Index to History Articles- Friends of the Descanso Library
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Tales about people and places around Descanso
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Don Russell has generously
donated his father's photographs
to the Friends. He has annotated
the photos in the following articles:
*This magazine was
published by the Friends History
Committee. It is out of stock.
Articles about the Descanso Branch Library
If you have stories or photos to share about early years in Descanso, Ca., please email our
The following tales were written by our
dear friend Jenny Belle Bowman.
Inez Gorton: Descanso's first librarian
Herbert and Meave Sharman
Interview with Don Russell: Don shares his father's historical photographs.
How the first electricity reached Descanso
Stonewall Mine: Stagecoach stops in Descanso, Benjamin Arnold
Kumeyaay: Territory and Population
Articles by Other Authors
Kumeyaay: Founders, Tribes, Gather History by Maureen Brown
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*Calendar published by the Friends History Committee