The Untold Story of E.J. Baldwin, told to the Arcadia Community Coordinating Council on March 2, 2020
Just about everyone is familiar with the name “Lucky” Baldwin, the man who purchased the sprawling Rancho Santa Anita in 1875 and became one of the most famous and wealthiest builders of the American West. Much has been written about his ruthless business dealings and dalliances with young women, but there is another part of the story that few know about. “The Untold Story of E. J. Baldwin”, presented by Ed Andersen on behalf of Arcadia Historical Society, provides a revealing look at another side of this controversial character.
Ed Andersen is a fourth generation Californian. He is a graduate of Santa Clara University, and served his country as a First Lieutenant in the United Sates Army. After his military service, he worked for 24 years in sales for The Procter and Gamble Company, and six years afterward for one of the world’s leading career management companies. He has been married to his wife Debbie for 42 years and they have lived in Arcadia, California since 1977.
Ed has always had an interest in the outdoors, coming from formative boyhood experiences he had in Yosemite National Park. He is an avid book collector and John Muir historian; and he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arcadia Historical Society. He has published three books, including Lessons of the Wild, Learning from the Wisdom of Nature and The Truth About Forgiveness, What Your Therapist Isn’t Going to Tell You (written with Thomas Shenk).
For reservations contact Robin Graney, President, ACCC.
$15 includes lunch if RSVP by Friday, February 28, 2020. $20 at the door.
Meeting Location & Information:
Monday, March 2, 2020
11:30am – 1:15pm
Church of the Good Shepherd, Jordan Meeting Hall
400 W. Duarte Rd, Arcadia
RSVP by Friday, February 28, 2020