Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Little Dramas and Untold Tales in the Writing of San Marino History

Monday November 25, 7:00 p.m.

San Gabriel Valley residents far and wide will learn many fascinating facts about their community when the San Marino Historical Society presents ELIZABETH POMEROY, author of San Marino: A Centennial History on Monday, November 25th at Crowell Public Library. After months of research, many thickets of information were carefully pared into the award-winning centennial tome, but who and what was left behind in the final shaping? What voices went unheard and characters unmet? Come find out as we look for back-stories and little gems of San Marino history.

Ms. Pomeroy spoke at the library last September and outlined her story of researching and writing San Marino: A Centennial History which, since then, has sold thousands of copies and received state and national awards. Members of the Centennial Book Committee generated thousands of pages of research which Elizabeth was able to distill down into a wonderfully readable history of San Marino. What we do not know is what she left out. Please join us to hear her tell the tales.

San Marino: A Centennial History traces the history of the first century of the city through words and images. The reader will follow the transition from the area's rich agricultural ranches to the establishment of San Marino as a city. Copies of the book will also be available for purchase just in time for holiday gift-giving.

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 has 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