Roundup: May 13, 2015

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

Speaker: Bill Warren
Subject: William Wilcox Robinson: Historian, Poet, Story Teller, Critic, Community Servant, Museum Trustee, Bon Vivant, Friend, and always as a Man of Letters.

If you are one of the many members of the Los Angeles Corral who are interested in local history, you probably have one or more books or pamphlets written by W.W. Robinson. Come prepared to be enlightened and entertained by former Sheriff Bill Warren while he describes one of his heroes.

Will Robinson worked for years for Title Insurance and Trust Company, rising to Vice President of that concern. His business interests led him to research property history back to the Spanish and Mexican roots of much of Southern California.   He was a prolific writer who delighted in making history interesting.  Robinson and his artist wife, Irene, were a wonderfully collaborative force. Their efforts ranged from children’s books and poetry to fine press books printed with Irene’s imaginative illustrations.

Bill Warren will present an illustrated guide through the works of Will and Irene Robinson. Copies of some of these will be available for examination. Will and his close friends, Ward Ritchie and Larry Powell, had wicked imaginations and enjoyed nothing more than a little hijinks along the way. Join us for this enlightening presentation celebrating the life and times of W. W. Robinson.

John Selmer
Deputy Sheriff


Sittin’ Around the Campfire

Corral News

Dinner Reservations

Dinners cost $35 each and the reservation deadline is May 6, 2015.  Late reservations can be accepted, but you will not be able to choose your entrée and the cost will be $40.  Please mail your reservation, entrée selection, and your check—payable to “Westerners, Los Angeles Corral”—to Jim Macklin, Keeper of the Chips, 1221 Greenfield Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006-4148  626-446-6411. You may also call Jim Shuttleworth, Registrar of Marks and Brands at 909-595-6655 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 onto our website and go to the members tab (the password is oldjoe) and click on “here,” under Roundup Store. Instructions are there. You need to select your entrée , submit it, then “buy” (two actions).   Use the website Contact Us button if there are any questions or issues.  You can also pay your dues, see Branding Irons, and submit Corral Chips information.

Upcoming Roundup Speakers & Programs

June 20, 2015 ………….FANDANGO! — Turner Hacienda, featuring the music of Los Californios

July 8, 2015…………………Autry National Center Fellow (TBD)

August 12, 2015………….Nat Read—Don Benito Wilson

September 9, 2015………Jerry Selmer—Penitentes of Northern New Mexico

October 17, 2015…………Rendezvous—Rubel Castle

November 11, 2015……..Eric Nelson—San Joaquin River Delta

Upcoming Community Events

At the Autry National Center of the American West

George Montgomery Gallery; April 25, 2015-January 3, 2016

Empire and Liberty is the first major museum exhibition to illuminate the causes and legacies of the American Civil War from the vantage point of Westward expansion. Visitors are invited to explore the conflicts and connections of a growing nation through an astonishing array of more than 200 significant artifacts, including Texas slave sale documents, Andres Pico’s war drum, the battle flag carried by soldiers of the California Hundred, a Buffalo Soldier’s revolver, and Cherokee General Stand Watie’s bowie knife. This exhibition shows how the Civil War was more than a clash between North and South; it was part of a history of debate over how America would expand, and who, within that expanding nation, might claim freedom.