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Video: Jean Duncan’s memories of Citrus Heights captured in city’s oral history project

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Longtime Citrus Heights resident and active community member Jean Duncan passed away on Sept. 11, but her legacy still lives on in the memories of those whose lives she touched and through video captured as part of the city’s oral history preservation project.

Obituary: Jean Duncan, ‘Mrs. Citrus Heights’ (1938-2020)

In a video uploaded on Youtube last year by the Citrus Heights Historical Society, Duncan is shown sharing the story about how she became known as “Mrs. Citrus Heights,” along with her memories of the area before the city incorporated in 1997. A video of her husband, Jack, is also available online.

Click here to watch the video: Footprints of Citrus Heights: Jean Duncan

The Oral History Project was sponsored by the city in 2013 with a goal to “preserve and tell the story of Citrus Heights through first-hand accounts of long-term residents,” according to Larry Fritz, a former commissioner for the city’s since-disbanded History & Arts Commission and current president of the historical society.

The society has uploaded a dozen different video interviews from the Oral History Project to its Youtube channel, viewable online here.

More about Jean Duncan can be found in her obituary (click here). A celebration of life will be announced by her family at a later date.

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