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ACIL dedicates bench to the late Bud Wellman


Last updated 11/18/2017 at Noon

Pictured front row from left are, Amy Wellman, Steve Wellman, baby Skyla Wellman, Margaret Wellman, Stevie Wellman and Levi Wellman. Second row: Debbie Vesey, Phil Canaday, Hollee, Garcia and Ken Ogren. Back row: Annette Ogren, Steve Salk, Mike Thomas, Mike and Twila Wellman at the Bud Wellman Memorial Bench dedication Saturday, Nov. 4. Diane Sieker photo

The Anza Civic Improvement League dedicated a brand-new memorial bench in honor of Anza pioneer Bud Wellman Saturday, Nov. 4, at Minor Park.

Attending were the Wellman family, the ACIL Board of Directors and their families and members of the public.

James (Bud) Francis Wellman Jr. was a fourth-generation rancher born to the families who first homesteaded the Anza Valley area in the early 1800s, before it was called “Anza.” He grew up learning hunting, farming and cattle ranching. From 1927 through 1931, he attended the one-room “Hamilton Schoolhouse,” now known as the Little Red S...

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