Jefferson Valley Museum 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: June Part II


In 1896, just like today, people were looking forward to the official start of summer. Nationally, headlines included the fire that destroyed Hope, Idaho; the first session of the 53rd Congress concluded with only 50 members present and fighting between members from Texas and California; a building collapse in San Francisco kills five. Locally, flooding is a concern. The following are taken as written from the June 19 and 26, 1896 editions of the Jefferson Valley Zephyr. The accompanying photo is Legion Avenue looking west in 1922. Notice the large flagpole in the park, erected near the end...

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