Roundup: August 14, 2019

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

Our Speaker: Dr. Abraham Hoffman
His Subject: Bernardo de Galvez, Defender of the Old Southwest

Abe Hoffman has been a member of the Corral since 1974 and has served as Branding Iron editor, Sheriff in 1997 and book review editor.  He is the author of numerous books, including a volume on the Owens Valley-Los Angeles water controversy.  Dr. Hoffman is an educator, award-winning author, and  Living Legend of Westerners International.

Although the American Revolution doesn’t seem to be the usual Westerners topic, the fact is that Bernardo de Galvez spent his early years as an army officer chasing and fighting Apaches in the Southwest.  His uncle, Jose de Galvez, played a major role in organizing the Serra-Portola expedition that established Alta California as a Spanish colony.  Before the War for Independence began, Bernardo de Galvez served as governor of Louisiana and smuggled weapons, ammunition and supplies to the insurgent colonists.  He also led expeditions to capture British forts in the Lower Mississippi Valley and at Pensacola.  Galvez was long overlooked by historians, but the states of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida recognized his contributions to the war effort.  In 2014 Galvez was named an Honorary American Citizen, only the eighth person to be so recognized by Congress.  Join us on August 14for an informative program about a mainly forgotten figure in Western history.

Posted by Ann Shea, Deputy Sheriff

Future Los Angeles Corral Events

September 10, 2019      
Roundup    
Elizabeth Pomeroy on Glen Dawson

October 19, 2019            
Rendezvous at Royal Oaks
Home of Jim and Amy Macklin

Buckskin Bulletin

Click here for the June 2019 edition of the Buckskin Bulletin.

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, fish and vegetarian.  The beef will be Kalbi prime top sirloin topped with a delicious sweet & spicy sauce.  The fish dish will be baked salmon with toasted almonds & cream sauce.  The vegetarian dinner will be stuffed zucchini. The dessert this month is a delicious seasonal favorite—strawberry shortcake.

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.

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.