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The Gopher Trapping Champion lived in Santee!!

Meet the Gopher Trapping Champion of 1927 Friday Morning, February 11, 1927 Who is the champion gopher trapper of the county?  Two Escondido ranchers started something when they put in a claim for the title, announcing that they had trapped … Continue reading

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It’s Membership Time!!!!!!

The Santee Historical Society explores Santee’s past to enrich our present and inspire our future. We connect people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing Santee’s history. Family histories, events, newspaper articles, books, and photographs are being organized, filed … Continue reading

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Why do we need family photographs at the museum?

Images have power. As a form of language, visual data influences the way we create social meaning and share cultural knowledge. Seeing and then interpreting what we see is critical to our understanding the world from a particular lens or … Continue reading

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James Ogden Miner

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Do you have “Bats in Your Belfry”?

Just a little language history… Do you know where the phrase “Bats in the Belfry” came from? The meaning of the word is “Crazy or eccentric”. Bats are, of course, the erratically flying mammals and ‘belfries’ are bell towers, sometimes … Continue reading

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