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Experience Local History: 19th Century El Toro

Hosted by the Consul of the Orange County Explorers Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 26 Jan 10:30 - 12:00

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Want to find out how people used to live in our county in the 19th century?

From a single room grammar school house (there was no high school in El Toro and high school students boarded in Santa Ana to attend school, coming home maybe once a month) to the church where El Toro residents worshipped up to when the organized development of the area began. From the original Serrano adobe ranch house Protected content the Bennet ranch house Protected content , Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest has preserved a small village from the time when the town was called El Toro, and they're a great little treasure. We will take part in a guided tour that will start at 11 and take about an hour. After the tour we can then take another look around for ourselves.

If interested, we can meet at Bagels and Brew across the parking lot for breakfast before our outing (around 9). Message me if you wish to do this.

Please let me know also if you bring a friend or family as I'll need to know by Jan. 8 whether we have a group large enough to require another docent as it takes the park a few days to organize that.

Admission is free but the tour costs $2 per person if we have a large group.