Radec Cemetary is a local historical treasure

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About 80 people are interred in the Radec Cemetery, near Temecula. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
The local historical site in the village of Radec is actually the area’s main claim to fame. The Radec Cemetery is easily reached by turning on the second dirt road off County Route 3 and the 79 South coming up from Temecula. The property is fenced, but the gate opens easily, inviting visitors to browse respectfully among the graves. According to the “History and Directory of Riverside County, 1893-4” by A. A. Bynon and Son, Radec, formerly in San Diego County, is about 6 miles to the west and south of Temecula, in the hill country of that district. Honey, hay and stock are largely grown. “The place has no commercial interest of any kind. S. V. Tripp is the postmaster,” wrote Bynon. Besides the Tripps, some famous Anza and Aguanga names can be seen in the directory. Henry B
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