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      
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: 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


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 or at (562) 408-6959 with any questions or news.