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Ann Houston - Park Service Part 2
Los Angeles Corral of Westerners
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The first Westerners Corral was established in Chicago in 1944 with the aim of promoting the study and understanding of Western history. Soon, corrals were springing up all over the United States -- and even internationally -- with the Los Angeles Corral being established in 1946 by oil executive Homer Britzman -- who was also elected founding Sheriff. The last remaining founding member, Glen Dawson, was one of the L.A. Corral's early Sheriffs and was a well-known rock climber, mountaineer, antiquarian bookseller (Dawson's Bookshop in Los Angeles was founded by his father, Ernest Dawson), and also served as director of the Sierra Club from 1937 to 1951. The Los Angeles Corral of Westerners regularly convenes to hear historians and other speakers present western-related topics -- particularly California -- as well as to celebrate the western spirit through annual Rendezvous and Fandangos. This contains a talk with Ann Houston.
Notes on original container: LA Westerners March 2009 Ann Houston Park Service Part 2
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