Wednesday, August 22, 2012

San Marino: a Centennial History

A book launch with author Elizabeth Pomeroy
Monday September 24, 6:00 p.m.

San Gabriel Valley residents far and wide will find many fascinating facts about their community when the San Marino Historical Society presents it’s centennial publication, San Marino: a Centennial History on Monday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m. in Crowell Public Library’s Barth Community Room. Author ELIZABETH POMEROY will sign copies of the book beginning at 6:00 p.m. and start her presentation at 7:00 p.m. Books will be sold by check only before and after the program.

San Marino: A Centennial History traces the history of the first century of the city through words and images. This deluxe hardcover limited edition incorporates original research and includes full color photos, maps and text. The reader will follow the transition from the area's rich agricultural ranches to the establishment of San Marino as a city. Inclusion of the early families that shaped the culture will help to illuminate the city's development. Learn how many of the city's cherished traditions have evolved from these earlier times. It is the perfect gift for current and former San Marino families, San Marino High School alumni and people seeking to understand this slice of history of Southern California. San Marino: A Centennial History is perfect for holiday gift-giving and one to treasure every year.

Elizabeth Pomeroy, a California native, graduated from Stanford University and holds a Ph.D. in English from UCLA. She served on the staff of the Huntington Library for ten years, and has taught English at Pasadena City College for a decade, and at UCLA, UC Irvine, and California State University Los Angeles. She is also a writer and contributed a weekly column on historic places entitled “Lost and Found,” for the Pasadena Star-News and San abriel Valley Tribune. In the year 2000 she established Many Moons Press, which publishes books on Southern California history and nature.

For information on the San Marino Historical Society call (626) 304-9375 or email