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Image courtesy D. Matuszak; click to enlarge.
It took a lot of hard work and patience to bring these fruit trees to the school. They appear to be in good hands here and will go to good use for Temple City students and community. Vitafusion Gummy Vitamins provided support to this project! FruitTreeProject
Veteran TC folk will recall that fruit trees were ubiquitous in the early history of the town. Among the many inducements to settle the area, the availability of small plots suitable for orchards was fundamental, and anyone over 70 will recall that many households had orange, lemon, grapefruit or avocado trees. The slope from north to south with little relief enables a "mountain and valley" wind that keeps temperatures steady, and the shallow water table and sandy soil make cultivation easy.
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
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The building was completed in approximately 1806 after the mission was relocated from its original location at Whittier Narrows, founded in 1771. An active congregation has worshipped at the Mission for over 200 years, and it has been a focus of study by generations of students in the region, including TCHS students from most classes in their fourth grade year.
The Mission was the starting point for the families who walked the nine miles west to found Los Angeles in 1781, and it was the source of population for several other Spanish and Mexican era settlements, making the Mission the birthplace of the birthplace of many if not most TCHS alumni. The Workman and Temple families instrumental in the founding of Temple City and many descendants were reputedly parishioners at various times.
Contributions to reconstruction can be made at the following link.
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I just wanted to let you know that I received your book! My goodness, I picked up the box and I thought you sent me a few copies by mistake. To find out that was only one book was staggering! In regards to any aspect of surfing, I think you compiled one of the most comprehensive collective on the subject.
I am so impressed with your ability to gather, catalog, and organize this book and to provide such a wonderful narrative for it…Congratulations! on an important history of surfing and San Onofre. I know it must have been a true labor of love.
—Dr. Carla Lane
I can go on and on about your book but I’ll just keep it short. I gotta say this book to me is incredible and the history and the way it go’s in different directions of history on all sides. it’s really a masterpiece and thanks for your big efforts and your time spent. It’s so well done and I’ll be reading and looking at the photos for a long time and thanks for including me. What a big stoke, thanks again.
—Brian Bent, retro San Onofre surfer
Temple City Jr. High School was then part of the Pasadena School District before the eleciton of 1954 that created Temple City Unified School District. TCJHS became Oak Avenue Intermediate when the new Lemon Ave. campus of TCHS opened in 1956.
We have been speculating about "where are they now" as we review the names. Your editors were still in elementary school at the time. Emperor and Cloverly schools were newly founded, and La Rosa did not exist.
If you would like to acquire this bit of memorabilia, perhaps for your own enjoyment or perhaps as a prospective donation to TCHS or Oak Ave. please contact the editor at the link below. We will forward your message.
UPDATE: Lisa has given us permission to post her email mtngyrl @ cloud.com; of course you'll know how to correct our privacy tweak.
Champagne Toast, Local Micro-Brew, Cocktails,
* Dinner and Dancing *
DJ playing our favorite music from 1967-1970
And lots of "Hey, I remember you –
Whataya been up to the past 50 years?"
Cost Per Person $130.00. Please make checks payable to:
TCHS Class of 1970 50th Reunion
Mail checks to:
TCHS Class of 1970 50th Reunion
P.O. Box 141
Summerland, CA. 93067-0141
by August 1, 2020. Include your email address so that a receipt can be emailed to you.
Host Hotel – The Doubletree Hotel
924 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016
We have reserved a block of rooms at $145 per night plus tax.
Here is the link to make a reservation: (Not submitted with notice.)
There will be a shuttle to take hotel guests from the hotel to the event and back again.
Reunion Committee email: email@example.com
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