Julian Historical Society
Musings, reflections, ruminations...
This is where you will find more historic information than opinion (we hope).
Because Julian bloomed from the discovery of gold, maybe gold is where this column should begin.
Did you know that in 1907 Julian changed from largely gold mining to an apple town as well when twenty-one varieties of Julian-grown apples received the Bronze Wilder Medal from the American Pomological Society at the Tricentennial Exposition held in Jamestown, Virginia. This was a top honor.
Julian then began celebrating its apple season with a parade in October – calling it “Apple Days”. This celebration has grown from one day in October to the entire month….and more.
The Julian Historical Society has a wonderful collection of the Apple Days booklets that share not only stories of the past, melodrama, local business ads, and so much more. Stop by to see for yourself. We are open the first full weekend of each month or by appointment. We’re always happy to have our locals visit.