McGrath family sells two East County rock quarries for $10.6 million

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

Two East County rock quarries totaling 86.57 acres, one on Jamacha Road in El Cajon the other on Willow Road in Lakeside, have been sold for $10.6 million. The buyer of both properties was JJB Silverhawk L.P. of Escondido, a subsidiary of Escondido-based Superior Ready Mix LP. The sellers of both properties were McGrath Jamacha Road LLC for the 64.75-acre El Cajon property and McGrath Willow LLC for the 21.82-acre Lakeside property. The C.W. McGrath family had owned and operated both quarries since the 1940s. The property will continue to be mined for crushed rock, rip rap, aggregate base and manufactured sand. Extensive operating equipment, including rolling stock and processing plants, were included in the sale. The seller was represented in both transactions by Tom Olson, of the Douglas Wilson Companies. The buyer represented itself. Title and escrow was provided by Chicago Title.