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The award-winning documentary Rancho La Canada was created by local filmmaker and historian John Newcombe. The success of that film inspired Newcombe to examine the town he grew up in and create this tribute in the same engaging style as Rancho La Canada. John will present selected clips from this feature length movie, including the dramatic shipwreck story of the Lady Elgin, and the story of Winnetka's contribution to the world, the invention of the speed bump.
Winnetka Story is a feature length documentary about the history of Winnetka and the North Shore, Illinois. Winnetka native, John Newcombe, is an award-winning filmmaker who lives and works in Los Angeles. His documentary, Rancho La Canada, was given the prestigious LA County Commendation Award. John is also an accomplished cartoonist. His nationally syndicated comic strip Zack Hill can be found in over 100 newspapers.