Hemet Heritage Foundation and Hemet Museum to present “The History of French Valley 1850 to 1900”

French Valley pioneer Pierre Pourroy, late 1920s-1930. Valley News/Courtesy photo
David Johnson will give a presentation on French Valley, a small but growing area in Riverside County, has a vast and engrossing history that serves to encapsulate the heroism and struggle of European conflict and Westward expansion on Monday, March 11. Join as Johnson delves into the very beginning of this journey and follows French immigrants making their way from the war-torn countryside of France to the coast of America gripped in the reconstruction age, and finally to the gold laden hills of California. Learn the distinctly American story of struggle and success that lead to the creation and continued survival of French Valley. David Johnson is a Library Associate II, Archivist, and Local Historian for the French Valley Library. David has been working on French Valley history for ove
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