Lakeside Historical Society

Lakeside Historical Society LAKESIDE HISTORICAL SOCIETY SINCE 1972 Lakeside History Information, Lakeside historical Society Happenings.

Operating as usual

09/13/2021
Join us to honor the 20th Anniversary of that tragic day.
09/05/2021

Join us to honor the 20th Anniversary of that tragic day.

Join us to honor the 20th Anniversary of that tragic day.

Something to be reminded of ... our Downtown could look this good. 😊
09/03/2021

Something to be reminded of ... our Downtown could look this good. 😊

HISTORIC PRESERVATION IS ABOUT INVESTING IN COMMUNITIES.

08/28/2021

#Sponsor
Thank you Lakeside Historical Society for being an Official Event Program Sponsor for the 56th Annual Western Days Parade and 57th Annual Lakeside Rodeo publishing in The East County Californian and The Alpine Sun on August 27.

Longtime Lakeside resident Roy Lee Cooper has passed away at the age of 95. The Cooper family arrived in Lakeside in 192...
08/27/2021

Longtime Lakeside resident Roy Lee Cooper has passed away at the age of 95. The Cooper family arrived in Lakeside in 1926. Roy Lee (as many friends called him) attended Grossmont High where he was a track star, setting a school record for 120-yard low hurdles that was unmatched for 25 years. He graduated in 1943 and enlisted in the US Navy, serving as a Radarman on the USS Patterson during WWII. His name was proudly displayed on the Lakeside Honor Roll, which stood in front of the Lakeside Community Church during the war years. Roy Lee was also a charter member of the local VFW.
In 1947, Roy Lee married Mary Lou Craig and lived in Lakeside, where they welcomed a daughter and then a son. The couple eventually owned and operated the Bostonia Cement Works. Retiring at age 52, Roy Lee and Mary enjoyed the retired life – traveling and visiting until they moved to Montana in 1983. Roy Lee lived there until he died. Among other things, Roy Lee was a musician who used to entertain his shipmates on the Patterson by playing his guitar and singing while sitting on the ship’s fantail. Roy Lee made a point to keep in touch with friends, family, and shipmates. Over the years, he made many visits to Lakeside, stopping in at the VFW or the Historical Society just to say hi and visit friends, both old and new. He was a genial and jovial man, someone you were always happy to see. He is a man who will be missed.
Roy Lee is survived by children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and even great, great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial was held with Military Honors in Montana. The family suggested memorials be made to the Lakeside Historical Society or the Lakeside VFW Post 5867.

Longtime Lakeside resident Roy Lee Cooper has passed away at the age of 95. The Cooper family arrived in Lakeside in 1926. Roy Lee (as many friends called him) attended Grossmont High where he was a track star, setting a school record for 120-yard low hurdles that was unmatched for 25 years. He graduated in 1943 and enlisted in the US Navy, serving as a Radarman on the USS Patterson during WWII. His name was proudly displayed on the Lakeside Honor Roll, which stood in front of the Lakeside Community Church during the war years. Roy Lee was also a charter member of the local VFW.
In 1947, Roy Lee married Mary Lou Craig and lived in Lakeside, where they welcomed a daughter and then a son. The couple eventually owned and operated the Bostonia Cement Works. Retiring at age 52, Roy Lee and Mary enjoyed the retired life – traveling and visiting until they moved to Montana in 1983. Roy Lee lived there until he died. Among other things, Roy Lee was a musician who used to entertain his shipmates on the Patterson by playing his guitar and singing while sitting on the ship’s fantail. Roy Lee made a point to keep in touch with friends, family, and shipmates. Over the years, he made many visits to Lakeside, stopping in at the VFW or the Historical Society just to say hi and visit friends, both old and new. He was a genial and jovial man, someone you were always happy to see. He is a man who will be missed.
Roy Lee is survived by children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and even great, great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial was held with Military Honors in Montana. The family suggested memorials be made to the Lakeside Historical Society or the Lakeside VFW Post 5867.

Don't forget to join us for breakfast tomorrow - Saturday, August 28! Our traditional Cowboy Breakfast is still only $5 ...
08/27/2021

Don't forget to join us for breakfast tomorrow - Saturday, August 28! Our traditional Cowboy Breakfast is still only $5 per person! We open our "doors" (or gates this time) at 7am and will serve until about 9:30am - or until the food runs out. We're eating outside, on our courtyard, to the the live tunes of "The Tradesmen." Enter and pay off of our little parking lot - there be shade out there. And don't forget the Western Days Parade at 9:35am on Woodside and Maine Avenues!

Don't forget to join us for breakfast tomorrow - Saturday, August 28! Our traditional Cowboy Breakfast is still only $5 per person! We open our "doors" (or gates this time) at 7am and will serve until about 9:30am - or until the food runs out. We're eating outside, on our courtyard, to the the live tunes of "The Tradesmen." Enter and pay off of our little parking lot - there be shade out there. And don't forget the Western Days Parade at 9:35am on Woodside and Maine Avenues!

Barbara Dyer Channell presents milk pitcher from the Lakeside Inn she found to President’s Diane Angus and Gary Mitrovic...
08/12/2021

Barbara Dyer Channell presents milk pitcher from the Lakeside Inn she found to President’s Diane Angus and Gary Mitrovich at the board meeting this morning. What a wonderful find to add to our Museum. Thank you Barbara!

Barbara Dyer Channell presents milk pitcher from the Lakeside Inn she found to President’s Diane Angus and Gary Mitrovich at the board meeting this morning. What a wonderful find to add to our Museum. Thank you Barbara!

Our Cowboy Breakfast is back! Come join us on August 28, before the Western Days Parade, and have yourself a hearty Cowb...
08/11/2021

Our Cowboy Breakfast is back! Come join us on August 28, before the Western Days Parade, and have yourself a hearty Cowboy meal - still only $5 per person! We'll be serving outside, in the courtyard of our historic Olde Community Church from 7:00 a.m. to about 9:30 a.m - as long as the food holds out. Hope to see you there!

Our Cowboy Breakfast is back! Come join us on August 28, before the Western Days Parade, and have yourself a hearty Cowboy meal - still only $5 per person! We'll be serving outside, in the courtyard of our historic Olde Community Church from 7:00 a.m. to about 9:30 a.m - as long as the food holds out. Hope to see you there!

Our Co-President at Lakeside Historical Society received an email from Paul Johnson. Gary said this."It is with a heavy ...
08/07/2021

Our Co-President at Lakeside Historical Society received an email from Paul Johnson. Gary said this.
"It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I must inform our membership that Sarai Johnson passed away yesterday, from an extended battle with cancer. Her husband, Paul Johnson, shared the news with me this morning and asked that I inform LHS.
There will be a memorial service in the near future, but the date has yet to be set. It will be at the Marston House garden in Balboa Park. I will share the specifics as soon as I get them.
As most of you know, Sarai has been working on the National Register nomination of our Olde Community Church on Maine Ave Lakeside for the past few years. Paul made a point to tell me he is determined to get that done as soon as possible. I offered my assistance as well.
Sarai was a one-of-a-kind preservationist and human being. Her knowledge of local history, historical sites, and building codes was pretty much without equal. She will be missed not only by her many friends and family, but by the Lakeside Historical Society and the Lakeside Community Planning Group, who so benefitted from her involvement."
I would add, Sarai helped us save the Historic El Monte Pumphouse on El Monte Rd. It was almost demolished if it hadn't been for a group of us including Sarai. The photo below is of her at the Pumphouse parking lot. We were documenting the building.
RIP Sarai Goebel Johnson you were such a sweet soul.

Our Co-President at Lakeside Historical Society received an email from Paul Johnson. Gary said this.
"It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I must inform our membership that Sarai Johnson passed away yesterday, from an extended battle with cancer. Her husband, Paul Johnson, shared the news with me this morning and asked that I inform LHS.
There will be a memorial service in the near future, but the date has yet to be set. It will be at the Marston House garden in Balboa Park. I will share the specifics as soon as I get them.
As most of you know, Sarai has been working on the National Register nomination of our Olde Community Church on Maine Ave Lakeside for the past few years. Paul made a point to tell me he is determined to get that done as soon as possible. I offered my assistance as well.
Sarai was a one-of-a-kind preservationist and human being. Her knowledge of local history, historical sites, and building codes was pretty much without equal. She will be missed not only by her many friends and family, but by the Lakeside Historical Society and the Lakeside Community Planning Group, who so benefitted from her involvement."
I would add, Sarai helped us save the Historic El Monte Pumphouse on El Monte Rd. It was almost demolished if it hadn't been for a group of us including Sarai. The photo below is of her at the Pumphouse parking lot. We were documenting the building.
RIP Sarai Goebel Johnson you were such a sweet soul.

A way to get involved with the new library before it opens!
08/01/2021

A way to get involved with the new library before it opens!

A way to get involved with the new library before it opens!

07/29/2021

**28 days until K**I and the Lakeside Rodeo TV Interviews, Slack starts at 9 AM and public (event is free) is welcome with SD County COVID Guidelines enforced.
**29 days until the first performance of the Lakeside Rodeo
Tickets are $25 Adult and $15 Kids 12 and under.
**30 days until the amazing Lakeside Parade and the Historical Society Cowboy Breakfast with live band and great eats!

Rodeo Tickets will be available August 1, only online at www.Lakesiderodeo.com... set your alarm for 8 AM and ready, set , go for the best seats in the house. VERY Limited box office openings in 2021, so buy your tickets ONLINE!

Another milestone for the new Lakeside Library!
07/25/2021

Another milestone for the new Lakeside Library!

Another milestone for the new Lakeside Library!

07/25/2021

Our first Vintage & Collectibles Sale was a success! Thanks to all our volunteers , especially Yrene Woods and the Museum Committee as well as Pennie McMahon - we have such great and generous volunteers and supporters!! And thanks to all our shoppers. We'll be doing this again next year!

Half off on selected items starting at 11am!
07/24/2021

Half off on selected items starting at 11am!

Half off on selected items starting at 11am!

Vintage Sale items.
07/24/2021

Vintage Sale items.

Vintage Sale items.

Old fashioned 1918 Bush & Lane phonograph with records.
07/24/2021

Old fashioned 1918 Bush & Lane phonograph with records.

Old fashioned 1918 Bush & Lane phonograph with records.

For sale now at our Vintage Sale!
07/24/2021

For sale now at our Vintage Sale!

For sale now at our Vintage Sale!

LAST DAY! Come see what we have left at our Vintage & Collectibles Sale. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. (or maybe a little earl...
07/24/2021

LAST DAY! Come see what we have left at our Vintage & Collectibles Sale. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. (or maybe a little earlier). 😀

LAST DAY! Come see what we have left at our Vintage & Collectibles Sale. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. (or maybe a little earlier). 😀

Danbury mint 30" Kewpie doll!
07/23/2021

Danbury mint 30" Kewpie doll!

Danbury mint 30" Kewpie doll!

It's about to begin! Our Vintage & Collectibles Sale is here! Come on by and check it out.
07/23/2021

It's about to begin! Our Vintage & Collectibles Sale is here! Come on by and check it out.

It's about to begin! Our Vintage & Collectibles Sale is here! Come on by and check it out.

Lakeside Roots.Lakeside first fire station.In 1954 A volunteer fire company was formed and the first Fire company was fo...
07/15/2021

Lakeside Roots.
Lakeside first fire station.
In 1954 A volunteer fire company was formed and the first Fire company was formed at Ed Harrisons Mobil Gas Station on Maine Ave Lakeside. In 1959 Ed Harrison was appointed Fire Chief, a position held until his retirment in 1974. This is his Firefighter helmet donated to the Lakeside Historical Society by Ed Harrisons grandson Michael.
If you are wondering where the station was jus look across the street from Mary's donuts. There is a red Pegasus atop the old original building that Ramon Ibarra has restored nicely, Thank you Ramon for appriciating our historical assets.
What a beautiful gift to the historical society for all the public to enjoy.

Lakeside Roots.Lakeside first fire station.In 1954 A volunteer fire company was formed and the first Fire company was fo...
07/15/2021

Lakeside Roots.
Lakeside first fire station.
In 1954 A volunteer fire company was formed and the first Fire company was formed at Ed Harrisons Mobil Gas Station on Maine Ave Lakeside. In 1959 Ed Harrison was appointed Fire Chief, a position held until his retirement in 1974. This is his Firefighter helmet donated to the Lakeside Historical Society by Ed Harrisons grandson Michael. retirement in 1974. This is his Firefighter helmet donated to the Lakeside Historical Society by Ed Harrisons grandson Michael.
If you are wondering where the station was jus look across the street from Mary's donuts. There is a red Pegasus atop the old original building that Ramon Ibarra has restored nicely, Thank you Ramon for appreciating our historical assets.
What a beautiful gift to the historical society for all the public to enjoy.

Don't forget, this Sunday!!!
06/30/2021

Don't forget, this Sunday!!!

Don't forget, this Sunday!!!

06/21/2021
06/10/2021
By Vice P Rob HardingLakeview school means a lot to Lakeside. And the older 1890s schoolhouse across the street does als...
04/22/2021

By Vice P Rob Harding
Lakeview school means a lot to Lakeside. And the older 1890s schoolhouse across the street does also….But not as much as seeing the youth of Lakeside get involved with our Historical Society !! The picture presented actually has a 2007 project from Living History days in it . Then it has the 2 youngest Life members of our organization - that both are Lakeview alumni. To be able to have this proudly in the office we hope it is infectious and more of the younger Lakeside kids will be involved in the community.

04/15/2021

The Tradesmen are returning to the Olde Community Church for a free public concert on Saturday, April 17, starting at 1:00 p.m. They will be performing in our courtyard, so come on by, be socially distant, and have a good listen. Thank you, gentlemen!

The Tradesmen are returning to the Olde Community Church for a free public concert on Saturday, April 17, starting at 1:...
04/09/2021

The Tradesmen are returning to the Olde Community Church for a free public concert on Saturday, April 17, starting at 1:00 p.m. They will be performing in our courtyard, so come on by, be socially distant, and have a good listen. Thank you, gentlemen!

The Tradesmen are returning to the Olde Community Church for a free public concert on Saturday, April 17, starting at 1:00 p.m. They will be performing in our courtyard, so come on by, be socially distant, and have a good listen. Thank you, gentlemen!

125 years ago today: The 1st Presbyterian Church of Lakeside is officially dedicated - March 29, 1896.
03/29/2021

125 years ago today: The 1st Presbyterian Church of Lakeside is officially dedicated - March 29, 1896.

Good news everyone!
03/28/2021

Good news everyone!

Good news everyone!

Cecil's Restaurant! I found this great old matchbook cover on eBay.
02/27/2021

Cecil's Restaurant! I found this great old matchbook cover on eBay.

Cecil's Restaurant! I found this great old matchbook cover on eBay.

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Lakeside, CA
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October 28, 2020: 8 AM - 2 PM Covid Testing AND flu shots...Lakeside Library or the nearby parking lot.
A lot of the equestrian entries in the Mother Goose Parade are from Lakeside. These slides offered on Ebay (not by me) show a pair of matching Silver Riders. I didn't start riding in the parade until the 70's so I don't recognize them.
Thanks for providing the polling place!
***Claudia May Gillespie Hall-Campbell-Taylor*** On Saturday, December 21, 2019, The "Meanest Mom in Lakeside" passed away. It was a title that her kids gave her and that she held with pride. Claudia was born in Los Angeles on July 31, 1927, and was raised as an only child. She married our dad, Wyatt W. Hall in 1946. After the typical travels of a Navy family, in 1951 they settled in Lakeside to raise us five precious kids. In her final years, she frequently reminisced about much she loved living and raising kids in Lakeside. This makes sense since like a CIA Spy Master she kept a bevy of spies throughout the Lakeside community, normal-looking people, moms, teachers and shop keepers who were always on the lookout for any Hall kid who was misbehaving. It was from this circle of informants that allowed her to know before we got home what we were guilty of and to have a suitable punishment ready (remember, we said she was mean!). Since daddy was often out to sea, she knew that she didn't have the "wait-until-your-dad-gets-home" option of discipline. She was preceded in death by three husbands, our dad, Wyatt Hall in 1973. Later, she married Gordon Campbell who again left her a widow. Then many years later to John Taylor who admitted to being a little nervous about being #3 and swore to not eat any mushrooms that she served him. After John passed (not from mushroom poisoning) we pled with her not to marry again, citing the simple fact that there was not enough room on the headstone. With the full name of Claudia May Gillespie Hall-Campbell-Taylor that would probably require an extra headstone. As if raising us five delightful kids wasn't enough of a life accomplishment, she went back to college after dad's death and completed her AA degree at Grossmont College. She was a life-long learner, a voracious reader, and an avid traveler, going to Europe eleven times and making a complete trip around the world on her own. She was very active in the Lakeside Farms PTA, the Los Angeles High School Alumni Association, and at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish where she taught CCD and was one of the first Lay Eucharistic Ministers at OLPH and later was active at St. John the Evangelist in Encinitas. Her son Wyatt W (El Cap 1965). and step-son Richard (from dad's first marriage) preceded her in death. Her other children include Cathie Kenefick of Satsuma Fl., Steve Hall of Lakeside, Kevin Hall of Carlsbad, and Ellen Hall of Tombstone Az. In addition, (not counting her second & third husband's kids), she has twelve grandkids, thirteen great-grandkids, and four great-great-grandkids. Having been born and raised as an only child, her greatest desire was to have a large family. In her later years, she would just marvel at the size of our family and it brought her great joy. So, the mantle of "Meanest Mom in Lakeside" is back up for grabs. We will be having a viewing on Friday, January 10, 2020, from 3:00-4:00 at El Camino Mortuary at 340 Melrose Avenue, Encinitas. Her funeral mass will be held at the Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The Rosary will begin at 11:00 with mass to follow. The burial will be directly after mass when she'll be laid to rest beside our dad. 4470 Hilltop Drive, San Diego 92102
Lakeside friends our annual El Cap Cheer Car Wash is this Saturday at the Elks Lodge 9am-12pm! https://www.facebook.com/events/743969926052827/
My son found Treasure in the crawl space under our house. It looks like it’s been there for many years. Two old tool boxes with tools, an old beer can, First aid kit, and an almost new looking Maniscalco’s Cactis Ranch pencil. (Lakeside Historical Society has the old Maniscalco‘s sign displayed inside)
We still have seats left for both tours! Come explore east county's history with us!
We still have seats left for tomorrow's great program from Sam Webb. No membership required to learn about Alpine history!
The latest newsletter has a photo of an ashtray from Al's Mobile & Garage Service. Al and Lorraine Minchow were good friends of my parents. At the gas station they had a cooler outside full of ice with bottles of pop. That's what I remember most.
My dad Bob Henderson was organist choirmaster and taught piano lessons in the church in the 1950s when Reverend Roberts was there. Does anyone remember him or have any photos of the organ from then? I know he taught a family named Christie. My sisters and I grew up on the hill overlooking the Castle. One sister still lives in San Diego. We are so happy to see what you have done with the church! Below is myself at Lindo Lake 1956, and at our home at Castle Court Dr. 1956 and 1961.
For anyone that is interested or loves living this way https://www.facebook.com/events/348823405711621/?ti=icl
Our Guest Speaker at next general meeting ; Heartfelt write... I want to make this night a once in a lifetime night for her. I want her to be so proud after she learns about a undiscovered area of her Daddy's living. She will learn about the huge system that she was involved in as a girl. Her family made everyones life comfortable and prosperous down the line. He had to be a smart man to be chosen for the job and hold it for so many years. A quiet man that didn't get much recognition until now. Then she will tell first hand accounts, of what it was like, and how wonderful her memories were growing up as the Dam Keepers Daughter. This night is for Beatrice lets all celebrate it with her. With love for Bea ❤️