School memories grow

Bonnie Martland Special to Valley News My husband and I moved to Temecula in 1979, when we were both hired to teach at Temecula Middle School. I was hired as teacher No. 50 in the district, and he was No. 51. He was hired to keep class sizes to 21 students. In those days, there […]

Temecula Valley Historical Society to present talk on ‘Temecula Disasters’

Temecula Valley Historical Society to present talk on ‘Temecula Disasters’

TEMECULA – Temecula Valley Historical Society member Dale Garcia will present a talk on “Temecula Disasters” 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at the regular meeting of the society at the Little Temecula History Center. Using descriptions and photographs, Garcia will show natural disasters and man-made calamities that have contributed to the character of Temecula. Garcia, […]

The Mormon Battalion enters the Temecula Valley

The Mormon Battalion enters the Temecula Valley

Bonnie Martland Special to Valley News The Mormon Battalion of 1846-1847 came about as a matter of mutual assistance between the American government and the Mormons. President Polk was looking for aid in fighting the Mexican-American War, and the Mormon leader Brigham Young was looking for help in moving his religious community westward. An agreement […]

Temecula Historical Society to present two-part program on Chinese in San Diego County

Temecula Historical Society to present two-part program on Chinese in San Diego County

TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Historical Society will present a two-part program on the Chinese in San Diego County during the 1880s including the Chinese workers on the California Southern Railroad in Temecula Canyon, July 24. The California Southern Railroad was in San Diego County before the formation of Riverside County. Dr. Susie Lan Cassel, professor of literature and writing at California […]

Temecula Valley Historical Society meeting focuses on handwriting to determine personalities

Temecula Valley Historical Society meeting focuses on handwriting to determine personalities

TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Historical Society will present a unique program 6 p.m. Monday, May 22, for people who are interested in knowing about the personality traits of their ancestors based on looking at handwriting samples. Paula Sassi, a certified master graphologist, will present principles of handwriting analysis in her program “What Was Great-Grandpa Really Like?” She will […]

Chapel celebrates 100 years

Bonnie Martland Special to Valley News Residents may have noticed a little chapel nestled amid the trees and shrubs in Sam Hicks Park in Old Town Temecula. The chapel is the first church in Temecula built to be a church, and on many weekends it still hosts beautiful weddings. It is the original St. Catherine’s […]

‘Notable Women of Temecula’s Past’ celebrated March 14 at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library

TEMECULA – In celebration of Women’s History Month, members of the Temecula Valley Historical Society, Lynn Cude and Mindy Johnson, bring to life “Notable Women of Temecula’s Past,” Tuesday, March 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library for a glimpse of early Temecula life and the story of two fascinating […]

Local historian to give talk on Murray Schloss’ community

Local historian to give talk on Murray Schloss’ community

Bob Kent, a local historian and member of the Temecula Valley Historical Society, will present the results of his research on the life of Murray Schloss and the little known history of Schloss’s utopian community near Temecula. His presentation to the historical society will begin at 6 p.m., Oct. 24, in the Little Temecula History Center, the […]

Lost and found

Bonnie Martland When we moved to Temecula in 1979, as I recall, there were about 5,000 people in Temecula. There was one middle school and one elementary school. Few outside the local area knew about our soon to burgeon community. In fact around town could be seen automobiles sporting the bumper stickers exclaiming, “Where the […]

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