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History-Rancho Santa Anita (1838-1947)

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Start Date
1838
End Date
1947
Contents
1. Chain of title. Three copies given to Arcadia Public Library on the Rancho's fiftieth anniversary. 2. "Santa Anita Rancho history told in book." News clip, circa 1956. 3. "Our community." Article from Arcadia Savings and Loan brochure. 4. "Arcadia, City of Arcadia." San Gabriel Valley Adver…
Start Date
1838
End Date
1947
Contents
1. Chain of title. Three copies given to Arcadia Public Library on the Rancho's fiftieth anniversary.
2. "Santa Anita Rancho history told in book." News clip, circa 1956.
3. "Our community." Article from Arcadia Savings and Loan brochure.
4. "Arcadia, City of Arcadia." San Gabriel Valley Advertiser, February 26, 1969 by I. Hope.
5. "Arcadia gets publicity." News clip, 1927 copied from Alton Green's scrapbook.
6. "The Romance of Rancho Santa Anita." Booklet by Rancho Santa Anita, circa 1948. Eight copies.
7. Lasca Leaves, October 1967. Three copies.
8. "The Romance of the Ranchos." Booklet by Palmer Conner, Title Insurance and Trust Company, 1941. Six copies. Insert of 1919 map of Old Spanish and Mexican Ranchos of Los Angeles County.
9. "Rancho Santa Anita ... trials of ownership." Lasca Leaves, December 1975. Two copies.
10. "The people of Rancho Santa Anita, Part II." Lasca Leaves, July 1956.
11. "From romance to racehorses." Westways, February 1974.
12. "Ranch Santa Anita." Section of the book, Brief Sketches of the History of the Ranchos San Pascual, Santa Anita ...etc. by J.M. Miller.
13. Lasca Leaves, December 1975.
14. a. "Historic Santa Anita: the development of the land." Brochure by the Arboretum, circa 1976. 14b. Historic Santa Anita the Development of the Land, undated. 14c. Historic Santa Anita the Development of the Land, originally printed by California Arboretum Foundation 1976, Revised and reprinted by Los Voluntarios 2006.
15. "Expedients." Four pages detailing Reid's claim. Copied from the collection of Huntington Library.
16. "Santa Anita Ranch, Rancho Santa Anita." Articles from The Westerner's Brand Book, published by Los Angeles Corral, 1956.
17. "The old and new Santa Anita." Westways, January 1948.
18. "Chain of horticulture." Lasca Leaves, July 1951.
19. "The restorations at Rancho Santa Anita." Lasca Leaves, January 1961.
20. "Background to Rancho Santa Anita." By Florence Slocum, circa 1969.
21. "People say." Arcadia Tribune, February - April, 1941. A series of eight articles commemorating Rancho Santa Anita's 100th birthday.
22. "Rancho Santa Anita 'Place of Many Waters.'" Lasca Leaves, October 1967 by Susanna Bryant Dakin.
23. Historic calendar of events of Ranch Santa Anita. Peacock Call, September/October 1978.
24. Manuscript of Mrs. C.W. (Emma Elinor Hines) Young. From the Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley, October 1978. Photocopy of handwritten manuscript and typed copy.
25. "Owners and cattle brands of the Rancho Santa Anita." The Branding Iron, June 1979 by Jack McCaskill.
26. "The Baldwin legacy." Lasca Leaves, June 1976 by Sandy Snider.
27. "Santa Anita Rancho - history told in book." Pasadena Independent, January 11, 1953. Pasadena Star News, September 23, 1956.
28. "Pasadena the Crown of the Valley: a souvenir." Pasadena Board of Trade, 1893-1894 by E. Norman Baker. From the historical collection of William F. Salisbury.
29. "Rancho Santa Anita - 'Place of Many Waters'." Junior League Community News, October 1957 by Susanna Bryant Dakin.
30. "Rancho Santa Anita's colorful past." News clip, undated.
31. "Rancho Santa Anita, chuck full of early California memories; one of the Southland's most beautiful spots." Arcadia Tribune, December 6, 1937, page 1.
32. "Historic ranchos' sale recalls pioneer days." Los Angeles Times, April 5, 1936, Part V, page 1.
33. "Two famous holdings to be subdivided soon. Santa Anita and La Cienega Ranch acreage purchased for vast residential development." Los Angeles Times, April 5, 1936, Part V.
34. Town Rambler by Marjorie Hesse: description of Rancho Santa Anita and the arrangement of the rooms at the old adobe house as told by Miss Lena McCulley and second cousin of E.J. "Lucky" Baldwin, Mrs. H. H. Cross. Arcadia Tribune, June 22, 1938. Copied from Rancho Santa Anita Scrapbook #1, April 1936-Jan. 1, 1939. Arcadia Historical Society.
35. "The Romance of California Land Titles" by Stuart O'Melveny. Title Insurance and Trust Company, 1928. (Rancho Santa Anita mentioned on page 13.)
36. Rancho Santa Anita and the development of San Marino and Sierra Madre. From pages 91, 93, 94, 100 of the book Pasadena Area History by Manuel Pineda and E. Caswell Perry (1972).
Subjects
History-Rancho Santa Anita (1838-1947)
Physical Description
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Item ID
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History-Rancho Santa Anita (1838-1947)-Maps

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1. Kingsley map of Rancho, Section II. Surveyed March 1910. 2. Kingsley map of Rancho, Section III. Surveyed March 1910. 3. Boundaries of Hugo Reid's original 13,316 acre Rancho Santa Anita. Lasca Leaves, September 1975. 4. Rancho as sketch outlines by Lupe Cuellar. Copy received 1967. 5. Ranc…
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1. Kingsley map of Rancho, Section II. Surveyed March 1910.
2. Kingsley map of Rancho, Section III. Surveyed March 1910.
3. Boundaries of Hugo Reid's original 13,316 acre Rancho Santa Anita. Lasca Leaves, September 1975.
4. Rancho as sketch outlines by Lupe Cuellar. Copy received 1967.
5. Rancho History - Map of Baldwin Rancho. Peacock Call, September/October 1978.
6. Rancho San Pasqual and the surrounding areas. From the map of the County of Los Angeles, 1877.
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History-Rancho Santa Anita (1838-1947)-Maps
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History-Rancho Santa Anita (1909-1939)-Anita Baldwin

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1. "Mrs. Reeves: Arcadia's own 'Lucky' Lady." Arcadia Tribune, August 4, 1977. 2. Copy of map showing part of Rancho Santa Anita, 1968. 3. "Raymond Lewis Knisley." Chapter from A Dozen Sierra Success Stories by W.K. Bixler 4. Personnel as remembered by A.D. Minium. Handwritten list from memoir…
Contents
1. "Mrs. Reeves: Arcadia's own 'Lucky' Lady." Arcadia Tribune, August 4, 1977.
2. Copy of map showing part of Rancho Santa Anita, 1968.
3. "Raymond Lewis Knisley." Chapter from A Dozen Sierra Success Stories by W.K. Bixler
4. Personnel as remembered by A.D. Minium. Handwritten list from memoirs taken later.
5. Reminiscences of Santa Anita Rancho by A.D. Minium. Nine pages, undated.
6. "Bathe pigs at model stock ranch of 'Lucky' Baldwin's daughter." Los Angeles Record, May 1, 1916.
7. "Mrs. Anita Baldwin, owner of Santa Anita Rancho." Sacramento Star, May 1, 1916.
8. "Medals won by local people." Star News, August 28, 1915.
9. "California has another record breaker." Los Angeles Cultivator, March 2, 1916.
10. "Seven day record for butter broken." News clip, 1916.
11. "2,000 San Francisco fans of Tia Juana." News clip, circa April 7, 1916.
12. "South breeding a new race of Kingly horses." Los Angeles Times, April 9, 1916.
13. "Santa Anita Rancho, Anoakia breeding farm." Los Angeles Cultivator, June 22, 1916.
14. "Genuine cornucopia is Santa Anita holstein." Pasadena Star News, February 26, 1916.
15. "Eleven racers here, more on the way." San Diego Sun, April 5, 1916.
16. "California's purebred establishment." Pacific Rural Press, March 11, 1916.
17. "William C. DeLapp, merchant. Plea for part of ranch becoming State Agricultural College." Pasadena Star News, April 20, 1915.
18. "A great stock ranch." California Cultivator, June 22, 1916.
19. "Raymond L. Knisley, former Arcadian named co-executor of vast Anita Baldwin estate." Arcadia Tribune, October 31, 1939.
20. Map of Baldwin Rancho. Copied from the Peacock Call, September October 1978.
21. "$50,000 worth of ranch buildings." News clip, June 21, 1919. Regarding a complete description of a recently built dormitory for laborers.
22. "Early scenes in California revived here." Arcadia Tribune, May 24, 1937.
23. "A day in Old California at Rancho Santa Anita." Letterhead for committee who organized the celebration described in content #22.
24. "Kindness an important asset in raising of livestock" (at Anita Baldwin's ranch). Los Angeles Times, August 15, 1920.
Subjects
History-Rancho Santa Anita (1909-1939)-Anita Baldwin
Item ID
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History-Rancho Santa Anita (1839-1847)-Hugo Reid

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Contents
1. "Hugo Reid, Scotch adventurer." Arcadia Tribune, March 23, 1950. 2. "The homesite on Rancho Santa Anita." Lasca Leaves, April 1953. 3. "The historical buildings of Rancho Santa Anita." Lasca Leaves, October, 1950. 4. "Hugo Reid at the Rancho Santa Anita." From a drawing by Maynard Dixon. 5. …
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1. "Hugo Reid, Scotch adventurer." Arcadia Tribune, March 23, 1950.
2. "The homesite on Rancho Santa Anita." Lasca Leaves, April 1953.
3. "The historical buildings of Rancho Santa Anita." Lasca Leaves, October, 1950.
4. "Hugo Reid at the Rancho Santa Anita." From a drawing by Maynard Dixon.
5. Don Hugo of Rancho Santa Anita. This is chapter VIII from History of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley California, Vol. 1 (1930) by Harold Carew.
Subjects
History-Rancho Santa Anita (1839-1847)-Hugo Reid
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History-Rancho Santa Anita (1847-1854)-Henry Dalton

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1. "Don Enrique Dalton of Azusa." Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly, circa 1917. 2. "Henry Dalton: a man followed by legends." Arcadia Tribune, December 1977. 3. "Diseno of Henry Dalton of Santa Anita." Circa 1848. Copied by Lynn Bowman from the Bancroft Library. Received fro…
Contents
1. "Don Enrique Dalton of Azusa." Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly, circa 1917.
2. "Henry Dalton: a man followed by legends." Arcadia Tribune, December 1977.
3. "Diseno of Henry Dalton of Santa Anita." Circa 1848. Copied by Lynn Bowman from the Bancroft Library. Received from Richard J. Courtney, head clerk of the Los Angeles Recorder's Office, July 1980.
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History-Rancho Santa Anita (1847-1854)-Henry Dalton
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106AF
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History-Rancho Santa Anita (1854-1858)-Joseph Rowe

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1. Copy of "California's Pioneer Circus." Joseph Andrew Rowe, Founder. Edited by Albert Dressler, 1926.
Contents
1. Copy of "California's Pioneer Circus." Joseph Andrew Rowe, Founder. Edited by Albert Dressler, 1926.
Subjects
History-Rancho Santa Anita (1854-1858)-Joseph Rowe
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107AF
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History-Rancho Santa Anita (1865-1872)-William Wolfskill

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Contents
1. "William Wolfskill - the first man to raise oranges commercially in California." Magazine source and date unknown. 2. Notes from visit with Marcella Palethorpe, great-granddaughter of William Wolfskill, March 3, 1980. Present were Arcadia Librarian Pat McAdam and Sandy Snider of the Los Angele…
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1. "William Wolfskill - the first man to raise oranges commercially in California." Magazine source and date unknown.
2. Notes from visit with Marcella Palethorpe, great-granddaughter of William Wolfskill, March 3, 1980. Present were Arcadia Librarian Pat McAdam and Sandy Snider of the Los Angeles Count Arboretum.
3. "Wolfskill paid $20,000 for rancho in 1865." Arcadia Tribune, December 8, 1977 by Anna Wallace.
Subjects
History-Rancho Santa Anita (1865-1872)-William Wolfskill
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History-Rancho Santa Anita (1872-1875)-Harris Newmark

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Contents
1. "Picnic at Santa Anita." Western States Jewish Historical Quarterly, January 1979, page 186.
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1. "Picnic at Santa Anita." Western States Jewish Historical Quarterly, January 1979, page 186.
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History-Rancho Santa Anita (1872-1875)-Harris Newmark
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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.
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
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History-Rancho Santa Anita (1858-1865)-William Corbitt and Albert Dibblee

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1. "The well-known rancho, Santa Anita." An article from the book, California Ranchos and Farms, 1846-1862, published by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1967.
Contents
1. "The well-known rancho, Santa Anita." An article from the book, California Ranchos and Farms, 1846-1862, published by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1967.
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History-Rancho Santa Anita (1858-1865)-William Corbitt and Albert Dibblee
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History-Rancho Santa Anita (1875-1909)-Elias J. Baldwin - Employees

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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…
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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
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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
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Newspaper Index
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Photo of portion of two story Baldwin Ranch boarding house (built 1919 by Anita Baldwin). Was east of gate house on present day Old Ranch Road. Reid Greer remembers it as deserted and he and his friends used to explore it c. 1932. note: see Arcadia VF Arcadia-History-Rancho Santa Anita-1909-1939(Anita Baldwin) item #22 for description of boarding house.

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unknown

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Subjects
Rancho Santa Anita
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
116
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Photographs
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Historical information on Baldwin Lake, the four-acre body of water that adjoins the Queen Anne Cottage in the historical section of the Los Angeles County Arboretum, is presented. The history of lake extends from time of the Native Americans (they called their village Aleupkigna), to Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin's ranch in 1873, to the movies and television shows in which it has appeared. Baldwin Lake played host to movie stars Johnny Weismuller, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. The lake has appeared in Safari, Roots, and Fantasy Island. See also VF "Arboretum" for hard copy of article.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
August 8, 2002
Pages
p. 8

Three dignitaries present when plaque was placed commemorating 100th anniversary of the granting of Rancho Santa Anita to Hugo Reid. L-R: Palmer Conner, author of Romance of the Ranchos, Marshall Stimson, authority on Southern California history, and Don Smith, President of Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce.

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Date
April 19, 1941

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Date
April 19, 1941
Subjects
Rancho Santa Anita
Hugo Reid Adobe
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
965
Collection
Photographs
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Olive trees (orchard). Located about where City Hall is today (1976).

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Date
1947

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Date
1947
Subjects
Rancho Santa Anita
Agriculture
Arcadia(City)-History-1940-1949
Physical Description
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3
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Writer Charles Cooper recounts the history of the Los Angeles County Arboretum, including previous landowners Hugo Reid and Elias J. ("Lucky") Baldwin.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
February 13, 2003
Pages
p. 16
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
February 13, 2003
Pages
p. 16
Subjects
Baldwin, Elias J. ("Lucky")
Los Angeles County Arboretum - history
Rancho Santa Anita - history
Reid, Hugo
Item ID
31234AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Spring 1935. Santa Anita Rancho field crops of many varieties were grown. View is toward the north. San Gabriel mountains completely across the photo. Chantry Flats Road visible at right side. White barn prominent in center of photo.

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Date
Spring 1935

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Date
Spring 1935
Subjects
Agriculture
Arcadia(City)-History-1930-1939
Rancho Santa Anita
San Gabriel Mountains
Physical Description
6x10 b&w 2 prints
ID
15
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Southern California Floral Company

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Contents
1. "Things of beauty - a visit to Arcadia's beautiful flower farm." Account and further references that appeared in the Monrovia Planet newspaper during 1887. 2. Advertisement for Southern California Floral Company appearing in the Sierra Madre Vista April 19, 1889. 3. Southern California Flora…
Contents
1. "Things of beauty - a visit to Arcadia's beautiful flower farm." Account and further references that appeared in the Monrovia Planet newspaper during 1887.
2. Advertisement for Southern California Floral Company appearing in the Sierra Madre Vista April 19, 1889.
3. Southern California Floral Company box ad as it appeared in the Sierra Madre Vista newspaper, n.d.
note: see item #45 Arcadia - History - Rancho Santa Anita, 1975-1909 (Elias J. 'Lucky' Baldwin). Baldwin letterhead shows Arcadia Floral Farm.
Subjects
Southern California Floral Company
Item ID
239AF
Collection
Subject Files
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Contents
1. Arcadia or Santa Anita? Arcadia Tribune October 26, 1936. 2. But if you just put the name Arcadia. Arcadia News-Post January 9, 1970. 3. Various reporting on what names town was known by. News clip 1887 4. Note on town called Santa Anita. News clip reference to be found in Arcadia VF His…
Contents
1. Arcadia or Santa Anita? Arcadia Tribune October 26, 1936.
2. But if you just put the name Arcadia. Arcadia News-Post January 9, 1970.
3. Various reporting on what names town was known by. News clip 1887
4. Note on town called Santa Anita. News clip reference to be found in Arcadia VF History - Rancho Santa Anita - 1875-1909 - Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin, Item #37.
5. Arcadia named after Grecian pastoral village. news clip 1935 (probably Arcadia Tribune)
6. Arcadia (from: DICTIONARY OF CALIFORNIA LAND NAMES) photocopy of p. 1. 1951.
7. Origin of place name Arcadia. Named for district in Greece that became a symbol of rural simplicity in pastoral poetry. 3 items. 1) California Place Names (book) by Erwin G. Gudde, 1998. 2) 1500 California Place Names (book) by William Bright, 1998. 3) Definition of Arcadia from www.merriam-webster.com, retrieved May 29, 2014.
Subjects
Name
Item ID
154AF
Collection
Subject Files
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