8-1-15 We woke up this Saturday morning to find that my minivan parked in front of our home on Marshall Way off of Eltinge had been rummaged through. they tore through all of my glove boxes there were personal papers and mail registration all over my car and up and down my street. This is the second time in 6 months. It just so happens I forgot to lock my car last night which I rarely forget to do. If you have seen any suspicious activity please report it.
Vintage Cameras – Vintage Photos July 2015
Our mystery for July involved four vintage photos of buildings in early Alpine. The photos were all taken with vintage cameras such as those on display in the Fred Bray Collection at the Alpine Historical Society’s John DeWitt Museum. We know that all four buildings were erected in the 1890’s and two of them are still in use today. So what is the mystery that these four buildings have in common? Well, these important structures and many more civic projects were financed by Benjamin Arnold.
Mr. Arnold was born in Rhode Island in 1822 and lived most of his life in the New England states. He married Harriet Leonard in 1843 and ran a very successful business trading American-made goods for spices, coffee, tea, fancy fabrics, furs, ivory, and all manner of goods from countries all over the world
The Arnolds moved to Alpine sometime during 1887-1888, to see if the clean, dry air would soothe Mr. Arnold’s asthma – and it did. So they stayed on, purchasing property in the center of town. They hired local labor and built a fine home on what we now call Alpine Boulevard, just east of the original Alpine Store and Alpine Post Office. Only the stone pillars and iron gates remain today, but in its day the Arnold house was something to see.
There were fewer than 100 folks living in Alpine when the Arnolds arrived and most were homesteaders just trying to scratch out a living while they learned how to cope with the hot dry summers in east San Diego County. So it was no surprise that the community did not have the funds to erect buildings to serve anything other than their basic needs. The Arnolds brought with them ample funds and generous hearts, and they soon set about making civic improvements that would change Alpine from a settlement of homesteaders to a bona fide town. Among the projects that were paid for by the Arnolds were improving the road from Alpine to Lakeside and El Cajon; establishing the Alpine Center Stage which offered regular service from Lakeside to Alpine and Descanso; donating land for the Alpine Cemetery; building the Alpine Center School, the Parsonage, the Oak Grove Hotel in Descanso, the Alpine Hotel (later called the Alpine Tavern); and providing half the funds needed to build the Town Hall.
A little more than 10 years after moving to Alpine, Mr. Arnold died of heart failure, but he will forever be remembered for his kindness and generosity which in a very big way helped to create our picture-perfect little town.
Alpine History Mysteries are created and edited by Tom & Judy Myers from stories, collections, and archives maintained by the Alpine Historical Society. Your membership in the Alpine Historical Society helps us collect, preserve, and publish stories like these and to maintain the John DeWitt Museum and Library, located at 2116 Tavern Road in Alpine. For information go to our website: www.alpinehistory.org, or call us at 619-885-8064.
Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – August 2015
The Alpine Library offers tons of free events, activities and programs for residents of ALL AGES! Take a look at our calendar to see everything we are offering this month! We are located at 2130 Arnold Way, Alpine, Ca. 91901 (619) 445-4221. Elisabeth Newbold – Librarian 1 Elisabeth.Newbold@sdcounty.ca.gov *View calendar larger here: August 2015 SDCL AL calendar-pdf version
Topics to include Arthritis & joint/muscle pain, animals & oils, depression, stress & anxiety, digestive & respiratory issues, healing wounds, rashes & skin issues, using the modern essential book, weight loss & detoxing, eyes & oils, building your Essential Oil business, etc.. Due to limited space, classes will be for essential oil newcomers only.
LOCATION – All classes will now be held at: 2425 Pimlico Place, Alpine CA 91901 Call Jana to reserve a seat. 619-917-7077 Space is limited so Please RSVP! Ask about other classes being held in El Centro, Mexicali, San Diego and San Ysidro. Due to limited space, classes will be for essential oil newcomers only. JANA (619) 917-7077 or email email@example.com Learn more interesting facts about Essential Oils here: www.buyessentialoilshere.com
August Class Dates:
August 4th – 11:30am (Reinventing Healthcare)
August 6th – 6:30pm (Medicine Cabinet Makeover)
August 11th – 6:30pm (Stress & Anxiety)
August 13th – 6:30pm (Respiratory & Digestive Health)
August 15th – 11:30am (E.O.’s & Animals)
August 17th – 6:30pm (Weight Loss & Detoxing)
August 20th – 11:30am (R.A.,Joint&Muscle Discomfort)
August 25th – 11:30am (Medicine Cabinet Makeover)
August 27th – 6:30pm (PTSD, Depression)
August 31st- 6:30pm – (Reinventing Healthcare)
Alpine Design Review Board Final Agenda
Monday, August 3, 2015 7:00 pm
Alpine Community Center 1830 Alpine Blvd. Alpine, CA 91901 (619) 445-7330
Note: Action may be taken on any of the following items:
I. Call to Order – Roll Call: Peggy Easterling, Kippy Thomas, Henk Tysma, Carol Morrison, Curt Dean.
II. Approval of Minutes – Correspondence III. Public Comment – At this time any member of the public may address the board for up to 3 minutes on any topic pertaining to DESIGN REVIEW in Alpine over which this Board has jurisdiction, and that does not appear on this Agenda. There can be NO BOARD DISCUSSION OR VOTE on any issue(s) so presented until such time as proper public notice is given prior to such a discussion or vote. Those wishing to address the Board on any agenda item may do so at the time that agenda item is being heard. Each presentation will be limited to 3 minutes.
IV. Review – Dickie’s Barbecue Pit – 2165 Arnold Way. Addition of new awning. Applicant Antonio Zarate (Discussion and Vote). V. Review – Honey Hill Ranch – 3087 Honey Hill Ranch Road. Site plan and building design review for new one and two story condominiums. Applicant Greg Brown (Discussion and Vote). VI. Next Meeting – September 14, 2015, 7:00 pm Alpine Community Center.
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Please Join Hosts Colin, Janice, Winston, Colin II & Lisa Campbell for a Reception to Support Dianne Jacob San Diego County Supervisor on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Campbell Creek Ranch Estate 3535 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901. Suggested Minimum Contribution ~ $100 Maximum Contribution ~ $750 per individual. *Contributions payable
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Mountain Health & Community Services, Inc. & Senator Ben Hueso Invite You! CAMPO BACK TO SCHOOL Friday, August 14th Registration Opens at 4:30p.m. Event Begins at 5:30p.m Mountain Health Community Center 976 Sheridan Road Campo, CA 9190. FREE BACKPACKS for K-12 FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES **While Supplies Last; Child Must be Present FREE BBQ DINNER GAMES & ACTIVITIES! For
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