Living History Programs
'Working to preserve the rich heritage of the Temecula Valley'
Notable Women in Temecula's History
Available for speaking engagements.

Choose from a twenty minute to one hour program.
(From one to three speakers.)

Sponsored by the Temecula Valley Historical Society.

For information contact: Lynn Cudé at (951) 695-0517
Pictured above: The Notable Women of Temecula.
From left to right they are:
JEAN BETHELL: 1902 – 2002 (portrayed by Julie Gilbart)
      Secretary to Erle Stanley Gardner, author of the Perry Mason mystery novels.

RAMONA WOLF: 1846 – 1894 (portrayed by Lynn Cudé)
      Wife and mother, who with her husband, Louis Wolf, managed the Wolf Store adobe
      (still standing today) in Temecula.

MARY JANE WELTY: 1840 – 1937 (portrayed by Bonnie Martland)
      Homestead wife, mother, and pioneer traveler who owned and operated the Welty Hotel
      in Temecula.
ELENA COUTS DEAR: 1862 – 1952 (also portrayed by Bonnie Martland)
      Wife, and mother, who lived at both the Rancho Guajome Adobe and later at
      Rancho Santa Rosa on the Santa Rosa Plateau.

YSABEL “BESSIE” BARNETT: 1879 – 1969 (presented by Loretta Barnett)
      Wife, and mother, who was the first Caucasian child born and raised in the Temecula Valley.

FREDA KNOTT: 1895 – 1984 (portrayed by Elaine Eshom)
       Wife, and mother, School board trustee and Librarian.

HELEN HUNT JACKSON: 1830 – 1885 (portrayed by Pam Grender)
      Wife, mother, poet, author, activist, and reformer of Indian policy.
      Author of the book, Ramona.