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Baldwin Estate on Lake Tahoe’s Uncertain Future
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Baldwin Estate on Lake Tahoe’s Uncertain Future

By Galen Patterson Part 3 in a series. When Lucky Baldwin purchased the land at the southern-most tip of Lake Tahoe, he saved 8,000 acres of forest from being cut down. The Nevada mineral rush had caused a frenzy of clear cutting in the area but the private acquisition of the Baldwin Estate ensured that…

The Clara Baldwin Stocker Home
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The Clara Baldwin Stocker Home

By Galen Patterson Part 2: The Clara Baldwin Stocker Home  When Clara Baldwin Stocker died, she had mandated that her wealth be split into three sections. Her two children each received one-third of the estate, while the remaining third went into a trust fund. The trust fund money was to be used to help women…

Who Was Clara Baldwin Stocker?
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Who Was Clara Baldwin Stocker?

By Galen Patterson Part 1: Meet Lucky Baldwin’s other daughter At the time of Arcadia founder Elias “Lucky” Baldwin’s death, he had left a considerable fortune to his daughters, Anita May Baldwin and Clara Baldwin (Stocker). Anita went on to foster young artist’s careers, write poetry, music and a cookbook. She built Anoakia, which was…

Women in Groups are Stronger Together
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Women in Groups are Stronger Together

Part 2: Embracing self-love with Alive & Well Women of Pasadena By Danelle Woodman, Editorial Intern Embody, empower, and in love. Those are a few descriptors of the Alive & Well Women organization out of Pasadena. Although I might use words like necessary or comforting, I think that the participants of the organization’s effort to…

Women Are Stronger Together
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Women Are Stronger Together

Part 1: Learning from the women of the quilting guild By Danelle Woodman, Editorial Intern Tucked away in Arcadia, female quilters uphold a longstanding American tradition Marilyn Brisendine describes as an art that is being lost to us. In a conversation of the Wandering Foot Quilt Guild she’s been a part of for 15-17 years,…

Historical Legacies of Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena and Sierra Madre Women
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Historical Legacies of Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena and Sierra Madre Women

By Danelle Woodman and Isabelle Cruz Women’s History Month started off as a week-long celebration in March declared by President Jimmy Carter in 1980. According to National Women’s History Alliance, in 1987 Congress declared the whole month of March as Women’s History Month in honor and recognition of the “extraordinary achievements of American women.” This…

Century-Old Arcadian Refuses to Slow Down
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Century-Old Arcadian Refuses to Slow Down

By Galen Patterson On a Saturday morning at Salon Votre in Arcadia, a woman walked in to have her hair styled. She moved effortlessly, although careful, around the small salon, lifting her hands to touch her hair, rising from her chair under her own strength and doing all the things healthy and capable humans tend…

The Fall of the House of Baldwin
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The Fall of the House of Baldwin

Part 6: The legacy. By Galen Patterson In some ways, Anita Baldwin left behind as much as her father. Whereas Lucky himself amassed a fortune, founded cities, participated in politics, had famous friends and a generally interesting life, Anita’s legend is also robust, but different. Anita’s legacy stimulates the senses, and captivates the mind. She…

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