(Plaque presented to Jacques Istel)….It was presented by the Board of Supervisors.
The Plaque is in support of the dedication of the Granite History of California at Felicity. The dedication ceremony will be held March 19th, 2016. Istel thanked the Board and said it would be a very important day. He said a strong contingent of French dignitaries would be on hand to help induct two more people into the Parachutists Hall of Fame. The higher educational community would also be represented at the dedication ceremony. Istel said Professors from Universities in California and Arizona regularly bring their students to visit the Granite History of the World monument. Felicity is a small town near Winterhaven. It was created by Istel, a French native. The town is based on one of the children’s books he had authored, titled The Center of the Earth. Felicity is known as the center of the earth. The public is encouraged to visit Felicity, anytime, and especially on March 19th for the Dedication ceremony.