OUAT Hosts Launch Party for ‘Crescenta Valley Pioneers & Their Legacies’


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Once Upon A Time bookstore is hosting a book launch for the new title “Crescenta Valley Pioneers & Their Legacies” by Jo Anne Sadler on Sunday, July 22 at 1 p.m.

Their names run deep through local history and lore, adorning street signs, canyons, historical buildings, homes and ranches in the swath of suburbia between Pasadena and Tujunga, where the towns of La Crescenta and La Cañada took shape, along with the unique community of Montrose. Profiled in the pages of “Crescenta Valley Pioneers & Their Legacies” researcher and frequent writer for the Historical Society of Crescenta Valley, Sadler offers information on such notable local names as Theodor Pickens, the first permanent settler; Dr. Benjamin B. Briggs, the founder of La Crescenta; Jacob L. Lanterman and Adolphus W. Williams, the original developers of Rancho La Cañada; and the Le Mesnager family, whose historic wine barn still stands in Deukmejian Wilderness Park.

All are invited to the book launch. This is a free event.

For more information call (818) 248-9668.

Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose