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Public invited to attend 100th birthday celebration

 

Last updated 7/1/2018 at 7:08am

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Marion Clemmens serves as Grand Marshal of the 2013 Fallbrook Christmas Parade.

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Historical Society, together with the Clemmens Family, invites the community to celebrate "100 Years of Fallbrook History Through the Eyes of Marion Clemmens" on Saturday, July 14, from 1 until 3 p.m. in the Donald J. Rivers Interpretive Center "The Barn" on the grounds of The Heritage Center at 1730 Hill Avenue (at Rocky Crest Dr.).

Clemmens was born in Fallbrook in 1918 and has remained in his hometown for the past 100 years. He has a unique perspective having lived through all the changes in Fallbrook during that time.

He first went to school at Fall Brook School in 1924 where he was a student until the fourth grade. He then transferred to the new school, West Fall Brook School, where he graduated from the eighth grade.

Fallbrook had many unnamed streets when postal mail delivery started. The postal service asked Clemmens' father, Albert, what he wanted to name the street. His response was "I don't have time to name a street, I have a ranch to run." So, the postal service named the street Clemmens Lane, after the Clemmens family.

Clemmens was a long-term and active member of the Fallbrook Historical Society. He tended the society's gardens for 15 years and continues as a director emeritus.

 

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