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Now below here is a picture of Tom Bevell who is the Fruit Stand's owner with his wife Becky (the Beck). Uncle Tommy is the skinny one in blue over on the left in that photo. Then of course there is his sister-in-law Chello who was gone at the time visiting her Son I believe in Oklahoma. Or as she was affectionately known as the Chello-meister. - kidding!
There's Uncle Tommy at the entrance in blue shirt.
Below is a short video taken by a regular customer. Nice short video which pans around the country store.
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Now if I was to describe the old Farm Implement Barn they leased and ran the original Fruit Stand out of it would look a lot like it's twin sister Barn still in existence down at an old Homestead I assume is run by the Temecula Historical Society. Here's a picture. It has the same exact architecture and style with corrugated tin roofing.
Well if the Beck can answer my emails, I'll post several shots of the Good Ol'Days before Temecula became a giant of a city. On a sad note: Tommy's Uncle Jack Bevell who was always a part of the old Rancho Fruit Market at Hwy 79 passed away not long ago. Seems like so many have passed away who were regulars at Rancho Fruit Market. As an update, Jack Kluggman who was a close personal friend of Tom Bevell also died a while back.
Here is an update of another individual who died just just recently and did a show of old downtown Temecula and that guy is Huell Howser. He did a show a couple years back on Old Town Temecula and it was uploaded on Youtube in 2011. Such a sad passing to someone who had a talent for making out of the way places so interesting and with such a friendly country charm.