July 28, 2012 (El Cajon)--What was life like 100 years ago here in El Cajon? As part of the Centennial Celebration for the City, the El Cajon Library and the El Cajon Historical Society are presenting a "Journey To Our Historical Past" speaker series starting August 2. There are currently seven presentations scheduled for the first and third Thursday of the month in the Community Room of the library, 201 E. Douglas Avenue, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
On August 2, the featured speaker will be Eldonna Lay, the Knox House Museum Curator, speaking about the Homestead Act of 1862 and the effects of the Industrial Revolution on Post-Civil War Settlement of El Cajon. On August 16, the speakers will be Carroll Rice, historical writer; and Carol Clark Cunningham, resident, speaking about the Lively Arts in El Cajon and about the arrival of the Clark Family in 1911.
Future speakers will be listed in future articles and on the Centennial website at www.elcajon100.com. Please call (619) 588-3708 for more information.