The friendship of Parkie and Aunt Bessie grows

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Hotel Temecula is seen as it looked in 1960 when the Parkers purchased it. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Rebecca Marshall Farnbach Special to Valley News In April 1879, a weary doctor delivered Ysabel Grace Gonzalez, the first non-Native female born in Temecula. Her new life and the blossoming of spring infused him with much needed hope. He had just passed through a worrisome winter recovering from tuberculosis and had just buried his precious 1-year-old daughter on a hillside overlooking Temecula. Attending the birth of the healthy baby Ysabel encouraged him. He wrote euphorically to relatives in New York State, saying he had just made it in time to deliver the “very pretty and plump girl.” The name of the doctor and the site of his child’s grave are
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