20 Earliest Years of Newsletter now available
Great news! All of the Historical Society’s old newsletters have now been added to the “Newsletter Archives” page (click on News -> Newsletter Archives).
The recent additions of the 1990-1999 and 2000-2009 collections of newsletters now complete the newsletter archives. These archived newsletters contain a treasure trove of history articles along with news of the Society’s earliest days. The collection chronicles the group of dedicated founders and their many years of Gigantic Rummage Sales and Cowboy Show Fundraisers toward their dream of someday building a History Center.
After perusing these old newsletters both current and past members can look with pride at the History Center and Museum of today.
Visitors to the History Center lately have probably delighted in viewing the many historic signs hanging from its outside walls. Projects like this can be challenging but are rewarding when visitors give us positive feedback. Or not: some have pointedly asked: “What is that McDonald’s Coming Soon sign doing up there??”
30 minutes. Jeff Ohlson of the Carmel Valley Historical Society gives an overview of the history of Carmel Valley’s Cachagua Fire Department. This presentation takes you from its formative days of the mid-1970s to present. The presentation includes the history of the department’s founders and directors, its volunteer firefighters and their rigorous training, their fire vehicles, its legendary fundraising and community support, and major fire incidents.
We are happy to share with you the results of our latest endeavor – a Virtual Tour of the History Center!
A comprehensive history of the department recounts its early days to present. It includes many photos of volunteers in training or during actual emergencies.
Now for the first time you can download a full 56-page file of the Centennial Newspaper for your enjoyment. This rare issue contains many historical articles about Carmel Valley, such as: Ranching, Native Indians, noteworthy families, old schools, Valley Library service history, fire departments, churches, parks, and much more.