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Old gold mines surround the hills of Menifee Valley

 

Last updated 11/8/2017 at Noon

Local historian Paul J. Price is scheduled to share information about the area’s gold mines at upcoming Menifee Valley Historical Association meeting, Nov. 18 at the Antelope-Menifee Rural Center. Courtesy photo

Most residents of Menifee know that the city’s namesake is a gold miner, Luther Menifee Wilson, who used his middle name when he filed his claim at the patent office in San Diego County in 1880. His mining district and the many other mines and mining districts in the area will be the subject of the next information program hosted by the Menifee Valley Historical Association 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Antelope-Menifee Rural Center, located on Haun Road just north of Garbani Road.

The free program will feature guest speaker Paul J. Price, a local historian known for his expertise on...



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