Our Post History

Lincoln Deming memorial rock


Lincoln Deming at 17 years of age.

Letter to Mrs Elizabeth Deming notifying of Lincolns death

Letter to Mrs Elizabeth Deming notifying of Lincolns death

Letter to Mrs Elizabeth Deming notifying of Lincolns death

Letter to Mrs Elizabeth Deming notifying of Lincolns death

Letter to Mrs Elizabeth Deming notifying of Lincolns death

News clipping about Lincolns braveryNews clipping about Lincolns bravery

HISTORY

The American Legion Lincoln Deming Post 468 was incorporated October 22 1936.  Lincoln Deming, the Post name sake, a Julian local, was killed during the First World War, and was the first casualty coming from Julian.  Above, is a copy of a letter of condolence that his mother received from his Commanding Officer after he was killed.

The wooden flag pole you see as you enter the Post was brought from the 1939 World’s Fair in San Francisco by Floyd Lewis the first Adjutant of the Post.  Floyd Lewis, Jack and George Baily, Bill Lux and a few other original members built the Post from the ground up.  Their only compensation was a bottle of Acme beer that cost five cents in those days.

The dining room of the Post was named after Floyd Lewis. And, it was added on to the original building in the 1970s.

The unique wooden bar top in the bar was shaped out of raw wood by Allen Andermatt, a cattleman by trade at that time and a 53 consecutive year member of the Post.  Allen recently passed away.