A much younger contemporary of Galpin, Elena Frackelton Murdock came to Eagle Rock in 1886 at the age of six with her parents, John and Katherine Frackelton. She compiled a family album of photos with notes highlighting her memories of growing up on the family farm. While Galpin’s writings focus on the business of farming the valley, Murdock’s words show the wonder of a schoolgirl on a new adventure. Mrs. Murdock was honored in 1961 as the Grand Marshall of Eagle Rock’s 50-year “Progress Parade” celebration. Here she and her family are present in 1969 for the dedication of a plaque commemorating the former location of Eagle Rock’s oldest house which had been torn down to provide space for the new Mayfair (now Sprouts) shopping center. From left, Mrs. J. Russell Zimmerman, Alan Tingley of Mayfair Markets, Doris Burdick, Katie Burdick Heath, David Kevin Heath, Mrs. Harriette Bryson, and Elena Frackelton. (probably Joe Friezer-ERVHS)

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The Fifth Friday Folk Band and the Occidental College Historic and Folk Dance Troupe engage the crowd at the 2019 Ice Cream Social. This event usually features the organ grinder man and the Eagle Rock High school Latin Jazz Band. (Eric Warren-ERVHS)

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Our famous dollar a dip ice cream along with assorted baked goods refresh the crowd at the Ice Cream Social our public event that replaced the yearly potluck. Longtime refreshment specialist Karen Heyl presides here over the bake sale. (Eric Warren-ERVHS)

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This prizewinning photograph of the fire in the Eagle Rock hills on March 19, 1964 is one of the many thousand negatives of the Friezer collection donated to Occidental College at the suggestion of the Historical Society. This collection along with the microfilmed Northeast Newspapers and eagle Rock Advertiser formed the core of a collaborative effort between Occidental college, The Highland Park Heritage trust and ERVHS to store, catalog and make available these immensely important historic resources to the public. A portion of the newspapers are now available on the web at the California Digital Newspaper Collection. Ongoing efforts to make more available form the core of our collective effort. (Photograph by Joe Friezer, published in the Eagle Rock Sentinel.)

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The honorees at the 50th anniversary banquet were; past president, Powell Greenland; past president, John Miller; founding member, Doris Thielen; and then president, Eric Warren. (Karen Warren-ERVHS)

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An appreciative crowd at the 50th anniversary banquet applauds as our oldest remaining past president Powell Greenland comes forward. We were treated to a delicious vegetarian banquet hosted by Kim Dingle and prepared by Aude Charles. (Karen Warren-ERVHS)

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Past presidents Frank Parrello and Eric Warren sign “Pioneers of Eagle Rock” the book they edited. This was the third book on Eagle Rock History published based largely on materials collected by ERVHS. (A. C. Strange-ERVHS)

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In 2010 the society was honored by the city council. Pictured at City Hall are, left to right, Fred Guapo, John Miller, Sarah Stargel, Cory Stargel, Karen Warren, Donna Guapo and councilmember Jose Huizar. (Eric Warren-ERVHS)

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Pat Topping and Katie Taylor greet our guests at the annual Ice Cream Social. Pat designed all of our logos including our “Been There, Done That, Forgotten Most of It” t-shirt, warn here by Katie our Treasurer. (Unknown-ERVHS)