Saloons and gambling halls arrived during the Wild West era and shoot-outs became commonplace. The vintage images San Gabriel chronicle San Gabriel through the 20th century, covering city growth and oddities, including early resident William Money, the region’s first documented cult leader and founder of the Moneyan Institute and the infamous “Man From Mars” bandit, who terrorized the community with grocery store robberies.
Highlights of San Gabriel include:
Images that have rarely been seen by the general public or have never before been published. The images have been culled from several private collections and from institutions across the county.
Information on the Bean brothers, Joshua and Roy. Joshua ran a saloon until his 1852 murder and his brother Roy, operated the same Headquarters Saloon until he was run out of town by local authorities.
Stories about the development of San Gabriel from a frontier in the Wild West to the birthplace of the Los Angeles region.
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by Richard J. Arnold
Images of America Series
128 pages/ softcover
Available: November 18, 2013