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By Bill Zimmerman
Special to Valley News 

History program tells of first pioneers of Menifee Lakes

 

Last updated 4/2/2018 at 9:45am

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Descendants of the Kirkpatrick family join board members at the newly installed historical monument.

Many residents are familiar with the Menifee Lakes community, one of the area's first single-family residential neighborhoods which was built in the 1980s by the Lusk Company. Located on the east side of Interstate 215, the community includes shopping plazas, a regional park and the Mt. San Jacinto Community College campus.

At a recent free program, local historians revealed that the land was also one of the first in the Menifee Valley to be claimed under the Homestead Act in the early 1880s. Guests listened to narration that accompanied a slide presentation filled with photos of the Kirkp...



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