Tag: History

Arcadia’s Potential Historic Districts
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Arcadia’s Potential Historic Districts

Part 1: Santa Anita Village By Isabelle Cruz Over 188 years ago, Elias “Lucky” Baldwin owned more than 40,000 acres in Southern California. His businesses and properties left historical legacies, most especially in Arcadia. In an effort to preserve these legacies, the issue has been taken to City Council in the attempt to preserve the…

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…

Arcadia Senior Center: From Waltz to West Side Story
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Arcadia Senior Center: From Waltz to West Side Story

  Arcadia Senior Services has musical lectures provided by Timeless Melodies for Education. The next program will be Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The topic will be “From the Waltz to West Side Story.” It will take place at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive, Arcadia. Music historian, Larry Maurer…