Roundup: September 10, 2014
Please see the Los Angeles Westerners endorsement for the Western History Association’s upcoming convention in Newport Beach. It can be found immediately below our upcoming Roundup Announcement herein.
Almansor Court – 700 S. Almansor, Alhambra, CA.
Social Hour: 5:00 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Landis
Subject: Arrowhead Springs Resort
This program chronicles the fascinating 150-year saga of the sanitariums, hotels, resort facilities, and spring water at Arrowhead Springs, in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. Named for the huge natural arrowhead landmark emblazoned on a mountainside, Arrowhead Springs is a beautifully preserved oasis of hot and cold flowing mineral springs. The hotels were a favorite haven for Hollywood’s greatest stars, as well as politicians, and tycoons of industry. The 1939 luxury hotel and many other facilities remain on the property today, standing as amazing reminders of the resort’s long and colorful history.
Mark Landis is a freelance correspondent for the San Bernardino County Sun newspaper, who has been writing local history articles since 2001. He is a member of several local historical societies, and an avid collector of local historic photos and memorabilia. He has recently published on a book about the history of Arrowhead Springs and the famous sanitarium and resorts that have occupied the site since the 1860′s. Mark is a native Californian, and has lived in San Bernardino County since 1984. He currently resides in
Sittin’ Around the Campfire
Dinners cost $35 each and the reservation deadline is September 5, 2014. Late reservations can be accepted, but you won’t be able to choose your entrée and you will pay $40. Please mail your reservation and your check—payable to “Westerners, Los Angeles Corral”—to Pete Fries, Registrar of Marks & Brands, 28160 Newbird Drive, Santa Clarita, CA 91350-1836. You may also call Pete at 661-296-7713 with questions or late reservations.
PAYPAL is now available
Put your money where your mouse is. Instead of mailing in your check, now you can make your dinner reservations online. Just log on to our website www.lawesterners.org and go to the members tab (the password is oldjoe) and click on the pay option. Instructions are there. Call Joe Cavallo 626-372-5126 with any questions.
Saturday, October 25th Rendezvous
Our esteemed Sheriff Larry Boerio is negotiating the specifics for our October rendezvous. The most likely location will be the Andres Pico Adobe in Mission Hills and the most likely date October 25th. So far, pinning down a contract with the Adobe folks has been like trying to teach a buffalo to dance the Polka.
Wednesday, November 12th Roundup
Mark Hall-Patton a 30+ year member of the Los Angeles Corral, author of two books, writer of over 400 articles, and producer of 48 local history videos will ride in from Henderson, Nevada, to tell us how the 1864 state of Nevada grew to its present size, what states were forced to cede territory, and how Nevada’s state constitution dealt with the changes. He will also teach us how to pronounce “sesquicentennial” because this year Nevada is busy celebrating one. Please be prepared; the fact that Mark is an X-Humbug of the Quecho Posse Chapter of E Clampus Vitus may make some members see red.
Book Donations Appreciated
Are local and Western history books overrunning your home or office library? Well, Eric Nelson has the perfect solution. Donate them to the L.A. Corral for our fabulous Roundup “prix fixe” book sales. Remember this is not an auction; it’s a sale. Arrive early then distract your pards with some wild goose chase so you can sneak over to the book table and grab the pick of the litter.