Fifteen-year-old Bonnie Dillenbeck, Miss Tri-Canyon (Mint, Sand, Soledad) for 1963 — probably on Aug. 23 of that year, the date of the grand opening of the first stretch of the Antelope Valley Freeway
from (just south of) Sand Canyon to Red Rover. Bonnie participated in the ceremony.
Born in December 1947, Bonnie Dillenbeck, later Bonnie Jones, is the third of six children of Charlie and Gertrude (Powell) Dillenbeck, owners of Dillenbeck Canyon Market on Sierra Highway.
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