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Talk on Hillside Wilderness Preserve | History of Lt. Col. Allen Allensworth

~ Former Community Development Director Alice Griselle, who retired from her position with the City three years ago, will give a talk on the history of the creation of the Wilderness Preserve at the home of Monrovia Historic Preservation Group member Betty Sanford, at 561 N. Alta Vista Ave. Saturday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. 599-8187. Source: MOHPG newsletter

~ Interesting article by Susie Ling in the Monrovia Historic Preservation Group's latest newsletter on former Lieutenant Colonel Allen Allensworth, who served in the Civil War and in the Philippines and was the highest ranking black officer of his time. Allensworth donated $500 to help establish Second Baptist Church of Monrovia, and was its first pastor. He died in a motorcycle accident 100 years ago, near the 1300 block of S. Myrtle, and the Monrovia Allensworth Recognition Committee working to raise awareness of his life.

- Brad Haugaard

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