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January 2021

The Biggest Little Country Store in the World: How Crawford’s Markets Fed the San Gabriel Valley and Transformed The Industry

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Once upon a time in the San Gabriel Valley, families flocked to a very special chain of supermarkets owned, operated and innovated by Leemoria Barbara and Wayland Howard "W.H." Crawford. From the flagship 1929 Crawford's Market at Valley and New in Alhambra (still extant with its 1964 Old West remodel) to Crawford's Five Points in El Monte ("The Biggest Little Country Store in the World"), from Montebello to Rosemead, Pasadena to Glendale, these visionary grocery stores offered a great selection…

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Touring Southern California’s Architecture of Death with historian Nathan Marsak

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Are you a taphophile—fascinated with cemeteries, gravestones and the culture of death and mourning? Join the club, and reserve your spot as Esotouric, L.A.'s most eclectic sightseeing tour company, teams up with Nathan Marsak, America’s wittiest historian of mortuary architecture, for an immersive illustrated lecture on the early cemeteries and innovative mausoleum designs of Southern California.We'll begin the program with rare photographs and some fascinating stories about City Cemetery and Old Calvary, two of the earliest American burial grounds in…

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