Republican women’s group to meet in Julian, hear about Julian history

Fourth-generation Julian resident David Lewis will be the guest speaker when Intermountain Republican Women Federated meets in Barbara DeGraw’s home in Julian on Monday, May 20.

The meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m.

Lewis, whose great-grandfather came to Julian in 1887, began researching Julian history in 1999, beginning with the Julian Cemetery. After more than 9,000 hours of work, which included onsite archaeology, online research, oral histories and hard copy records, he published his book, “Last Known Address.”

“Using my surveying and mapping skills, I assisted Dr. Seth Mallios, head of anthopology at SDSU (San Diego State University), with the Whaley House cistern project, and the Nathan Harrison project,” he said, noting that his family still owns the Julian land his great-grandfather homesteaded.

Lewis, owner of Historical Tours of Julian, is president of the Julian Pioneer Museum.

Reservations for the meeting are due May 13. Cost is $15.

To make a reservation, Julian and Santa Ysabel residents may call Sallie McKelvey at 760-789-7332. Ramona residents with last names beginning with A-L may call Kay Curran at 760-789-4658, and those with last names beginning with M-Z may call Millie Klein at 760-788-5801.

The DeGraw home is at 3889 Daley Road. Those needing directions may call 760-789-3215.

Intermountain Republican Women Federated welcomes members, spouses and guests from Ramona, Julian, Santa Ysabel and surrounding areas.

For more information, contact Nancy Frazee at 760-788-6342 or, or Mary Bonner at 760-789-3215 or

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