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Volunteers built Rainbow's Grange hall


Last updated 10/19/2017 at Noon

These photos were taken during the building of the Grange hall in 1948.

Rainbow's Grange hall is one of two Grange halls remaining in San Diego County, and Rainbow Valley Grange is the only active Grange chapter still in the county.

Bill Hitt, who is now 93, has been a permanent resident of Rainbow since 1946 and his family purchased property in Rainbow in 1929. Hitt was part of the effort to build Rainbow's Grange hall in 1947.

"That was a long time ago," said Hitt. "I helped. I was one of the many volunteers. It was all done by volunteers. The only thing we didn't do was the main truss in the center of the building."

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