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Founding of the Friends of Sycamore Canyon – A reflection by Paul Kucharczyk

Founding of the Friends of Sycamore Canyon – A reflection by Paul Kucharczyk

  I was the supervising ranger assigned to the Goodan Ranch and Sycamore Canyon from 1996-2000. Prior experience in managing a sixth-grade camp program utilizing Urban Corps personnel, providing interpretive programs, and operations experience from my first 11 years at Agua Caliente and William Heise County Parks helped me in this promotional opportunity. My residence on-site was the stone house (est. 1939), still standing today as a burned ruin since the devastating 2003 firestorm. Twenty years ago there was no…

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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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Become a Member of “Friends of The Goodan Ranch / Sycamore Canyon”

Become a Member of “Friends of The Goodan Ranch / Sycamore Canyon”

It is time to become a member or renew your membership with the Friends of Goodan Ranch and Sycamore Canyon Open Space. If you love to bike, hike, or walk here, it is time you become a member and show your support to the Goodan Ranch and Sycamore Canyon Open Space! Please fill out this form, put it in an envelope with your check and mail it today. Thank you. We count on your membership to raise money to keep…

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