I Keep Finding Things
to 'Return to Lakeside"
Donna Claycomb Catterick is always thinking of her hometown of Lakeside. This week she found three old Lakeside maps which she immediately mailed to the Lakeside Historical Society. One map is a 1959 Lakeside - Santee - El Cajon Souvenir Map Sponsored by the El Capitan PTA. This was a welcome item as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of El Capitan High School.
Listed as officers: Mrs. Erman Kouns - President, Mrs. Wm. Paine -1st Vice President, Mrs. Dale Campbell - Membership, Mrs. Don Jamieson - Parent Education, Mrs. Joe Sewall - Hospitality, Mrs. Ted Sherman - Ways and Means, Mrs. Don Shattuck - Recording Secretary, Mrs. Leo Ness - Treasurer, Mrs. John Barrons - Auditor, Mrs. Edgar Welty - Historian.
Listed on the map was another El Capitan School which was located in Blossom Valley and founded in 1888. On August 12, 1889 pupils crossed the threshold into the new San Diego County school house and thereby became the first to enroll in the El Capitan School. The enrollment was 14. Attendance did not increase greatly, and in 1920 it was disbanded and joined the El Cajon School District. This school had as a teacher Julia Flinn (DeFrate), a member of the family that founded Flinn Springs. Trustees of the school were: W. J. Kuhner, Jacob H. Kuhne, and Louis A. Silva.
The first El Capitan drew students from the Fairview area east of Flinn Springs, and some came on horseback from homesteads in El Monte Valley.
Thank you Donna for sharing with the Lakeside Historical Society.