Stories to Be Told

Tales about the pioneer people and places in little Santa Clara River valley, Southern California

by Marie Wren



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/23/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 360
ISBN : 9781796088311
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 360
ISBN : 9781796088298
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 360
ISBN : 9781796088304

About the Book

“Stories to be told----” is a series of vignettes Marie Wren wrote and donated to the Fillmore Herald and Sespe Sun as a weekly column under the titles Facts Fun and Fiction and Fly-By several years ago. After years of collecting oral stories from local families and also doing lots of reading and research, she put together these interesting tales---some are true and some may be fiction, but each of them is fun! Learning about the way pioneers lived and thought and acted, adds to our own lives in many ways. Story telling brings the old ways and tales to life for each of us.

About the Author

Marie Wren came to California as a new bride in 1947, settled in Fillmore and has stayed there the rest of her life. She and her farmer husband, Gene Wren, were active in many community organizations while she worked as an insurance broker. After her retirement, she started writing her personal Indian Territory pioneer family story and then expanded into local Fillmore and California history. Marie also was as a charter docent at the Rancho Camulos Museum with stories about this early Mexican land grant, so her oral story telling and writing gave her a new interest. She felt history could be interesting to everyone if actual stories were included with the events. At age 91, Marie Wren is enjoying life and sharing her historical tales.