1st SAGES MEETING OF 2017 THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 ---- 12:30
SPEAKER: OUR OWN ED ANDERSEN
"Tracking John Muir Through The San Gabriels, A Mountain Man's View Of The Church Of Our Saviour"
Everyone has heard of John Muir, prominent nature writer and founding father of the conservation movement in America. Muir made his first trip to Southern California in 1877, traveling extensively throughout the region. What was Muir's interest in our local valley, and why did he return many times? Is there evidence that Muir may have visited the Mission San Gabriel and the fledgling Church of Our Saviour? Was he acquainted with Don Benito Wilson and other prominent landowners in the early days before San Gabriel became a city? Ed Andersen, a Muir aficionado and member of the Board of Directors of the Arcadia Historical Society, will answer these questions at the next SAGES meeting on Thursday, January 19. You will view early photographs of people and places that are an indispensable part of San Gabriel's history and development. Although he is primarily associated with the founding of the Sierra Club and the establishment of Yosemite National Park, John Muir had a particular affection for Southern California. There is much to tell about why he came here and why it is important that he did.
Wonderful DIANE RIVERA will make a home-made soup for lunch!
We need desserts and drinks only.
Please RSVP to Sue Smock @ firstname.lastname@example.org OR