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Restoration of house destroyed in the Fires at Goodan Ranch

Restoration of house destroyed in the Fires at Goodan Ranch

Here is a little history about the fires at in Sycamore Canyon,    After the fires there was talk of restoring the Goodan Ranch house and barn.  The Friends of Goodan Ranch / Sycamore Canyon pleaded with the County of San Diego to restore the house.  But, as you can see, they lost the battle.  Today the remnants of the fires at Goodan Ranch / Sycamore Canyon are still visible.  

Benjamin Franklin Kirkham – Poway, CA & a Town Called Stowe

Benjamin Franklin Kirkham – Poway, CA & a Town Called Stowe

A story of Stowe and the family of Benjamin Franklin Kirkham What’s In A Name? A Lot of History If you’re driving around the industrial area of Poway, you’re liable to cross Stowe Road. You might also encounter Kirkham Court, Kirkham Road and Kirkham Way. These roads wind above  and around Beeler and Sycamore Canyons. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries these canyons held a little community called Stowe. Stowe had its own post office from 1889 to 1905…

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