Roundup: July 10, 2019

An updated list of auction items can be found at the end of the announcement.

Almansor Court – 700 S. Almansor, Alhambra, CA.
Social Hour: 5:00 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM

Our Speaker: Alyssa Kreikemeier
Her Subject: Western Eyes, Western Skies: A Cultural and Environmental History of Air in the American West

Alyssa Kreikemeier is the Los Angeles Corral’s 2019 Autry Fellow.  She holds a Master in Education degree and is a PhD Candidate at Boston University in the American Studies Program.  

Ms. Kreikemeier’s presentaion will include a cultural and environmental exploration of Western skies. She will review how our Western skies shaped the historical development of the U.S. West from the late nineteenth century through the mid twentieth century.  She will describe the results of her research at the Autry to explain how Western skies impacted the original inhabitants and the immigrants who made their way through it.   She will reveal how the wide-open spaces, distant horizons and the grandeur of the scenery in the American West have been constructed and portrayed in tourism materials and popular culture to create the notions we have about the West.  Big Sky, Beyond the Blue Horizon, Golden California indeed!  She will also cover how Western Indian tribes understood, used and responded to the sky both in worldviews and as a natural phenomenon and how non-Native inhabitants of the West responded to the same things.

Join us for what should be a notable evening with a scholar the Autry National Center and we selected to research this thoughtful topic!

Suggestions for future programs are always welcome!  Contact Ann Shea at 562-408-6959 or annwshea@ca.rr.comwith your ideas and program topics.

Posted by Ann Shea, Deputy Sheriff

Future Los Angeles Corral Events

August 14, 2019
Roundup
Dr. Abe Hoffman on Bernardo De Galvez

September 11, 2019
Roundup
Elizabeth Pomeroy on Glen Dawson

Dinner Fees, Reservations & Meal Choices

The Roundup Dinner Fee is $40 including ample, convenient and free parking. The dinner choices for this Roundup are beef, chicken and vegetarian. The beef will be roasted sliced top sirloin with a mushroom sauce. The chicken dish will be a delicious chicken dijonaise.  The vegetarian dinner will be an amazing penne pasta in a tomato basil sauce with flavorful carrots, peppers, zucchini, mushrooms and green beans. The dessert this month is stark naked vanilla Häagen-Dazs. 

Please choose your entrée and make out your check for $40 to “Westerners, Los Angeles Corral,” or submit your payment online as EARLY AS YOU CAN but no later than one week before the Roundup date.  Just log onto our website and go to the Members Only tab.  Click on the Roundup Store option and follow the instructions.  Walk-ins can be served, but entrée choices will be limited to what is on hand.  The “late price” is now $45.00.  

If you are paying by check, mail it to Ms. Therese Melbar, Registrar of Marks and Brands at 549 South Aldenville Avenue, Covina, CA 91723-2909. Late reservations or questions may be addressed to Therese via Email: tmelbar@cpp.edu or by telephone: (661) 343-9373.

Travel Assistance to Our Fellow Members

Please keep in mind that some of our members can no longer drive or are uncomfortable driving on the freeways at night.  If such members live in your area, please get in touch to see if they would come with you to the Roundups.  Call Michele Clark, our Sunshine Wrangler, at (626) 822-1522 if you need a ride.

Books and Art Pieces for Sale

Once again, you can buy books, art pieces and other ephemera donated to the Corral.  You can order items on the lists below. Contact Brian Dillon via email at briandervindillon@gmail.com.

Art

To view the items included in this year’s art auction, click here.

Books (Updated!)

To view the items included in this year’s book auction, click here.

Contact Ann Shea, Deputy Sheriff, at 13613 Barlin Avenue, Downey, CA 90242-5107 at annwshea@ca.rr.com or at (562) 408-6959 with any questions or news.

Fandango: Saturday, June 15, 2019

Fandango 2019

Location
Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 North Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA  90807

Time
3:00-6:00 PM

Activities
Socializing with old friends & new ones
Fine dining
Great sale of books, art, etc. at low prices
Good music
Tours of historic site

For the 2019 Fandango, we are gathering our Corral family together at still another historic rancho – Rancho Los Cerritos.  The adobe was built in 1844 by Jonathan Temple. Jotham Bixby, the father of Long Beach, acquired the rancho and later sold portions of it which eventually became the cities of Downey, Paramount and Lakewood.   You’ll enjoy seeing this historic property!

The bar opens at 3:00 pm, and soon thereafter, as the attendees become relaxed and at ease, Trader Brian Dillon will open his outdoor marketplace with fascinating history and historical books, art works and ephemera. Due to recent donations of collections acquired over members’ lifetimes, there will be some very desirable collector items at reasonable prices.  See the links to available items at the bottom of this notice.

Docents will be available for tours of the historic site. And, the dinner, served at 5:00pm, will be fresh, nutritious and especially tasty. It’s likely you will not go home hungry.  At the Fandango, we will enjoy socializing with old friends and getting acquainted with new ones.

Feel free to invite your family, friends and neighbors.  All are welcome – especially if they bring money for the sale! This would be a good opportunity to introduce someone who might value becoming a member.

Travel Assistance to Our Fellow Members

Please keep in mind that some of our members can no longer drive or are uncomfortable about driving on the freeways day or night.  If there are such members living in your area, please get in touch to see if they would come with you to the Fandango. Call Michele Clark, our Sunshine Wrangler at (626) 822-1522 if you need a ride.

For those who have difficulty driving at night, you’ll be able to return home before the sun goes down, since we’re starting at 3:00pm.

Event Reservations

Event reservations cost $50.00 each. Please make out your check for $50 per person payable to “Westerners, Los Angeles Corral,” or submit your payment onlineas EARLY AS YOU CAN but no later than one week before the Fandango date.  Just log onto our website and go to the Members Only tab.  Click on the Fandango Store option and follow the instructions.

If you are paying by check, mail it to Ms. Therese Melbar, Registrar of Marks and Brands at 549 South Aldenville Avenue, Covina, CA 91723-2909. Late reservations or questions may be addressed to Therese via Email: tmelbar@cpp.eduor by telephone (661) 343-9373.

The Trail Bosses look forward to your joining them for this important fund-raising event to support the Corral’s publications and other activities!

Books and Art Pieces for Sale

Once again, you can buy books, art pieces and other ephemera donated to the Corral. Contact Brian Dillon via email at briandervindillon@gmail.comor just attend the Fandango on June 15th!

Art

To view the items included in this year’s art sale, click here.

Books (Updated!)

To view the items included in this year’s book auction, click here.

Contact Ann Shea, Deputy Sheriff, at 13613 Barlin Avenue, Downey, CA 90242-5107 at annwshea@ca.rr.com or at (562) 408-6959 with any questions or news.