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An Enchanted Evening Among Neighbors • Escape to Lake San Marcos Events: Welcome Party, Horse Drawn Carriages Event, ‘The Lion King Kids’ Archie E. Hanson Jr.’s Final Resting Place


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BULLETIN BOARD Upcoming events and June Calendar 18 ‘THE LION KING KIDS’ Hidden Hills Junior Players dazzle critics 20 SADDLE CREEK CARRIAGE EVENT Hidden Hills arena buzzed with excitement 26 HIDDEN HILLS WELCOME PARTY Unforgettable evening celebrates newest community members 32 INSECT INVASION Safeguarding pets, humans from relentless resurgence 40 OUR SWEET LIVES Indulge in delightful treats and artistry 44 JUNE 2023 in this issue SAVOR THE SEASON June’s local produce powers vibrant recipes 46 LAKE SAN MARCOS The perfect Southern California getaway for summer 48 ARCHIE HANSON JR. Son of the founder of Hidden Hills laid to rest 52 AN ENCHANTED EVENING Idol winner captivates guests at Bacon’s 36 14 The Hidden Hills Community Register & Resource Guide | June 2023


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Calendar of Events

June 2

First Fridays with the HOA Staff

June 9

Movie Night –Little Miss Sunshine

June 17

Kids Summer KickOff Party – hosted by Parks & Rec

June 19

First day of Summer Camp

June 22

Hidden Hills BBQ –hosted by Parks & Rec

June 29

Hidden Hills BBQ –hosted by Parks & Rec

Hidden Hills Bulky Item Collection Day - Saturday, June 24

To conveniently dispose of your bulky items or electronic waste, please follow these steps:

1. Call Waste Management at (805) 750-8935 before noon on Friday, June 23, to inform them of your participation in this event.

2. Schedule an appointment for pick-up at your residence on Saturday, June 24.

3. Ensure your items are ready for pick-up by Friday evening, June 23.

4. Place the bulky items in your regular trash area and ensure they are clearly marked for pick-up. Refer to the list below for accepted items, or contact Waste Management for materials not listed.

Accepted items for pick-up:

Accepted items for collection include couches, rugs, mattresses, washers, dryers, water heaters, stoves, office furniture, appliances, bookshelves, chairs, desks, TVs, computers, printers, VCRs, dressers, tables, drawers, refrigerators (with taped shut doors or completely removed), and bundled tree trimmings (not exceeding 3-ft. in length)

Unacceptable materials:

Please refrain from including construction waste, which encompasses debris, building materials, dirt, rocks, concrete blocks, and lumber, in the collection. Similarly, hazardous waste materials like hazardous materials, paint, household chemicals, tires, batteries, and used motor oil should not be included. These items are not acceptable for disposal during this collection event.

Please note that this collection day is specifically for bulky items and E-waste. For any inquiries regarding your pick-up, feel free to email Denise Kane at dkane1@ wm.com.

The Return of the Goats

Prepare to welcome the return of our furry friends this summer! You may recall witnessing the hardworking goats in action over the past few years. Once again, the city has enlisted its services for a crucial task: mitigating fire hazards by extending brush clearance in all the open spaces along the northern and eastern borders of Hidden Hills. These areas include Ahmanson Ranch and the Crummer Canyon regions behind Jim Bridger.

While our neighboring agencies are only obligated to clear 100 feet of brush from structures in Hidden Hills, the City Council has decided to enhance community protection by expanding the buffer zone to 200 feet. This extra precaution will help safeguard our beautiful community from potential fire risks.

The goats are anticipated to arrive in early July, and they are expected to complete their job within a few weeks. Let’s express our gratitude and excitement as we witness these remarkable creatures once again contributing to the safety and preservation of Hidden Hills.

Living in Harmony with Wildlife: Staying Safe around Rattlesnakes

As the spring and summer seasons bring warmth to Hidden Hills, it’s important to be mindful of snakes, particularly when venturing outdoors in their natural habitats. California boasts nearly 50 native snake species, including seven types of rattlesnakes. Most snakes, including rattlesnakes, prefer to go about their business without human interference. While snake bites are uncommon, they can occur if a snake feels threatened. To prevent unwanted encounters, keep these snake safety tips in mind when you’re enjoying the outdoors:

• Wear sturdy boots and loose-fitting long pants. Avoid wearing sandals or flip-flops in brushy areas.

• Stick to well-used trails and steer clear of tall grass, weeds, and dense underbrush.

• Before settling down, check rocks, stumps, or logs for any hidden snakes.

• Create an environment less enticing to snakes in your yard by removing debris near your home.

• Exercise caution when entering cool, dark garages or crossing doorsteps, as snakes may seek shelter in these areas to escape the heat.

• Keep your dogs on a leash, as they are at an increased risk when sniffing around brushy areas.

• Never attempt to touch or handle a snake, whether alive or deceased.

• If you come across a rattlesnake on your property, you can contact Animal Care and Control at (818) 991-0071 for removal. In emergencies, dial 911.

By following these guidelines, we can coexist peacefully with the wildlife that surrounds us, including the fascinating rattlesnakes.

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The Hidden Hills Junior Players, in collaboration with Jaxx Educational Theatre School, delivered an awe-inspiring performance of “The Lion King Kids” on May 5, 6, and 7. The production proved to be an extraordinary success, captivating audiences and leaving a lasting impression on all who attended.

The talented young performers from The Hidden Hills Junior Players showcased their exceptional acting and musical skills, bringing the beloved Disney classic to life on stage. With their dedication and hard work, they transported the audience to the enchanting world of Simba

and his journey of self-discovery.

Supported by the renowned Jaxx Educational Theatre School, the production delivered a seamless blend of professional guidance and youthful exuberance. The collaboration between these two theatrical powerhouses proved to be a winning combination, providing a platform for aspiring young talents to shine.

The “Lion King Kids” production featured vibrant costumes, mesmerizing set designs, and a carefully crafted performance that delighted attendees of all ages. From the iconic musical

numbers to the heartfelt storytelling, the cast and crew displayed their passion and commitment, resulting in a memorable theatrical experience.

The Hidden Hills Junior Players and Jaxx Educational Theatre School deserve applause for their exceptional production of “The Lion King Kids.” Their dedication to fostering young talent and delivering exceptional performances was evident throughout the three-day run. This unforgettable theatrical endeavor serves as a testament to the vibrant arts community in Hidden Hills, leaving audiences eagerly anticipating their next production.

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The Saddle Creek Arena came alive on May 13 as it played host to The Carriage Event. This highly anticipated event showcased a variety of carriage displays, and horsemanship demonstrations, attracting equestrian enthusiasts of all levels. From seasoned professionals to curious newcomers, attendees were treated to a captivating spectacle of horsemanship and carriage skills.

The event kicked off at 9:30 a.m., and the arena was buzzing with excitement. Participants and spectators gathered to witness the impressive displays of skill and precision. A diverse range of carriages, from traditional to modern, were on display, showcasing the rich history and evolution of carriage driving.

The event’s beautiful carriage displays and enlightening horsemanship demonstrations left attendees inspired and eager to delve further into the world of equestrian pursuits.

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Unforgettable Welcome Party: Uniting in Celebration of Inclusivity and Friendship

The community united for a memorable evening on Saturday, May 20, in a spirited celebration honoring the arrival of our newest residents. The yearly tradition of the “Welcome Party” did not disappoint, living up to its reputation as a pillar of inclusivity and shared community spirit.

The soiree featured an array of exquisite cuisines and was infused with the vibrant music of Susie Hansen and the Latin band, ensuring a lively atmosphere that brought smiles to everyone present. The jovial mood encapsulated the evening, showing the true colors of our community’s unity and friendship and painting a vivid picture of our community’s congenial spirit and unity.

A massive round of applause and our deepest gratitude goes out to our extraordinary team of volunteers:

• Mandy Nili

• Elizabeth Chang

• Olivia Plouffe

• Jaimee Kasower

• Peggie Siegel

• Leslie Bacon

• Tamika Watkins

• Carrie Kasper Levis

These exceptional individuals, forming the heart and soul of the Parks and Recreation Committee, dedicated their time and efforts to bring this event to life. Their commitment to service has left a profound impact, elevating the success of the evening.

With open arms, we welcome these new faces to our tightly-knit community. We’re thrilled to have them here. This joyous Welcome Party serves as a stepping stone into a journey with us, filled with mutual growth, shared experiences, and life-long memories.

Once again, a warm welcome home to all!

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An Enchanted Evening Among Neighbors

‘American Idol’ Winner Charms Guests with Intimate Performance at the Bacon Residence, Reinforcing the Magic of House Shows

On a lovely evening at the striking Hidden Hills residence of Leslie and Tyler Bacon, a perfect backdrop was set for a night of music, food, and fun. Leslie, a passionate music lover, has a particular fondness for working with artists like Kris Allen. Their home, tastefully furnished and perfectly suited for events, offering an exquisite spread of food and drinks that could compete with any bar mitzvah or wedding. Even the few wayward husbands, unfamiliar with “American Idol” or Leslie’s passion for music, left the gathering content. While her husband might own a record label, it was unequivocally Leslie’s event. She has honed her skills as a music connoisseur, and every detail, from the warm, candlelit ambiance to the delicious tacos, was meticulously planned.

During our conversation, Leslie outlined the logistics of hosting a house show. It involves a dedicated fan, like herself, inviting a beloved artist to perform in their home. In this setup, the artist gets to stay in their home, while Leslie provides the location, food, and drinks. Instead of a venue taking a cut, all guest donations go directly to the artist. Leslie enthusiastically described how such an experience is uniquely wonderful and special due to the intimate setting that is not available at conventional venues or clubs.

A fan of Kris Allen since his “American Idol” days in 2009, Leslie eagerly seized the opportunity to host him when he announced the inclusion of house shows in his tour. Kris Allen, a singer-songwriter who won the 8th season of “American Idol,” is best known for his hit single “Live Like We’re Dying.” His performance that night was truly remarkable.

His phenomenal voice and the band’s precision made it clear why he won ‘American Idol.’
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Exuding wit, humor, and charisma, Kris made the guests feel like they were attending a private concert among friends. His phenomenal voice and the band’s precision made it clear why he won “American Idol.” Initially reserved, the audience quickly warmed up to him, even those husbands who were unfamiliar with his work. Kris’s engaging humor, inventive storytelling, and raw talent captivated us all. Clearly, Leslie has a knack for identifying exceptional musicians.

After the show, I had the chance to converse with Kris and delve deeper into his musical journey. As a fellow musician, I found his story captivating. We discussed his three children and the song “Don’t Stop Dancing” he wrote for his daughter. The track includes a voice memo of his daughter, Rosie, bouncing on a trampoline while he strums a rhythm. He humorously noted that two of his three children have songs dedicated to them, except for his youngest son, Marlo. Kris conceded that his children are his harshest critics, often offering brutally honest opinions about his music. We also talked about his unfortunate 2013 car accident that resulted in a hand injury. He shared how the accident led him to appreciate playing the guitar in a new light. Despite the initial frustration during his recovery, he began to see his instrument as a tool for self-expression, solidifying his reputation as a stellar artist and human being. I wholeheartedly recommend seeing him live. Leslie’s backyard concert was a resounding success.

Kris Allen was the ideal selection for this splendid house concert. It was a delightful evening of food, music, and neighborhood camaraderie in Hidden Hills.

Photography by Sam Lenkov
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Kris Allen took down competitor Adam Lambert to win the 8th season of the hit television show “American Idol.”

Insect Invasion

Protecting Pets and Humans from Pesky

Pests Amid Unprecedented Resurgence

As the weather warms up after a very rainy season, we are seeing an unprecedented number of insects that are bothering our pets! Horses, dogs, cats (and humans!) are paying the price for this insect resurgence. Here are some tips for helping our furry friends deal with these annoying pests.

The most important step in fighting bugs is making their environment inhospitable. For our outside pets, like horses and livestock, this means cleaning up manure multiple times daily and making sure the manure is removed from the property. Flies and other insects love to reproduce in manure piles, so make sure your barn and paddocks stay clean. Another great way to reduce the fly population is with fly predators. Fly predators are beneficial insects that can be released in manure and consume fly larvae, thus decreasing the pest fly population. These are an eco-friendly option to help reduce fly numbers. Fly traps can also help around your yard. Use traps that contain fly attractants at least 30 feet AWAY from where your animals congregate, but sticky traps with no odor or attractant are fine to use near your house or pets.

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Mosquitoes are also a significant pest in our area and now is the time to check your property for any standing water. It only takes a couple inches of water for mosquitoes to breed. Because mosquitoes bite multiple victims, they can transmit parasites from host to host. Most worrisome in the dog is the transmission of heartworm. When an infected mosquito bites a dog, it can infect the dog with heartworm larva, which then mature into large worms that infect a dog’s heart and blood vessels causing serious and often fatal heart and lung disease. Ask your veterinarian if heartworm protection is a good option for your pet.

Late spring into summer is also the prime season for biting gnats, commonly called biting midges or no-see-ums. While these flying bugs are very small and may not seem like a big nuisance, they can actually cause big problems such as itchy bites, allergic reactions, and even spreading disease. The best protection from these critters is a physical barrier. People should wear long sleeves and pants when encountering these bugs, and horses can wear fly masks and fly sheets.

Online pet stores also sell specialized hoods that dogs can wear to protect them from insects, as well as foxtails and other debris, from getting in their eyes, ears, and mouth.

Now is also the time when fleas and ticks are making a resurgence. If your dog and cat are not already on a good quality flea and tick preventative, now is the time to start, before a summer infestation. If you find that your over the counter flea preventative is no longer as effective as it used to be, ask your vet for a prescription product, as many fleas have developed resistance to the common products.

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Each week I look forward to the Hidden Hills farmers market. It is the go-to destination for all things delightful, from appetizing dips to enchanting jewelry, exquisite flowers, and captivating candles. This month, one vendor caught my attention more than others: “Our Sweet Lives.”

Ladae Bond, the creative force behind “Our Sweet Lives,” bakes the most delicious baked goods imaginable, with a special emphasis on vegan and gluten-free options. Believe me when I say her vegan cookies are extraordinarily delicious - they are truly irresistible!

Ladae’s passion for baking is deeply rooted, stretching back to her childhood at the tender age of nine. She dreamed of starting her baking business upon retirement. However, during the covid, she began sharing her mouthwatering

Our Sweet Lives: Indulge in Delightful Treats and Artistry

creations on Instagram. Her posts ignited a remarkable response, and her baking venture blossomed sooner than she had originally planned.

At the farmers market, Ladae delights customers with her cookies, but a quick look at her Instagram, “@oursweetlives,” unveils a broader range of exquisite baked goods. From intricately designed princess birthday cakes to floral-themed delights and seasonally inspired Halloween cookies, her artistic talent is abundantly evident. Ladae is indeed both a

baker and an artist, using her skills to bring joy to the taste buds and eyes alike.

Alongside Ladae, a host of other vendors bring their unique offerings to the Hidden Hills farmers market. This weekly event is more than just a market - it’s a celebration of local creativity and talent, and the perfect opportunity to indulge in your favorite treats.

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Savor the Season

Two Vibrant June Recipes Harnessing the Power of Local Produce

June — the advent of summer’s exuberance and the season of local produce bursting with flavors, ready to be picked and savored. From juicy berries to crisp cucumbers and ripe tomatoes, nature’s bounty is at its most generous, presenting us with a multitude of vibrant ingredients that can bring our culinary explorations to life. So, why not take advantage of this abundance and create some delightful dishes that encapsulate the essence of June?

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

An elevated twist on the classic lemonade, this recipe infuses the sweetness of fresh strawberries, the tanginess of lemons, and the refreshing hint of mint to concoct a beverage that is the epitome of summertime fun.


• 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

• 5 large lemons, juiced

• 1/2 cup sugar (adjust to taste)

• 6 cups water

• 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves


1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar and 1 cup of water. Stir until the sugar dissolves completely. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

2. In a blender, add the strawberries and about 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Blend until smooth.

3. In a large pitcher, combine the remaining lemon juice, the strawberry puree, the sugar syrup, and the remaining water. Stir until everything is well combined.

4. Add the mint leaves and stir gently. Refrigerate for at least an hour to let the flavors meld together.

5. Serve chilled over ice and garnish with extra strawberries or lemon slices.

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Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomato Garlic Sauce

This light yet satisfying dish harnesses the flavors of fresh zucchini and cherry tomatoes, making for a meal that’s not just packed with nutrients, but also a celebration of summer’s fresh produce.


• 4 medium zucchinis

• 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

• 4 cloves garlic, minced

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• Salt and pepper to taste

• A handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped

• Grated Parmesan cheese for serving (optional)


• Use a spiralizer to turn your zucchinis into noodles. If you don’t have a spiralizer, use a vegetable peeler to create thin ribbons. Set aside.

• In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté until it starts to turn golden.

• Add the cherry tomatoes, salt, and pepper to the pan. Cook for

about 5 minutes until the tomatoes start to soften and release their juices.

• Add the zucchini noodles to the pan and toss everything together. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the zucchini noodles are slightly softened but still have a bit of crunch.

• Remove from heat and sprinkle with fresh basil.

• Serve warm with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese if desired.

So, there you have it: two joyously fresh and easy-to-make recipes that pay homage to the local produce of June. Whether you’re quenching your thirst with a glass of Strawberry Mint Lemonade or enjoying a plateful of Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomato Garlic Sauce, these dishes are guaranteed to bring a touch of summer to your table. Enjoy the season, and remember, the best meals are those that celebrate the ingredients in their freshest, most natural state.

Optional additions:

• Grilled chicken or shrimp for added protein

• Fresh orange or grapefruit segments for a burst of citrus flavor

• Quinoa or couscous for added texture and heartiness

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Escape to Lake San Marcos

As the mercury starts soaring in our corner of Southern California, the idea of a chill New England getaway is particularly appealing. However, if that East Coaststyle experience is less than a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, there are no airport hassles, and the lodging and activities are kid- and pet-friendly, it’s irresistible. Even more so as there is a love of Americana that prevails from July through Labor Day.

Lake San Marcos, neatly tucked away in the north end of San Diego County, transports the visitor far from crowded ocean beaches and the frenetic vibe of big city living to a calm, yet not too isolated setting. The Lakehouse Hotel and Resort, perched right on the lake, is the physical embodiment of an American summer. On the grounds, there is eight pickleball courts, three tennis courts, an expansive pool deck with two saltwater pools, and whirlpool spas. Its own marina includes all you need for paddle boarding, sunset cruises, group outings, dock leases, boat rentals, kayaks, fishing gear, and other essentials. If you own a boat and can drive it down with you, you can book a space on the marina for a fee to soak up the sun right on Lake San Marcos.

Built in 1960 and remodeled and expanded in 2013, the now 144-room resort encompasses several exclusive cottages and suites with lively but tasteful nautical interiors. There is a generously-sized room for every traveler, from pool-view studios, luxe suites with extralarge balconies, lakefront cottages, and adventure suites designed for family groups. Other in-room features and amenities include premium EDS memory foam beds, rain shower heads, Lather bath products, plush cotton robes,

The Perfect Southern California Getaway for Summer

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Keurig coffee machines, and refrigerators (there are full kitchenettes in some of the larger rooms. Throughout the summer, guests can enjoy regular live music performances at the pool as well as summer movies, along with concerts (including The Killer Dueling Pianos on June 10, Elton Dan and the Rocketband on July 15, and Young Guns/Superstars of Country on August 12) allowing guests to mingle with other fellow vacationers and local families.

Though there is plenty to do without leaving the resort, the location makes access to San Diego’s most popular summer haunts a breeze, from top craft breweries via “Hop Highway” to fine dining and shopping in Carlsbad and Oceanside to family fun at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Del Mar Racetrack, Belmont Park, Black Swan Gondola rides, and Legoland. Golfers will appreciate that the property also incorporates the Links at Lakehouse, a par-71 semiprivate course with stunning backdrops spanning 6,400 yards as well as a 2,700 yard, par-58 executive golf course. Other amenities onsite include a fitness room, massage services, bike rentals,

In terms of dining on-property, Corporate Executive Chef & Director of Food and Beverage Jarrod L. Moiles has things covered. The Grill features a menu of pub-style bites, sandwiches and meals, incorporating local produce, a choice of over 30 craft beers and wine. Canteen Coffee, meanwhile, features fresh brewed beverages, baked goods, and grab-and-go meals for those excursions to San Diego favorites. Fire pits spread across the property with waterfront views and complimentary “s’more” making in the front lobby are another nice perk. However, the independently owned and operated Amalfi Cucina Italiana (a full-service restaurant just next door to the Lakehouse) and sister eatery Amalfi Enoteca (at the Executive Golf

Course) serve upgraded options including Italian favorites and fresh California-centric creations.

As summer is always a great time for a wedding, engagement, family reunion, or corporate retreat, Lakehouse Resort has party planners (professionals and family members) covered with different outdoor and indoor settings to suit every mood, theme, and occasion. Options include The Garden Court, Lakeside Arbor, The Island, Water’s Edge, and Beach, as well as ballrooms for receptions, cocktail hours, and other adjuncts to the main events. On the corporate end of things, Lakehouse is set up for everything from golf tournaments to elegant retreats, especially with so many summer activities built into the fabric of the resort.

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Archie E. Hanson Jr.’s Final Resting Place

The last of the trailblazers, Archie E. Hanson Jr. was placed to rest at his final resting place on February 25, in Westlake Village.

All seven children attended the internment, which brought them from as far as British Columbia, Canada, Texas, Colorado, and parts of California.

Archie E Hanson Jr. passed away at the age of 90 on December 14, 2016, and was joined by his wife, Mary Hanson, who passed away on November 22, 2022, interned together forever in Westlake Village.

In 1949 Archie, a contractor by trade, was hired by his father, AE Hanson Sr., the founder of Hidden Hills, to help develop the community of Hidden Hills. At the age of 23, Archie’s initial role was to build the infrastructure, including roads, utilities, and house sites.

Purchasing the long abandoned Leonis Adobe in 1950, Archie restored to its former glory and moved his family in, right across the street from his passion and work, Hidden Hills.

He and his family lived in the adobe until 1955 and then later in a house at 24733 Long Valley Road (later the Disney House property) in Hidden Hills until 1961.

Hanson stayed with Hidden Hills well after the community was established in a salesman capacity. He believed in personal involvement, hard work, and making the community the best it can be. A place he would be proud to call home.

Spurred on by open land and creative urges, Hanson moved his family north to the Paso Robles area, where he developed 35,000 acres and lived for the next 35 years.

In Paso Robles, in 1966, he married Mary Mitchell, combining her three children with his four children, raising all seven children together. They lived at Hidden Valley Ranch in Templeton, California, which Archie developed until he and Mary moved to Cortez, Colorado, in 1996.

While busy with land development in the Templeton and Paso Robles area, Archie also started the Templeton Carriage Works building and restoring buggies. He not only restored carriages but also brought many of the historic buildings in Templeton back to their former splendor.

Indian Camp Ranch, Cortez, Colorado, was his final development. It contains over 210 Anaszi (Ancestral Puebloan) sites. To protect these sites, Archie created the first archaeological subdivision in the United States.

Being a great steward of the land, Archie leaves a legacy of beautifully designed and sought after communities, with Hidden Hills being one of the gems. Places many are proud to call home.

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Archie E. Hanson Jr. (1926-2016)

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