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Olinda Field House Celebrated 100 years

5 years ago by in ( Events , News , Old/New , Welcome to Brea )

Located in the center of the 12-acre Olinda Oil Museum and Trail is The field house, which was once the office and headquarters for Brea’s booming oil operation back in the day. On Saturday, October 6, The Olinda Oil Museum and Trail celebrated it centerpiece’s (The Field House) 100 year anniversary with gusto. According to Jack Smith, Olinda native and museum docent, over 200 people showed up to take part in the festivities, which included 1900’s period music, a grand centennial cake, a 1915 T Ford Tank Truck, tours of the field house led by experienced docents, and walking tours of the trail directed by California State Parks.

"The volunteer docents at the Olinda Oil Museum and Trail put their heart and soul into the project and have many wonderful stories to share.  Thank you to these hard working individuals: Barbara Gossett, Pamela Harrell, Robyn Houts, Ed McCallister, Francine Mon, Kenny Mon, Jane Ransome, Jack Smith, Jim Troeller, and Larry Westbrook.  Community Services Manager Sean Matlock has the pleasure of overseeing these fine docents and the daily operations of the site.," noted Liz Pharis, City of Brea Communications and Marketing.

The Oil Museum and Trail is located at 4025 Santa Fe Road in Brea. Its hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  To schedule a group visit or tour, contact Sean Matlock at (714) 671-4447.

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  • Carolyn Campbell

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