Costco to Host Book Signing for Local San Gabriel Author

Richard J. Arnold will be available to sign copies of pictorial history
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Alhambra - California - US


ALHAMBRA, Calif. - Jan. 31, 2014 - PRLog -- San Gabriel is often referred to as the “birthplace of the Los Angeles region.” The area’s first inhabitants were native peoples often called Gabrieleño because of their association with the San Gabriel Mission, which was founded in 1771; the mission became the fourth and most productive of the 21 California missions built along El Camino Real.

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.

Join the Author for a Book Signing!


2207 West Commonwealth Avenue, Alhambra CA 91803

When: Saturday, February 8th, 2014; 11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online (

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit

San Gabriel

by Richard J. Arnold

Images of America Series

128 pages/ softcover

Available: November 18, 2013
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