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Title: California Author Series - Author Claudia Jurmain (co-author with David Lavender & Larry L. Meyer)
When: Sat Jun 7 11 am - 1 pm
Description: Author Claudia Jurmain (co-author with David Lavender & Larry L. Meyer)
"Rancho Los Alamitos: Ever changing, always the same"
Saturday, June 7, 11 a.m.

Free with Standard Admission or Membership
A book-signing will follow the presentation.

Book Description:
Rooted in sacred ground and located under temperate skies, Rancho Los Alamitos is a microcosm of Southern California, with a history reflecting every decade from the late-eighteenth-century Alta California of New Spain to the headlong American present of Long Beach, California.

Filled with fascinating detail and intriguing characters, Rancho Los Alamitos begins over two thousand years ago, when the land was known as Povuu'ngna, an important ancestral village of the Tongva people. By the early twentieth century, Rancho Los Alamitos had become the home and working ranch of Fred and Florence Bixby (brother and sister-in-law of Susanna Bixby Bryant, founder of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden), whose idyllic way of life was supported by a newly discovered cache of crude oil buried deep within the ground.
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