continuing straight for a
short distance. Mr. Adkins was the founder of Castaic Brick Company