Native Sons of the Golden West

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Friendship. Loyalty. Charity. These are the values of the Native Sons of the Golden West, the organization that, since 1875, has dedicated itself to the mission of preserving the physical vestiges of California history. Through the years, this group has helped to save, memorialize, and restore such treasures as Sutter's Fort, the Monterey Custom House, the Vallejo Petaluma Adobe, and many of the California missions. Starting out in San Francisco, the Native Sons now has 75 "parlors," or chapters, statewide. With nearly 9,000 history-minded members, the Native Sons are known worldwide for their pageantry, pomp, and parades, as they keep alive the traditions of history.
ISBN: 9780738530918
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Richard S. Kimball and Barney Noel have both served as president of the Native Sons and contribute heavily to the organization's charitable and preservation activities. Using the group's extensive archive of historic images, the authors present here a rich collection of photographs and memorabilia that tell the history of the organization as well as the state of California. To paraphrase the original charter of the Native Sons, this book will help “perpetuate in the minds of all Native Californians the memories of one of the most wonderful epochs in the world's history . . . to unite them in one harmonious body throughout the State”
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