Roundup: July 12, 2017

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

Our Speaker: Hadley W. Jensen, Los Angeles Westerners Fellow at the Autry Museum of the American West
Subject: Shaped by the Camera: Navajo Weavers and the Photography of Making in the American Southwest, 1880-1945

Anthropologists’ photographic records since the late 19th century both reflected and shaped visualizations of Native life in the Southwest. Drawing upon the extensive archival collections at the Autry Museum, our speaker will focus upon weaving as a common visual trope, extending into tourism promotion, ethnography, and anthropological surveys, especially through the lenses of the lesser known George H. Pepper (1866-1923) and Gladys A. Reichard (1893-1955).

Hadley Jensen is a Ph.D candidate at Bard College in the field of Material Culture, specializing in Native North American Art. She is the current recipient of the Los Angeles Westerners/Autry Fellowship in support of her doctoral dissertation project and is looking forward to making use of the Autry’s unparalleled photography archives and holdings of Native American woven materials.

Factoid: What was Vroman’s Bookstore’s original primary stock of trade?


Late-Breaking News and Crystal Ball Gazing/Upcoming Speakers

News too hot to wait until the next Roundup?  Send to your Deputy Sheriff, Steve Kanter,

The speaker roster through next March, 2018 has been locked in and can be viewed on below. Stay tuned.

8/9/17 – Paul Spitzzeri—Californian Civil War Diary

9/13/17– Robert (“Roy”) Ritchie –Early, Very Early Local Customs

AND    10/28/17—ANNUAL RENDEZVOUS –Mark the date on your calendars

Straight from the horse’s/sheriff’s mouth, the components are falling into place. We will gather in the Mayordomo’s Garden at Mission San Fernando from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017. “Come join us where early California history is still alive and well”. Details and printed invitations forthcoming once the Fandango is behind us.

AND MORE: Abe Hoffman’s book, California’s Deadliest Earthquakes, will be published in June. He will make these available for perusal during the social hour before the July Roundup. You give Abe’s designee $21.99, cash or check only, and Abe will give you an autographed copy of the book.


Department of Recurrent Reminders

Dinner Reservations: 

Dinner reservations cost $35.00 each.  Please choose your entrée (beef, chicken, fish, or vegetarian) and make out your check to “Westerners, Los Angeles Corral,” or submit your payment by PayPal AS EARLY AS YOU CAN, but no later than one week before the roundup date.  Walk-ins can be served, but entrée choices will be limited to what is on hand: the “late price” is $40.00. Mail your check to:  Mr. James Macklin, Keeper of the Chips, 1221 Greenfield Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006-4148.  Contact Jim at or (626) 446-6411, with late reservations or questions. You can also get information from Mr. John & Mrs. Ann Shea, Registrars, Marks & Brands, via Email: or or by telephone (562) 408-6959.

PayPal Makes it Easy!

Now you can put your money where your mouse is, and make your dinner selection and pay for it over the Internet.   Just log onto our website and go to the Member’s Only tab.   Click on the pay option, and follow the instructions. The two-step process is easy once you get used to it. Mr. Joseph “Old Joe” Cavallo (626-372-5126) will gladly help you navigate on your initial PayPal voyage.   

You’re invited!

The Westerners, Los Angles Corral, cordially invites you to attend the…

Fandango 2017

You are invited, amigos, to el Molino Viejo!





Saturday, June 24, 2017
4:00 – 8:00 PM

The Old Mill
1120 Old Mill Road
San Marino, CA  91108

$50 Per Person

Come to enjoy good music, barbeque dinner, auction & friends!

Pay using PayPal on the Members Only page.