Temecula Valley Historical Society announces ‘Ramona’ at 100 presentation

Rebecca Farnbach took these photos during an event at Vail HQ June 19, 1999 when the Ramona Pageant Players came to celebrate the shared history. Valley News/Rebecca Farnbach photo
Lori Van Arsdale, formerly the mayor of Hemet, will speak to the Temecula Valley Historical Society about “Ramona” and the upcoming centennial celebration of the longest-running outdoor play in California history on Monday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.Van Arsdale, also a member of the Ramona Bowl Association Board of Directors, will share the history of the pageant that is closely related to Temecula history. Helen Hunt Jackson, the author of the book “Ramona” on which the play is based, visited Louis and Ramona Wolf at the Wolf Ranch that is now Vail HQ, just a few feet away from the Little Temecula History Center where Van Arsdale will be speaking. Hunt Jackson penned the novel shortly after her visit to Temecula and included several people and locations recognizable in the Temecula are
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