Anyone with a desire to learn more about Pacific history will want to attend the Local History Class at East Central College this Thursday evening, March 16. Both speakers will address aspects of Pacific history in their presentations.
At 7 p.m., Wayne Winchester, a Pacific businessman who owned Jenson’s Point for 25 years, will discuss the history of this Route 66 landmark.
It was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) as part of the Henry Shaw Gardenway Association in 1939. It was a scenic overlook for travelers on the old highway for many years.
Now owned by the city of Pacific, Jensen’s Point has been restored and is open to the public.
At 8 p.m., Pacific native Jeff Titter, who has the distinction of being the youngest person to have served as mayor of the town, will give a Power Point presentation featuring a series of postcard scenes from Pacific and the surrounding area dating from about 1908 to 1915. He will provide a narration based on his research.
Titter now has responsibility for the countywide 9-1-1 system.
It is not necessary to sign up for the eight-week session to attend the classes this Thursday. Walk-ins are accepted for $12 per evening, to be paid at the door.
The classes will be held in the one-story Regional Training Center building on the ECC campus in Union. The building is accessible to people of all ages.
If you go, take Highway 50 to Denmark Road (across from Wal-Mart), turn right onto the campus and drive past the main campus buildings. At the end of the road, make a left to the one-story building that is off to the left.