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Adjoining reed houses with sloping thatch-type roofs are shown with a group of Indians sitting by them. One small Indian girl is standing by group with her hands on her hips. This photograph belongs to the Huntington Library. It is shown here for research only.

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Date
c.1878-9

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Date
c.1878-9
Subjects
Rancho Santa Anita-1875-1909
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
728
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Grass-sheathed homes of Indians on Rancho. Patron Reid Greer identifies this hill as just above east parking area. He points out that the tree showing in photo #628 is same as large one in flat area. Sandy Snider at Arboretum read in early newspaper that Baldwin found on the property when he bought it, "an old adobe house and Indians living in native-made homes." This photograph belongs to the Huntington Library. It is shown here for research only.

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Date
c.1878-79

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Date
c.1878-79
Subjects
Rancho Santa Anita-1875-1909
Native-Americans
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
727
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Elderly Indian shown only from waist up. It is not possible to tell whether person is a man or woman. The photo is from Ace of Diamonds in the E.J."Lucky" Baldwin playing cards. This photograph belongs to the Huntington Library. It is shown here for research only.

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Date
c.1890's

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Date
c.1890's
Subjects
Rancho Santa Anita-1875-1909
Baldwin, Elias J. "Lucky"-Playing cards
Native-Americans
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
733
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Carriage barn at Baldwin Ranch. This photograph belongs to the Huntington Library. It is shown here for research only.

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Date
1870's

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Date
1870's
Subjects
Rancho Santa Anita
Carriage Barn
Physical Description
4x5 b&w
ID
147
Collection
Photographs
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View north toward San Gabriel Mountains showing Arcadia Santa Fe Railroad Station. This is one of playing cards made by E.J."Lucky" Baldwin, each showing a different scene of the Ranch or Arcadia area. This is the three of hearts. This photo belongs to the Huntington Library. It is shown here for research only.

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Date
c.1890

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Date
c.1890
Subjects
Railroads-Arcadia Railroad Station
Railroads-Arcadia Santa Fe Station
Baldwin, Elias J. "Lucky"-Playing cards
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
535
Collection
Photographs
Images
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View east along Santa Fe tracks past private railroad car barn owned by Anita Baldwin to house her private rail car. Seen just beyond car barn, is Santa Anita Railroad Station. This photo is owned by Southern California Historical Society. It is shown here for research only.

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Date
c.1930-1932

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Date
c.1930-1932
Subjects
Baldwin, Anita
Railroads-Santa Anita Station
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
1006
Collection
Photographs
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Unidentified man standing beside what is here referred to as Baldwin's Old Mining Home. It was a small log cabin built on the ranch.

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Date
c.1893

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Date
c.1893
Subjects
Rancho Santa Anita-1875-1909
Baldwin Ranch
Physical Description
7x10 b&w
ID
883
Collection
Photographs
Images
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View north toward San Gabriel Mountains from orchards on Baldwin Ranch. Wagon pulled by two horses is on dirt lane coming toward camera. Note tower of Queen Anne Cottage on the right side of lane. On the back of this photo at Huntington Library is printed: Carter, 1937. Possible given by N. Carter family of Sierra Madre at this time. This photo belongs to the Huntington Library. It is shown here for research only.

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Date
c.1890

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Date
c.1890
Subjects
Rancho Santa Anita
Baldwin Ranch
San Gabriel Mountains
Physical Description
7x10 b&w
ID
219
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Baldwin Ranch groves looking north toward mountains. Also in photo is wooden irrigating trough on right, and a two-horse team hitched to light wagon, also a single horse with rider. It appears that present-day Henniger Flats is high flat mountain just above and to the left of the road. Also Hastings Ranch area would be low foothills. This photo belongs to the Huntington Library. It is shown here for research only.

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Date
c.1890's

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Date
c.1890's
Subjects
Rancho Santa Anita
Baldwin Ranch
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
145
Collection
Photographs
Images
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History-Rancho Santa Anita (1875-1909)-Elias J. Baldwin

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Start Date
1875
End Date
1909
Contents
1. " 'Lucky' Baldwin's retreat." Article by Susanna B. Dakin. 2. Article from Touring Topics, March 1929, page 41. 3. "One of many entrances to 'Lucky' Baldwin's ranch." Page from a Los Angeles Racing Association program, 1907. 4. "First street entrance to Fairyland Park, Baldwin's ranch." Page…
Start Date
1875
End Date
1909
Contents
1. " 'Lucky' Baldwin's retreat." Article by Susanna B. Dakin.
2. Article from Touring Topics, March 1929, page 41.
3. "One of many entrances to 'Lucky' Baldwin's ranch." Page from a Los Angeles Racing Association program, 1907.
4. "First street entrance to Fairyland Park, Baldwin's ranch." Page from a Los Angeles Racing Association program, 1907.
5. "Large oak tree, Hotel Oakwood, Baldwin's ranch." Page from a Los Angeles Racing Association program, 1907.
6. "Rancho Santa Anita."Lasca Leaves, March 1976, by Sandy Snider.
7. "Pastoral - it's scenes like this that gave Arcadia its name." News photo mounted on gray paper, circa 1950.
8. "This is Santa Anita." Arcadia Tribune, March 23, 1950. News photo of Baldwin store.
9. "Baldwin's boat house." Arcadia Tribune, August 11, 1960. News photo of boat house.
10. "List of ranches and acreage planted to various crops." Century Magazine, October 1883, Volume XXVI, Number 6. Compiled 1978.
11. "Last remnant of the Rancho." Thoroughbred, November 1965 by Dick Nash. Six pages.
12. "Days of yore - progress is wonderful, but ..." Arcadia Tribune, March 24, 1949. News photo of Baldwin cattle pastures.
13. " 'Beast' Baldwin and his two great loves." Sports Illustrated, February 19, 1962 by Dolly Connelly.
14. "1894 photo of the bell tower of Mission San Gabriel." Article confirming bell from Mission was at ranch.
15. "History of Santa Anita." Westways, October 1955 by M. Richard Marx.
16. "Life at Guenoc (breeding farm owned by Lily Langtree). Westways, August 1957 by Idwal Jones.
17. "Mission-period Rancho." Arcadia Tribune, April 2, 1978.
18. "About 1876 or 1877, Baldwin hired a distant relative, Julius A. Kelly." Los Angeles Herald Tribune, December 30, 1960. Typed notes.
19. "Rancho was lucky for Baldwin." Arcadia Tribune, April 6, 1978.
20. The Peacock Call, September/October 1978. Rancho area residents' newsletter with article and map on Ranch. Also: a chronology on Rancho by Joe Buck.
21. "Life and death." Golden West, January 1966, pages 20-21+. Regarding Workman and Temple tragedy.
22. Ad in Sierra Madre Vista for Baldwin store. March 16, 1889.
23. February 1889 notice in Sierra Madre Vista telling of corn sale by Baldwin.
24. Story of Blas Cuellar recalls days of Baldwin Reign; 40 descendants still live in Arcadia. Arcadia Tribune, March 24, 1949. Cuellar had come from Mexico.
25. Letter relating to observation of the Ranch in 1883. Article in Western States Jewish Historical Quarterly, March 1979.
26. "Baldwin large operator - acquired much land in Los Angeles County." Chapter 3 from the book _California Memories_ by Jackson A. Graves, published by Times Mirror Press, 1930. Copied at Huntington Library, 1979.
27. "Lucky Baldwin's energy turning to the swamp lands of his great ranch." Valley Vista, March 31, 1900. Regarding lands in El Monte and Savanna areas.
28. "Mr. E.J. Baldwin was presented with four Java oyster shells by a captain of a vessel from China." San Gabriel Valley News, March 28, 1878.
29. "The Los Angeles Herald recently contained the following about E.J. Baldwin's Santa Anita Ranch: a long account of the ranch and its developing." Sierra Madre Vista, February 5, 1891.
30. Boat house construction." Sierra Madre Vista, May 28, 1891.
31. "Baldwin money for road up Mount Wilson." Sierra Madre Vista, May 3, 1889.
32. "Brick manufacture at Santa Anita." Sierra Madre Vista, April 14, 1888.
33. "Banana trees." Sierra Madre Vista, May 31, 1889.
34. List of numbers of fruit trees, grape vines, and head of livestock. Sierra Madre Vista, January 15, 1891.
35. "Acreage being sold for small ranches." Sierra Madre Vista, November 20, 1890.
36. "Estimated worth of ranch, 1891. Sierra Madre Vista, August 13, 1891.
37. Description of ranch from newspaper. Sierra Madre Vista, January 8, 1890.
38. "E.J. Baldwin's Santa Anita ranch is undoubtedly the most beautiful." Los Angeles Daily Herald, March 30, 1887. Copied from the Los Angeles Public Library by Sandy Snider of the Los Angeles County Arboretum.
39. "Water." San Gabriel Valley News, February 28, 1878. Regarding Baldwin building flumes to carry water from Big Santa Anita Canyon.
40. "The Santa Anita Ranch." Two pages from California of the South, by Walter Lindley, publisher, 1888.
41. "The Builders. VI Where Ranch and City Meet." Outing, October 1906 by Ralph D. Paine.
42. "In 1880, 'Lucky' Baldwin orange grove of 75 acres at Sierra Madre was planted to navels." Historical Society of Southern California Bulletin, December 1943, page 152.
43. "A large number of fine varieties of plants received for Mr. Baldwin." San Gabriel Valley News, February 28, 1878. From the Huntington Library.
44. Map showing irrigated lands, canals, pipe lines and pumping plants in the Pasadena Quadrangle, 1907. Original owned by Mrs. Robert Pitzer.
45. Letter from H. Unruh to Richard Garvey on E.J. Baldwin office letterhead featuring Bird's Eye Map. Original owned by Jack Donnelly. Obtained March 3, 1981.
46. "Notice of claim to water." Legal notice filed by E.J. Baldwin on August 23, 1883 in Court in Los Angeles. Regarding his right to water from Santa Anita Canyon. Original at County Hall of Records.
47. "Santa Anita Store." Ad in Sierra Madre Vista, circa late 1880's.
48. The Land of Sunshine: a magazine of California and the Southwest, February 1898, edited by Chas. F. Lummis. Photos and mentions of Arcadia on marked pages.
49. "Typical views of California." Los Angeles Times. Large photographic prints. (NOTE: OVERSIZE! See bottom drawer of photo file cabinet with oversize photos.)
50. "Childhood visit to Baldwin home recalled by former Los Angeles mayor." Arcadia Tribune, April 23, 1956, page 1. Article and photo.
51. "Rancho Santa Anita once vast Baldwin empire of more than 54,000 acres." News clip, circa April 1948.
52. "Lucky Baldwin's Rancho Santa Anita." by Percy L. Bonebrake. From the Westerners Brand Book, Los Angeles Corral. Book six, Los Angeles Westerners, 1956, page 83-85.
53. "Elias Jackson 'Lucky' Baldwin and his Santa Anita Ranch." by Carey S. Bliss. From the Westerners Brand Book, Los Angeles Corral. Book six, Los Angeles Westerners, 1956, page 79-82.
54. "20 cents an acre! - The Santa Anita Rancho story." The Realty Scene, Pasadena (Ca.) Independent, January 11, 1953 by Independent Real Estate Editor, Jack Cressman.
55. Ad in the Monrovia Planet, January 15, 1887, page 2. For the sale of 5-20 acre lots (out of 2,000 for sale) by E.J. Baldwin.
56. Arcadia Notes in the Monrovia Planet, May 21, 1887, page 2. Regarding buildings and road work, etc. for Arcadia at that time.
57. Article in the Monrovia Planet, March 15, 1887, page 3. Regarding the sale of two lots by E.J. Baldwin to the two Studebaker brothers.
58. Articles regarding the orange trees E.J. Baldwin will set out. Monrovia Messenger, March 27, 1890 and November 13, 1890.
59. Article regarding the placing of several thousand acres of land on the Santa Anita Ranch by E.J. Baldwin. Monrovia Messenger, January 8, 1891.
60. Lucky Baldwin's Ranch: a Southern California paradise of sixteen thousand acres. (Description of the ranch). The Daily Constitution, March 22, 1877.
61. It was too much. (Description of the ranch). Chicago Daily Tribune, May 25, 1877.
62. Lucky Baldwin's Ranch. Chicago Daily Tribune, June 17, 1879. Description of the acreage, trees, fruits, etc.
63. Lucky Baldwin's 'Arcadia': establishes sporting city on Santa Anita Ranch in defiance of strenuous opposition. New York Times, June 23, 1903. Arcadia is incorporated, and it promises to be the "sportiest" place in the country, despite opposition from the State Anti-Saloon League. The town is located on Baldwin's ranch of 18,000 acres.
64. "A Corner in Arcady," a chapter copied from History of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley California, Vol. 1 (1930) by Harold Carew.
Subjects
History-Rancho Santa Anita (1875-1909)-Elias J. Baldwin
Physical Description
2 folders]
Item ID
111AF
Collection
Subject Files
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View looking east toward wing of Hugo Reid adobe added by Baldwin. Lake is on left. In foreground is a rustic shelter built to house bell which came from San Gabriel Mission under peculiar circumstances (and that was in later years returned to Mission by Anita Baldwin). There is also one of Baldwin's mastiffs (dog) standing in left foreground and unidentified man in background.

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Date
c.1893

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Date
c.1893
Subjects
Rancho Santa Anita-1875-1909
Physical Description
7x10 b&w
ID
879
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Portion of horse barns at Baldwin Ranch. Approximately seven horse heads are evident at stall opening. A residence appears to be adjacent on North side. According to Joe Buck (resident), the house was residence of Mr. McClelland, Baldwin horse trainer in later years. Mountains are visible. This photo belongs to the Huntington Library. It is shown here for research only.

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Date
c.1900's

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Date
c.1900's
Subjects
Rancho Santa Anita
Baldwin, Elias J. "Lucky"-Horses and horse racing
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
146
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Four men in front of Baldwin's coach barn. Two are standing, two are seated in light buggy; none identified. Across base of photo is printed "J.T.Tuttle & Co, Sierra Madre, publishers of Southern California Views." The back of photo at the Huntington Library had written on it: Carter, 1937. Possibly given to Huntington Library by that person. This photograph belongs to the Huntington Library. It is shown here for research only.

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Date
c.1880's

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Date
c.1880's
Subjects
Rancho Santa Anita
Baldwin Ranch
Coach Barn
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
218
Collection
Photographs
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History-Rancho Santa Anita (1875-1909)-Elias J. Baldwin - Employees

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Contents
1. "J.F. Falvey, Superintendent of Santa Anita Ranch." Sierra Madre Vista, December 18, 1890. 2. "Mr. McClellen of Arcadia left for Kentucky." Sierra Madre Vista, October 16, 1890. 3. " 'Bob' Campbell, a colored trainer." Sierra Madre Vista, August 9, 1889. 4. "Mr. W.F. Boardman of Sierra Madre…
Contents
1. "J.F. Falvey, Superintendent of Santa Anita Ranch." Sierra Madre Vista, December 18, 1890.
2. "Mr. McClellen of Arcadia left for Kentucky." Sierra Madre Vista, October 16, 1890.
3. " 'Bob' Campbell, a colored trainer." Sierra Madre Vista, August 9, 1889.
4. "Mr. W.F. Boardman of Sierra Madre." Sierra Madre Vista, June 23, 1888.
5. "The Boarding House, so well kept by Mrs. Huston." San Gabriel Valley News, May 9, 1878.
6. "Many persons fear the agrarianism of Kearney & Com. (Dennis Kearney of San Francisco." San Gabriel Valley News, April 11, 1878. Relating to threats of burning barley harvest if Chinese are hired on ranch.
7. "Mrs. Esthey, a mechanic's wife, on Monday, March 25th, went to the Santa Anita house." San Gabriel Valley News, April 11, 1878. Account of a near-drowning.
8. "Over $20,000 in coin was distributed to the employees." San Gabriel Valley News, March 28, 1878.
9. "Mrs. Finley is teaching a school of 12 pupils." San Gabriel Valley News, May 9, 1878.
10. Partial list of employees 1901, 1902, 1903. Hand copied from very large labor ledger at Huntington Library (two sheets). These names represent less than one-twentieth of those listed; however, many were listed for just one or two days work.
11. A bill for E.J. Baldwin from George Lem Company, General Merchandise & Employment Agency for laborers furnished. November 30, 1902.
12. "Negress, 99 years old alert as in slave days." Imperial Enterprise, September 1, 1915. Copied from original at Huntington Library.
13. History of African Americans in Monrovia, California by Susie Ling, Pasadena City College. Includes information on John Isaac Wesley Fisher (farrier and blacksmith) and his son Julian Fisher.
14. Lucky Baldwin's Latest Fortune, Los Angeles Times, March 9, 1902. Regarding Chinese laborers, "he employs chiefly Chinese labor in his orchards. He said the Chinese are the most reliable laborers he can get. "The exclusion law is a mistake, said Mr. Baldwin. If we continue to shut the Chinese laborers out, we will have to import Puerto Ricans and Filipinos."
15. Family documents of Elizabeth Weigand Cleminson, John Weigand (painter for E.J. Baldwin), Francis Schweitzer-5 items. A. Her father was paid with what today is El Monte. Newspaper unknown, date: 1979. B. Marriage certificate Francis Schweitzer and Emilie Krug. C. Deed from E.J. Baldwin to F. Schweitzer, December 8, 1891. D. Guaranty Abstract Company, unlimited certificate to F. Schweitzer, free from incumbrance. E. CD-R of image files of Marlene Hudson Schweitzer family photographs (Baldwin winery).
Subjects
History-Rancho Santa Anita (1875-1909)-Elias J. Baldwin - Employees
Item ID
112AF
Collection
Subject Files
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E.J."Lucky" Baldwin pictured in light buggy pulled by two horses. Baldwin is talking to a man who is shown with hand on his hip. Caption reads: "Lucky" Baldwin driving over his estate.

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Date
1906

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Date
1906
Subjects
Rancho Santa Anita-1875-1909
Baldwin Ranch
Baldwin, Elias J. "Lucky"
Physical Description
7x10 b&w
ID
908
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Part of Hugo Reid Adobe seen between two palms and foliage. Caption reads:The home of "Lucky" Baldwin, the walls of which were a Spanish fort. (THIS INFO IS NOT CORRECT.)

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Date
1906

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Date
1906
Subjects
Rancho Santa Anita-1875-1909
Hugo Reid Adobe
Physical Description
7x10 b&w
ID
911
Collection
Photographs
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View east from a point a bit south of photo #220. Note chimney of Hugo Reid Adobe just to right of large tree trunk. Note Glass house located to right in photo. This photograph belongs to the Huntington Library. It is shown here for research only.

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Date
c.1880's

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Date
c.1880's
Subjects
Rancho Santa Anita
Baldwin Ranch
San Gabriel Mountains
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
221
Collection
Photographs
Images
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View east from center of Baldwin Ranch. Concrete type reservoir in foreground. The lagoon is in center of photo. White barns on the knoll in center of photo. View similar to photo #143. This photograph belongs to the Huntington Library. It is shown here for research only.

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Date
c.1880's

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Date
c.1880's
Subjects
Rancho Santa Anita
Baldwin Ranch
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
220
Collection
Photographs
Images
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The history of the peafowl from Indian and Java that live in Arcadia is presented. Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin imported three pairs from India in the 1880s. His daughter Anita Baldwin added some birds from Java. The peacock is official bird of Arcadia, is protected, and should not be fed. See also VF "Peacocks" for copy of article.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
August 8, 2002
Pages
p. 9
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
August 8, 2002
Pages
p. 9
Subjects
Arcadia History - Rancho Santa Anita - 1875-1909
Peacocks
Peafowl
Item ID
30719AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Ten horses seen grazing in meadow beneath San Gabriel Mountains. Just to right of center (in trees) appears to be row of Lombardy Poplar trees seen in photo #913. Caption reads: Thoroughbreds in their pasture by Sierra Madre Mountains.

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Date
1906

  1 image

Date
1906
Subjects
Rancho Santa Anita-1875-1909
Physical Description
7x10 b&w
ID
915
Collection
Photographs
Images
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