Our January 17th speaker is longtime parishioner and avid historian Ed Andersen. Ed will regale us with the fascinating story of E. J. " Lucky" Baldwin.
As always, the luncheon will begin at 12:30. The main dish will be Mexican cuisine. Please RSVP with what you would like to bring: salad, desert or drinks.
Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin is regarded by some historians as the greatest pioneer in the proud and glorious history of the San Gabriel Valley. In 1875, he purchased the sprawling Rancho Santa Anita, which once included land that became parts of San Gabriel, Arcadia, Temple City, Monrovia, Sierra Madre and El Monte. He built the Rancho into the showplace of Southern California, where thousands of visitors flocked to see what is now the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. What sort of man was Baldwin, and how is he associated with the Church of Our Saviour. Get the answers to these and many other questions on January 17th, as local historian Ed Andersen presents, "Lucky Baldwin, The COS Parishioner Who Almost Was" at the Sages Lunch in Cleaver Hall South.