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Lifelong residents will recall Escondido “the way it was” at annual meeting Oct. 24

Pioneer Room Friends will hold their annual meeting in the Turrentine Room of the Escondido Public Library on October 24, from 6–7:30 p.m.

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the PRF calendar of historical photographs, guest speakers will highlight the calendar’s theme of “Then and Now” in Escondido.  The lifelong residents making short presentations are Tom Humphrey, Arliss Mones Freeman, Marilyn Shriver, and Arlene Knappe Shuster.  They will answer some intriguing questions:

• Why were wooden ramps built along Grand Avenue during the 1930’s and 1940’s?

• Why did three sisters from North Dakota form a congregation in Escondido?

• Did paratroopers really fall from the sky onto Old Escondido High hill on 4th Avenue?

• When were girls excluded from the Escondido High School gym?

In addition, a rare opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Pioneer Room will be available from 4– 6 p.m. prior to the PRF annual meeting. For more details, contact the Library’s Archivist at 760-839-4315.

The 2018 Pioneer Room Friends 20th Anniversary Calendar will be available for purchase, as will tickets for an opportunity drawing.  The event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.

Escondido Public Library’s Pioneer Room, is located at 247 South Kalmia St. and is a repository for local history and genealogy resources.  All proceeds generated by Pioneer Room Friends directly supports the archives.

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