East San Gabriel Valley Plan Collaboration with the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Department

by Paul R. Spitzzeri The Homestead is pleased to be collaborating with the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Department on its East San Gabriel Valley Plan project, one of eleven planning areas for unincorporated communities within the county plan process.  The long-range vision looks at smart growth; community services and infrastructure; a strong and diverse... Continue Reading →

Flirting With History Postscript: A Soldier’s Letter to His Fiancee, 10 February 1919

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Despite the often heavy showers this afternoon, the Homestead's "Flirting With History" tours, focusing on Temple family letters reflective of love, within and outside the family, were pretty well attended and our visitors really seemed to enjoy the readings of these missives. These took place in both the Workman House and... Continue Reading →

Locating a Lynching in San Gabriel, January 1857

by Michael Ackerman At last August’s Curious Cases series presentation at the Homestead, The King Family of El Monte and Personal Justice, 1855-1865, Paul Spitzzeri briefly recounted the lynching of four Latino men following the killing of Sheriff James Barton and a three-man posse, though he'd given a more detailed account in a previous Curious Cases... Continue Reading →

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