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Recent views of the new museum building from Saturday, November 6, 2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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Oh, what heroes were here in the Antelope Valley in the 1960s! Both articles were on the front page of the Antelope Valley Press, September 20, 1962.Neil A. Armstrong, Elliot M. See, Jr., Maj. Frank Borman, Capt. James McDivitt, Capt. Thomas Stafford, Charles R. Haines, Maj. Fitzhugh Fulton, Capt. William Payne. ... See MoreSee Less
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Antelope Valley Press, March 11, 1969 edition. I wasn't around then but I'm sure we have many who were. I remember Barbara Little talking about "The Waterfront" in Lancaster, which probably included Aleck's Restaurant and Firefly Lounge!Touted as "...was the finest eatery and watering hole in the Valley," originally built in 1935, first called the "Valley Club." Does anyone have any photos of the original building? ... See MoreSee Less
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Antelope Valley High School "being razed" to make way for the new school/classrooms. Antelope Valley Press, August 21, 1958, Jack Overlade photo. It's always sad to see the old torn down to make way for the new. It's a shame some of it couldn't be saved. ... See MoreSee Less
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Don Jaqua, grandfather of Janine Simi, AV Ledger Gazette, October 23, 1941. ... See MoreSee Less
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From the 2007 Rural Olympics Hall of FameLeslie "Les" FredeenLes Fredeen is one of the select few participants of the Rural Olympics without whom there may have never been a permanent home for the Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival. He is also one of those responsible for developing the Field Events of the 1930s into the current day Rural Olympics events from his ranch at 30th Street East and Denis Road (Ave. N).In 1937 Les, along with his work horses Jerry and Rowdy, won the Team Pulling Contest (heavy weight). The team pulled 14 1/2 tons on a piece of equipment with locked brakes. This equipment was brought to the Fair by a private concession which traveled the world. In subsequent years, Les, Jerry and Rowdy won the Team Backing Contest and the Team Walking event.In 1938 Les placed second in the Hay Baling Contest held at the Gordon Ranch on the Eastside. In 1939 the eliminations for the Baling Contest took place at Les Fredeen's ranch with the Eastside vs. the Westside final being held in front of the bleachers at the new fairgrounds using 40 tons of loose hay scattered on the ground by volunteers such as Les.Les was instrumental in introducing the Tug of War between the Eastside and Westside farmers, winning as captain of the Eastside team for a couple of years before moving "west" and winning again as captain of the Westside team.Les passed away in December 20, 1984. ... See MoreSee Less
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Working on the 1960s displays with Kristi Ellison Word , Lynn Crothers DuPratt, and Holley. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Antelope Valley Rural Museum
A tight squeeze, but the NASA F-15 cockpit fits like a glove at the Antelope Valley Rural Museum aviation display! Thank you NASA, and to MOAH/City of Lancaster, for the delivery today. It looks great! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Antelope Valley Rural Museum
Bill Rawlings and Jeff Godde installing the recently donated Lancaster and Palmdale train depot signs. They look great! ... See MoreSee Less
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Harold Mansberger, better known as "Red Dog" with the Allis-Chalmers race tractor. Red Dog's tractor was donated to the AVRM by Cheryle and Larry Stacy along with photos and articles of Red Dog and his tractor. Thank you! The color of the tractor is really the orange color not yellow. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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A wonderful memory from September 5, 2016 with Janine Simi. Sheila Denise Sola, Dayle DeBry and Kristi Word. ... See MoreSee Less
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🚜Auctions, AV Fair Barntober Fest & More AVRM News - mailchi.mp/a81f0c1dc500/newsletter-vol5-no3 ... See MoreSee Less
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A bit grainy, but still an interesting photo. Undated photo, Lancaster, adults, children and dogs in the snow, building a snowman, colorized and original black & white. Milt Stark/AVRM Collection. ... See MoreSee Less
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Mrs. Bertha Juday, late 1920s, feeding chickens at her home west of Lake Hughes colorized and original black & white. Milt Stark/AVRM Collection. ... See MoreSee Less
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Walt Primmer/AVRM Collection, colorized.I know, I know, it's probably not "politically correct" nowadays, but nonetheless, we need to have some humor in our lives these days...The Womanless Tea & Fashion Show of LancasterMarch 12 & 13th 1929Given By American Legion and Business MenBack row: Ed Kniep, Hugh Griffith?, Abe Schuman, Ted Knoll, Orloe ___, Whidden?, Fred Junge, McAel, Mickey ___, Ted Owean, George Mumaw.Front row: ___ Lutze, Carl Wester, ___ Culbusen, ___ Forquer?, Earl Shrimp, Carl Jacobsen, ___Borleu, Dad Mumaw, Bill Settle.Any corrections or additional names, please let me know (Antelope Valley Rural Museum)! Names as written on the back of the photo by Walt Primmer. ... See MoreSee Less
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Walt Primmer/AVRM Collection, colorized. 1952 - 1953 B.P.O. Elks #1625 Lancaster, officers and committee chairmen.Left to right: Charlie Hurd, Jack Reynolds, John Gentry, Bob Kennepohl, Roy Simi, Joe Pollard, George Suter and Bob Ellison. Great group of leaders! ... See MoreSee Less
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From the Walt Primmer/AVRM Collection, colorized. On the back: "Probably the 1915 - 1920 era when Lancaster had a town team. First row: 1. Joy Kelley 2. ? 3. ? 4. Millard Dodge2nd row: 1. - 6. unknown 7. Clarence Scates 8. A.B. Clark 9. Olen Forquer 10. ? Nicholson."If you can add any names, please let us know! ... See MoreSee Less
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