Arroyo Grande’s Civil War Generation
Based on the book ‘Patriot Graves: Discovering a California Town’s Civil War Heritage,” which won recognition as a finalist in the National Independent Book Awards, this tour introduces local residents to the nearly 60 Civil War veterans who settled in the South County in the decades immediately following the war. Among them are four veterans of Gettysburg, one man who heard Lincoln speak, two, who in the contemporaneous “Indian Wars,” survived attacks by Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, Roman Nose and Crazy Horse, and a Medal of Honor winner, Otis Smith, who became a Huasna Valley farmer.
Class meets at the Arroyo Grande District Cemetery.
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TIME: 2:00 - 3:00pm
LOCATION: Arroyo Grande District Cemetery
MODE OF DELIVERY: In-Person
INSTRUCTOR: Jim Gregory - www.arroyograndehistory.com
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|Meet the instructor|
|Jim Gregory taught history for thirty years at Mission Prep and at his alma mater, Arroyo Grande High School. He was Lucia Mar’s Teacher of the Year in 2010, is a Cuesta College Honored Alumnus and a recipient of the History Center of San Luis Obispo County’s Preservation Award for his scholarship. He is the author of five books on county history: “World War II Arroyo Grande,” “Patriot Graves,” “San Luis Obispo County Outlaws,” “Central Coast Aviators in World War II,” and “Will This Be on the Test?”|