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A gem of a collection now on view - Fallbrook Historical Society opens the Bud Francis and Parke McLean Rocks and Minerals Collection


Last updated 12/28/2009 at Noon

Feldspar is a rock forming mineral, this one found in Fallbrook.

A new collection of rocks and minerals opened at a local museum on Dec. 12. One would automatically think this collection would be at the Gem and Mineral Society’s museum, but it is the newest addition to the Fallbrook Historical Society’s museum at Rocky Crest and Hill streets (The entrance is on Hill Street.).

Just as Fallbrook is hidden away in the hills, the Historical Society’s home is tucked away at the south end of town, on a corner lot housing the museum, the “Barn,” and the Pittenger House. The society has 269 members, about 25 of whom act as docents for the museum, whic...

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