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Escalon Historical Society museum located in Old Town

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POSTED June 16, 2012 3:11 a.m.

ESCALON — The Escalon Historical Museum holds a “reminisce day” on the first Wednesday of the month when many of the old-timers and the younger set turn out to chat about the formative years of the farm community.

The historical society was founded in 1989 by a group of citizens who were concerned with the preservation of the city’s history for the future generations to enjoy. 

“The purpose of the Society is to preserve, protect and maintain the history of the City of Escalon and its nearby rural environs,” according to its website.

The museum is located in the old downtown at 1630 Main Street and has been supported by the community through a series of fundraisers.

One of its chief attractions was the city’s first fire bell that was in use for 20 years from 1903 to be replaced by a city siren in 1923.  It was presented to the museum in recognition of Escalon’s early volunteer firefighters.

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