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ARCADIANS DECLARE MISS HARRIET QUIMBY WASN’T BORN IN CALIFORNIA

BirthArcadia residents do not agree with many newspapers reports that Harriet Quimby, the aviatrix killed in Boston last Thursday, was born in Arroyo Grande, Cal. They insist that she was born three miles from Arcadia in the house pictured at the top. The schoolhouse where she received her early education is shown in the lower cut. These photographs were taken by A. H. Stockman, an Arcadia photographer, and a man who was well acquainted with Miss Quimby’s father, William Quimby. Both the house and the school have attracted much interest since the report that they were intimately connected with Miss Quimby’s childhood have spread around. The old Quimby homestead has been visited by several parties of summer resorters, touring in their automobiles and has been the subject for many recent snapshots. According to Stockman- and the story is borne out by many other Arcadians- Miss Quimby was 8 years old when her father mortgaged the house shown in the picture and went to California with his family.

BirthAcadia News July 2, 1912