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Library Hosts Talk on Anita Baldwin
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Library Hosts Talk on Anita Baldwin

The Arcadia Public Library and the Arcadia Historical Society present a special program on Anita Baldwin, the only daughter of “Lucky Baldwin” and his third wife, Jane Virginia Dexter. Anita Baldwin was a composer, philanthropist, patriot, horsewoman, mother, seamstress, poet, author, and animal advocate—she was truly a Renaissance woman. Learn about her fascinating history, talents…

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…

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

Part 4: other artifacts By Galen Patterson The McCaslin family did not want to demolish Anoakia. The property was an institution, and they knew it. The family tried work out different ways to preserve the property, but in the end, developing was the decision they came to. The original owner within the McCaslin family, Lowry…

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

Part 1: An introduction to an iconic family By Galen Patterson Anita Baldwin was the daughter of Elias “Lucky” Baldwin and heiress of the Baldwin estate. Lucky had built and left behind a large estate worth millions at the time, and one that still echoes through the San Gabriel Valley. His empire started with a…

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