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Mail Delivery begun for Santee Lakeside – 1959

                                          Mail Delivery begun for Santee Lakeside City mail delivery will begin today for 13,400 residents in Santee and Lakeside. … Continue reading

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New Pages Posted

We have just posted some obituaries of Santee Residents.  (See Obituaries in menu above.) If you have any additional ones you would like to add, or any pictures or stories about these people, please submit them to us at:   TheSanteeHistoricalSociety@gmail.com … Continue reading

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The Chargers in Santee

This is not a joke!   The General Manager of the Chargers entered into a 17 year contract to build an athletic complex in Santee, CA for year round use of the Chargers.  The Chargers will hold its pre-season and in-season … Continue reading

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This is Volunteer Appreciation Week. Thank you to all our volunteers!!!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers – especially Carol Crafts, Carole Delozier, Ken Gallo, Irene Holstein, Don Hunsaker III, Larry O’Brien, Gary Strawn, Alan Thompson, Arli Wolfson, and Ken Yuritas,  

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Damming Mission Gorge

One of the biggest hassles we had was trying to keep some of these idiots from building a dam in Mission Gorge . . . A lot of land would have been flooded—Santee, Lakeside, and about a third of El … Continue reading

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Students of Santee School – Early 1900’s

Here is a photo of the students and teachers of Santee School in the early 1900’s.   If you look closely you can see that some students are wearing shoes and some are not.   There is also a big difference in … Continue reading

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For Our Military – Army Staff Sgt. Sean P. Fisher, 29, Santee Died Aug 14, 2007

Army Staff Sgt. Sean P. Fisher, 29, Santee; among 5 troops killed in helicopter crash Army, Staff Sergeant Based: Ft. Wainwright, Alaska 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, Task Force 49 Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom Died: August 14, 2007 Taqaddum Air … Continue reading

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Santee School Children Losing Their Marbles

This is a great photo from the early 1900s showing children playing MARBLES at the Santee School.   Have you ever played marbles?   What did you call your marbles? Share your stories on our Facebook page. Wikipedia lists some names as: … Continue reading

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Then & Now – the Journey from Greenleaf Ice Cream Parlor to Riverview Community Church

Did you know…? In 1915 the U.S. Government acquired a parcel of land at the intersections of Mission Gorge, Magnolia and Woodside Avenues. Called ‘Santee Camp’, several quartermaster units for the Army were encamped in tents at the site, which … Continue reading

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– 1891 San Diego Union News – THE NEW COWLES SCHOOL

THE NEW COWLES SCHOOL One of the Best Appointed School Buildings in the County “W. H. Sommers writes from El Cajon that the Cowles School took possession of the elegant new school house on Monday morning of this week. It … Continue reading

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