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
Dr. Abe Hoffman on Bernardo De Galvez

September 11, 2019
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: 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.