Roundup: January 9, 2013
Almansor Court – 700 S. Almansor, Alhambra, CA
Social Hour: 5:00PM
Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Pomeroy & Nick Curry
Los Angeles Westerners will have two of its own members speak in a dual presentation on the history of the city of San Marino, home of the Huntington Library. Dr. Elizabeth Pomeroy will be pursuing some theories about what makes San Marino the city that it is, tracing the arc of history starting with the land and its promises. From the rare topography to the arrival of Henry Huntington and the aura of his estate, this small city has followed a singular path — and managed its own identity along the way. A handful of vignettes will bring out some special characters in the story.
Nick Curry will add further anecdotes and connections, linking San Marino characters to the wider Southern California picture. Nick is a historical researcher and compiler and a long time member of Westerners.
Both Elizabeth and Nick are long time Southern California residents. Elizabeth recently published the book “San Marino, A Centennial 1913-2013″ and Nick helped extensively with its research. Elizabeth additionally has published other material about the San Gabriel Valley including columns in local newspapers.