WELCOME to the official newsletter of the WINCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PLEASANT VALLEY. We are kind of new at this game of computers so please ignore all the glitches. It is hoped that through these humble writings we can keep you informed of our progress of gathering the history of WINCHESTER, the surrounding areas, and our progress of restoring the PATTERSON HOUSE. We took some liberty in choosing the name of the newsletter in the fact that we stole the name from the original newspaper in WINCHESTER.
THE PATTERSON HOUSE
The house has survived another winter without any more apparent weather damage. We did put a protective coating on the brick, covered the roof with a tarp, and put plastic over the windows. The cool house to the rear of the house was also covered with a tarp to prevent further damage. Also, a beautiful sign has been donated to the historical society by RON WILLIAMSON. It is planned to try to put a new roof on the house this summer. We will need volunteers to help us to accomplish this task. How about a roof raising PARTY.
APRIL 15, 1996 7:00 P. M.
That is THE DATE AND TIME OF OUR NEXT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING. We will be holding it at the usual location- the Winchester United Methodist Church which is located at Winchester Road and Taylor St..
PIONEER FAMILY MENMER DIES
It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of a member of the pioneering Domenigoni family. Frederick "Fred" Domenigoni, grandson of Angelo Domenigoni, passed away March 26, 1996 at a local hospital. Mr. Domenigoni lived in the Domenigoini Valley his entire life. Our condolences to the family and his many friends from the Winchester Historical Society of Pleasant Valley.
THIS & THAT
WINCHESTER once had a hotel that was the social center of the community.
A town improvement society was organized the late 1800's to help plant trees along the roads of Winchester.
WINCHESTER was a temperance town. Anyone caught selling liquor within the town site could forfeit their property to the original owners.
DOMENIGONI VALLEY was also called Rock House.
The original town site of Winchester is only one square mile.
PLOUGHSHARE & PRUNNING HOOK
VOLUME 1 NUMBER 2 MAY 1996
Well the first issue of our newsletter hit the streets an met with a resounding approval rating. Attendance to our monthly meeting increased and the local people were talking history. Noteworthy events that occurred this last month were the displaying of WINCHESTER history at Wesson Park in Hemet in connection with the Ramona Pageant parade and the donation of $560.00 to the historical society. THANK YOU to all those who gave of their time and money to our historical endeavors.
The month of May looks like another good month in our quest to promote WINCHESTER and PLEASANT VALLEY history. May 17 - 19 we will be displaying information about the SAN JACINTO & PLEASANT VALLEY IRRIGATION DISTRICT at the old Santa Fe depot in Hemet. This special display of "WATER THEN & NOW" is being put together by various providers of water under the sponsorship of the Hemet Area Museum Association. Look in your newspaper for more details.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KENNY YOUNG who celebrated his birthday on April 16th, We don't reveal ages here but Kenny has been living here in Winchester for many years.
GREEN ACRES WAS ONCE KNOWN AS "COYOTE PASS"
8/30/88 TWO CARLOADS OF HAY ARE BEING SHIPPED DAILY FROM WINCHESTER.
ll/l/88 SANTA FE FIRES CHINESE SECTION HANDS AND REPLACES THEM WITH WHITE SECTION HANDS. THE NEW SECTION HANDS WILL BE HOUSED IN WINCHESTER.
I2/13/88 MR. THOMAS IS EXPECTED TO OPEN A GENERAL STORE THIS WEEK IN WINCHESTER.
12/27/88 BABY STILLMAN IS FIRST CHILD BORN IN WINCHESTER. THE BABY RECEIVES A LOT FROM DR. MILLER.
THE PLOUGHSHARE & PRUNING HOOK is published each month [?] by THE WINCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PLEASANT VALLEY and is available at some of our communities merchants and mailed to those who have shown interest in our quest to gather arid preserve our areas history. Due to mailing cost we will in the future mail copies to only those who attend our meetings or are clearly to far away to attend. If you would like to contact us please feel free to write to us at P.O. BOX 69, WINCHESTER, CALIFORNIA 92596. We may also be reached at  926-4039. In the near future we hope to have an e-mall connection for all you computer hackers.
BOND ISSUETO BE VOTED ON
SCHOOL BOND ELECTION NOTICE
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE qualified electors of the Pleasant Valley School District, San Diego County, California, that in accordance with the provisions of Sections 1880 to 1883, Political Code, an election will be held on the 19th day of October. A. D. 1889 at which will be submitted to the qualified electors of said Distr ict the question of issuing and selling BONDS of the said District for the purpose of raising money for purchasing school lots, and building or purchasing one or more school houses in which District, and furnishing the same. The polls will be ope-n at the public school house from 9 o'clock a. m. until 3 o'clock P. m.. C. C. Thomas, D. A- Haslam and J. S. Stillman will serve as Judges of election.
The amount of the bonds to be issued is Three Thousand Five Hundred Dollars [$35001 , of the denomination of $700 each, and to bear interest at the rate of 8 per cent per annum. The number of years which said Bonds are to run is as follows vix: No. I to run six years, No. 2 to run seven years, No. 3 to run eight years, No. 4 to run nine years, and No. 5 to run ten years.